Voices of Experience 2015 began with the annual panel, "Grad School: From Application to Graduation." Lori Hall, Adjunct Instructor of Sociology at RU and a doctoral student at Virginia Tech, was one of the three panelists.
Dr. Laura Jacobsen, Associate Dean with the RU Graduate College, offered details about getting into graduate school and wisdom on the decision to choose grad school.
Isabel Wu, from the RU Sociology Class of 2013, provided details about her experience as a grad student pursuing her M.A. at Appalachian State University.
The day's events continued in the afternoon with the annual Alumni Career Speaker Panel. Jessica Chandler, Class of 2012, works with Valley Community Services Board in Staunton.
Shyla Jones, Class of 2013, is a Truancy Case Manager with New River Valley Community Services.
Matt Reed, Class of 2012, works in foster care admissions with Intercept Youth Services in Roanoke, Wytheville, and Franklin County.
Alicia Ring, Class of 2009, is a Student Support Services Counselor at Wytheville Community College.
Mary Dickerson, Class of 2013, is a teacher at Check Elementary School.
James Dye, Class of 2007, is a Data Analyst and Report Writer in Human Services at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Chris Saraceni, Class of 2010, is Program Coordinator of the Beans & Rice Afterschool Enrichment Program.
Rick Sparks, Class of 1999, is University Registrar at Virginia Tech.