Get to know some of our incredible students!

Eric Stanley is a recent graduate from VCU’s BIS program. Eric presents improvisational violin performances which can be found on his YouTube channel. He has more than 116,000 subscribers and over 16 million total views.


Arnulfo Obando is a member of the United States Navy and a recent graduate from VCU’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program. With the BIS program he was able to combine his passion of media and political science to pursue a career as a Public Affairs Officer.


Daniel Smith worked in the field of creative technology implementation. At VCU he studied mass communications, creative entrepreneurship, and graphic design. Danny was our Fall 2015 commencement speaker.

Beth Austin was a local business owner for over a decade before she returned to school. Her BIS focus area of Holistic Wellness allowed her to incorporate a study abroad program in Thailand and create a concentrated curricular emphasis on world studies, business and eastern integrative health therapies. Beth was our Spring 2016 commencement speaker.