MFA Alum Feature Update: Starting Over

January 17, 2022

Recently, VCU News has begun a feature series about Virginia Commonwealth University students, graduates, faculty and staff who have boldly chosen to change something in their lives — whether a new profession, area of study or something else entirely.   Alum Joe Cates is one of the first to be spotlighted as part of this series as his life took a healthy turn after the completion his MFA Degree and some life changing steps. Cates spent the first part of his professional life as a chef and restauranteur before a stint in rehab helped put him on a different path.  For more information about Cates' life journey, please see the recent article in VCU News.