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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 >>

Alumna shares research on Latino diversity and politics at campus lecture

Tia Stokes-Brown ’97 goes over data from her research, entitled “The Increasing Significance of Race: Exploring the Development of Latino Racial Group Consciousness and the Link to Political Participation.”

Tia Stokes-Brown ’97 returned to campus this week to share her research on diversity within the American Latino population and the impact of Latino voters on political elections. Brown, who majored in dance and political science, is now a political science professor at Bucknell University and a faculty fellow for the Office of the Associate... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna featured in George W. Bush Institute’s new book

Wazhma Furmuli '11 (photo credit: Chandler West, Refinery29)

Randolph College alumna Wazhma Furmuli ’11 is one of 29 voices featured in We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, a new anthology of personal stories released by the George W. Bush Institute. In the book, Furmuli tells the story of how she refused to let anything stand in the way of her achievements. She recently discussed her passion... READ MORE >>

Alumnae scientists share career experiences with students

Catharine Smith Carty '75 (right) speaks during the panel discussion.

Three alumnae scientists, Aneliese L. Apala ’11, Catharine Smith Carty ’75, and Aliya Gifford ’04, returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2016 Science Festival, which continues with events... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor disconnects as part of alumna-sponsored fellowship

Laura-Gray Street

A two-week creative writing fellowship recently sent a Randolph English professor off the grid. Laura-Gray Street was recently awarded a Garland Distinguished Fellowship, which allowed her to attend a two-week creative writing retreat at the Hambidge Creative Residency Center in rural Georgia. Street, who is on sabbatical, said the experience helped her find inspiration for... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.A.T. graduate voted Lynchburg Living’s Top Teacher

Lynchburg Living cover

Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’13 M.A.T. received the most reader votes in Lynchburg Living’s second annual Top Teacher awards, and is featured on the cover of the March/April 2016 issue. In their nomination letters, voters lauded Unterman as an “innovative and exciting educator” and praised her for developing from scratch a Space Exploration course that connects... READ MORE >>

New labyrinth dedicated in honor of past College leaders

Alumnae and other members of the Randolph community examine the labyrinth, gifted to the College by Katharine Stark Caldwell '74.

Members of the Randolph College community gathered Friday morning to dedicate a new feature on campus that honors three former chairs of the Board of Trustees and a past president of the College. The new labyrinth is located on back campus between the Houston Memorial Chapel and the Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre, and was... READ MORE >>

Christman named 2016 Commencement speaker

Jolley Christman

Randolph College will welcome back an alumna and trustee emerita to serve as the 2016 Commencement speaker. Jolley Bruce Christman ’69 served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, beginning in 1997, and was president of the board during the College’s decision to admit men in 2006. Commencement will be held in the... READ MORE >>

Maffey’s career takes another turn as she returns to Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Maffey

A double major in English and religious studies, Elizabeth A. Maffey ’83 had hoped to return after graduation to her alma mater as a resident director and pursue a career in higher education. No jobs were available at the time, so she moved to Washington, D.C. with three classmates. There, she was hired by Freddie... READ MORE >>

Willis brings investment expertise to Randolph College Board of Trustees

Katherine Clay Willis '89

As one of the newest members of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, Katherine Clay Willis ’89 has found her investment and finance experience, as well as communication and critical thinking skills, to be her most helpful skills. Willis believes that improving education is the key to narrowing the socioeconomic divide in the United States... READ MORE >>

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