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April 2020

Dear Robins School Community:

Mickey Quiñones

If your past month has been anything like mine, you have experienced a whirlwind of emotions as the days of social distancing have extended into weeks. Every night the newscast begins with a tally of the human toll inflicted by this virus, followed by stories of triumph and joy in the face of such adversity. During my ritualistic consumption of the evening news, I am reminded of the things I am grateful for, and mourn what we have lost as individuals and as a society. However, the one thing that always gives me hope is the positive impact we as individuals can have on the lives of others. In this month’s edition of our newsletter, you will read about Spiders who are having such an impact. These stories should make us all proud to be part of this wonderful community.

I also hope that you had a chance to read some of the reflections that were posted on behalf of our graduating seniors during “Senior Week.” What I found most interesting when I read these reflections was how much eating soup at Lou’s meant to our students. My reasoning is that eating at Lou’s represents belonging and friendship. After all, relationships are what bring meaning to our lives. I was also touched to read how much our graduating seniors valued the time they spent with our faculty both in and out of the classroom. To me, this is an indication that we are living out our core value of being student-centered.

As we approach the end of another academic year, I am grateful for the contributions of our entire Robins School community during these difficult times. As I often say, we don’t get to choose what part of history we live in, but we can choose how we live in that part of history. Be safe and stay healthy.

Mickey Quiñones
Robins School of Business

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COVID-19 ResponseIn response to the circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the University of Richmond has transitioned online-only instruction effective through the end of the semester. Business school updates are available here. University updates are available here.
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Students Recognized by Poets&Quants

Two University of Richmond business school students were named to Poets&Quants' 100 Best and Brightest Class of 2020.
Griffiths Claire Griffiths
Business Administration, Concentrations in Finance, Economics, and International Business 
Lankler Hanna Lankler
Business Administration, Marketing Concentration

Professor Awarded for Sustainability Efforts

Trey Sutton, assistant professor of management, was awarded the Sustainability Leadership Award at the (Virtual) Sustainability Banquet organized by UR’s Office of Sustainability. The Sustainability Leadership award recognizes members of the University of Richmond community for their outstanding contributions to sustainability. His involvement on campus and Environmental Management class is cited time and again by students for the lasting impact on their academic career. Congratulations Dr. Sutton!

Inaugural Sustainable Solutions Challenge Winners

Emily George, Rachel Perry, Ana Salitan-Alvarez, and Jack Bergstrom are the winners of the Robins School's and UR's Office of Sustainability's first-ever Sustainable Solutions Challenge. Teams were tasked with eliminating single use plastic water bottles on campus. The winning solution focused on introduction of a mobile application on campus that promote long-term usage of reusable bottles and tracks students' water consumption.  

Robins Elects SGA Officers for 2020-21

We look forward to the leadership of these Robins students in the coming academic year.   

Executive Board
President: Maddie Hoffman
VP Administration: Rider Tuff
VP Student Affairs: Romie Tufaro
VP Finance: Luke Salvati

John Collier
Pete Columbia 
Luke Pojero
Will Troutman
Brock Cannon
Hannah Burke

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Upcoming Programs:

Summer Business Institute | May 11 – 22, 2020 | Learn More 

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Monday, May 18 | 5 - 5:30 p.m. | Virtual (details will be emailed upon signup)
Tuesday, June 9 | 12 - 12:30 p.m. | Virtual (details will be emailed upon signup)
Monday, June 22 | 6 - 6:45 p.m. | Robins School, Room 120

PMP Preparation for the Practitioner | Summer 2020 | Learn More 

Train-the-Trainer | August 3 – 7, 2020 | Learn More

Mini MBA | September 14 – December 14, 2020 | Learn More 

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