VCU Department of English’s Bachelor of Arts Program celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016. On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 faculty, fellow alumni, and friends of the department joined in the celebration hosted at the VCU Scott House. Earlier that day, the department kicked off the festivities with our undergraduates reading from their award-winning creative and scholarly work. Then, alum Kevin Powers (BA ’08), finalist for the 2012 National Book Award for The Yellow Birds, read from his latest fiction. A general reception followed.
With 50 years of degree-awarding experience and over 3500 program alumni, VCU English is still going strong.