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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 14, 2017

October 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Skylar Roebuck (’06) & Luke Libraro, Rocket Wagon founders

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 14, 2017:

  • Skylar Roebuck (’06) is the co-founder of Rocket Wagon, a rapidly growing Internet of Things consultancy firm based in Chicago. Find out more in VCU School of Engineering’s profile of them.
  • The RTD talked to Lucy Dacus (’13) about what it’s like to be back performing in her hometown.
  • Michele Lord (’97) & Susan Hill (’98) are the co-founders of the Richmond Food Co-op, which has attracted more than 1100 members and is aiming to add more before its opening in 2018.
  • Ben Houghton (’06) is performing at the Broadway’s Babies benefit performance Saturday, October 28th at 8 pm at the Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn.
  • Gui Cavalcanti (’04) is the CEO of MegaBots, which participated in the “world’s first giant robot duel” on Oct 17th.  He appeared as a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition.
  • Discover Richmond interviewed Virginia Samsel (’00) about art, wine, and the city as part of their project to document creative Richmonders.
  • Rabbi Yonina Creditor (’97), a Navy chaplain, gave the benediction at the dedication of the Global War on Terrorism memorial at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.
  • GitHub’s engineering manager for data science, Miju Han (’06), is quoted in this article about the company.
  • Alloy, the platform helping the financial services industry make data-driven customer decisions founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn (’09), and Scott Clark (’09) closed a $3.8 million seed round of equity financing this week.
  • Baldi Middle School Principal Luke Hostetter (’04) took students from the school soccer team to play on the field at Talen Energy Stadium, the home of the MLS team the Philadelphia Union.
  • Ashley Hawkins (’03) is the executive director of Studio Two Three, which is hosting “To Market, To Market,” a mini-conference for artists/creators who want to turn their craft into a business on Saturday, Oct 21.
  • Jackie Kruszewski (’02) wrote about the thorny issue of modernizing Richmond Public School buildings for Richmond Magazine.

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