Student Engagement

Dr. Scott with two graduate students at a VCU conference.

MERREC is continually empowering our students and alumni to become champions in their educational fields. We are continually adding various ways people can learn, grow and connect with one another through the creation of various organizations centered around Diversity & Inclusion. If you would like more information or would like to start a group of your own, please email us at

Advocacy and Leadership Association of Minority Educators (ALAME)

This organization strives to promote and advocate for equitable access and opportunities for minority educators within the VCU School of Education. Their goals are to maximize all aspects of student growth inclusive of academic, social, emotional, and career development.

Details will be released soon regarding ALAME's general body meetings and upcoming events!

  • President: Timothy Sinkfield
  • Vice President: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Treasurer: Kelly Ndayizigiye

Affinity Groups

Soon we will be announcing several affinity groups which both current students and SOE alumni can join and participate in. These groups will cater to very specific areas like race, gender, religion and program of student to name a few. If you have interest in starting your own affinity group please email us at