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Religious studies professor selected to participate in national seminar on teaching interfaith understanding

Suzanne Bessenger leads a discussion during one of her religious studies courses at Randolph.

Suzanne Bessenger has been selected from a competitive, national pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar is offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. Bessenger, a religious studies professor at Randolph, and... READ MORE >>

Alumnae panelists speak about value of liberal arts degrees at Reunion

Macon Foster McCrossen '61

Alison Buckley ’91 likes to think of her liberal arts education as the ultimate cross-fit training experience that prepared her for success in the marathon of life. “It’s a combination of cardio, strength, stretching, and flexibility that will, in the long-run, make you more fit and a better athlete,” she said. Buckley was one of... READ MORE >>

Randolph vice president, chief of staff selected for CIC leadership academy

Wes Fugate

Randolph College is pleased to announce that Wesley R. Fugate, vice president and chief of staff, is one of 23 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2016–2017 Executive Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the year-long program are vice presidents or cabinet officers in... READ MORE >>

Randolph celebrates the Class of 2016

Graduates process into the Dell

Under a clear sky with a chilly breeze, families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Dell Sunday morning to celebrate the Randolph College Class of 2016. The message for the Commencement ceremony was one of courage and perseverance in the face of change, and speakers encouraged the Class of 2016 to go forward and... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate the Class of 2016 at Commencement Sunday

Randolph College will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 in several events this weekend. About 142 students will receive bachelor’s degrees and approximately 10 will receive master’s degrees. On Saturday, the College will hold Baccalaureate, a celebration of faith and thanksgiving, at 11 a.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. Randolph English professor Gary Dop... READ MORE >>

National Science Foundation awards Randolph nearly $1 million in grant funds for SUPER program

Randolph College has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will fund the Step-Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program through 2021. Created in 2010, SUPER is a four-year program that provides scholarships to a select number of students each year. The program includes academic... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor discusses craft beer industry on Courage Cocktail radio show

J. Nikol Beckham, communication studies professor at Randolph College, was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show.

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show. Previously featured on the show in March 2012, Beckham returned Wednesday, May 4, to give an update about her research on the American brewing industry in an interview with host Lee Anne McClymont. Beckham was joined by Anita Riley,... READ MORE >>

Opening reception held for Senior Studio Art Major’s Exhibit

Andrea Mewhinney '16 stands in front of her artwork.

Andrea Mewhinney ’16 is using her Senior Studio Art Exhibit to raise awareness about endangered animals across the world. On Thursday afternoon, Mewhinney welcomed friends and colleagues to a reception for her exhibit at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Her work features photographs that demonstrate the human footprint on natural habitats as... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with academic and leadership awards

Randolph College Academic Logo - 2015

Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic award winners included: Outstanding First-Year in Art History: Melissa Vandiver Best Senior Paper in Art History: Charley Gorman Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to lecture at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in France

Jennifer Gauthier

Jennifer Gauthier, communication professor at Randolph College, will deliver the lecture, “Real Injuns and Real Indians: Trends in Native American Cinema,” May 4 at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France. Gauthier will discuss the stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood cinema over the years, such as the “bloodthirsty warrior” and the “wise elder.” She will... READ MORE >>

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