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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 >>

Randolph sets new gift record on #GivingTuesday

In its first year participating in the international #GivingTuesday movement, Randolph College set a new record for the number of gifts received in one day, with 270 gifts totaling over $88,000. All gifts given to the College on December 1 counted toward #GivingTuesday participation. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide unrestricted revenue to support all... READ MORE >>

Grimm hopes to bolster support for science programs as new Randolph College trustee

Elizabeth A. Grimm

Elizabeth “Liz” A. Grimm ’71 credits the rigorous science education she received at R-MWC for preparing her for graduate school and a successful career. Now a new member of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, she hopes to help more alumnae and alumni find success in science fields. A resident of Houston, Texas, Grimm is... READ MORE >>

Watts brings organization skills and business experience to Board of Trustees

Randall J. Watts

Randall J. Watts ’77 believes that education plays a key part in the advancement of society. She hopes her new role as a trustee for the College will allow her to play an important part in advancing educational experiences for Randolph students. “Education is key to having successful lives, partnerships, collaborations, and diversity in everything... READ MORE >>

Sakolosky joins Board of Trustees as president of Alumnae and Alumni Association

Dixie Nash Sakolosky

In her role on the Board of Trustees as president of the R-MWC Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association, Dixie Nash Sakolosky ’68 hopes to serve as a “thoughtful and enthusiastic conduit of communications” between alumnae, alumni, and the Board. She will be representing the College’s largest constituency. Majoring in math and minoring in physics... READ MORE >>

Patterson strives to build on College’s academic excellence as Randolph trustee

Karen K. Patterson

When interviewing at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) for a field biologist position in 1973, Karen Patterson ’73 was asked just two questions: “Can you swim?” and “Would you like to work here?” SREL knew Patterson, a Randolph-Macon Woman’s College biology major, was the right candidate for the job the minute they received her... READ MORE >>

February Bulletin looks at impact of Alzheimer’s

The February 2015 edition of the alumnae and alumni Bulletin examines the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on members of the Randolph community.... READ MORE >>

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