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Alumnae to appear on nationally televised game show

Two alumnae will appear on “America’s Favorite Quiz Show,” Jeopardy!, this month. Susan Cole ’03 will be a contestant on the classic game show this Wednesday, October 12, and Lani Golstab Gonzalez ’04 will be on the show October 21. Both episodes air on CBS at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Filmed earlier this year, the... READ MORE >>

Randolph sets giving record in 2015-16

Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, Randolph College raised $15.6 million, setting a record for the highest giving total for any fiscal year in the College’s history. The largest gift was a planned $7.82 million bequest from the late Laura Maud Battle Winstead ’50 and her husband, Emerson Clarence Winstead, Jr. The gift,... READ MORE >>

Alumna makes bequest gift to support STEM scholarships for women

When she attended Reunion earlier this year, Johanne Pryor ’61 was overwhelmed by fond memories, like the Odd class traditions, and the many changes on campus. In addition to her support for the College and donating her class ring in the past, the event prompted her to make a sizeable bequest to support scholarships for... READ MORE >>

Alumna musician performing on Mississippi River tour

Claudia Troyer '14 and Adam Springob in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa.

This fall, Claudia Troyer ’14 is combining two of her favorite hobbies: traveling and performing as a member of the musical duo Springob & Troyer. The pair of Americana/rock musicians is currently canoeing the Mississippi River from Minneapolis, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana as part of a three-month tour. As of Tuesday, they had reached... READ MORE >>

2016 alumna hired as international broadcaster

Ei Thant Sin '16 on the set for Voices of America Burmese

Communication studies graduate Ei Thant Sin ’16 was recently hired as an international broadcaster for the Voice of America (VOA) Burmese news service in Washington, D.C. VOA provides radio, TV, and digital programming in 45 different languages to a weekly audience of more than 134 million. VOA Burmese has more than 5.5 million subscribers on... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents 2016 Alumnae Achievement Awards

Muriel Zimmerman Casey '53, Heather Ayers Garnett '86, and Rebecca Dixon '60.

Three esteemed professionals were the recipients of Randolph College’s 2016 Alumnae Achievement Awards, presented tonight by President Bradley W. Bateman. The 2016 Alumnae Achievement Award winners were:   Muriel Zimmerman Casey ’53 Muriel Zimmerman Casey ’53 earned her degree in English and started her career as a teacher for Seven Hills School in 1963. By... READ MORE >>

2016 graduate hired as research chemist

Yashaswi Shrestha ’16

Yashaswi Shrestha ’16 was recently hired as a research chemist for Beautycounter, a beauty and personal care company based in Santa Monica, California. A chemistry major when she was at Randolph, Shrestha now researches, screens, and reviews chemicals and ingredients used in the company’s products, ensuring that they are both safe to use and not... READ MORE >>

Randolph trustee featured in Austin American-Statesman

Edna Aguirre Rehbein '77 receives her Alumnae Achievement Award from President Bradley W. Bateman in September 2015.

Randolph College Trustee Edna Aguirre Rehbein ’77 was featured in the Austin American-Statesman’s “Getting to Know You” section this week. A resident of Round Rock, Texas, Rehbein was elected to the Randolph’s Board of Trustees earlier this year. She was also one of the College’s Alumnae Achievement Award recipients in 2015. Read the full article... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives $7.82 million gift

Randolph College recently received a $7.82 million gift—the second largest individual gift in the College’s history. The gift, which will provide scholarships for students, was a bequest from Laura Maud Battle Winstead ’50 and her husband, Emerson Clarence. “This transformative gift is a wonderful testament to the commitment of a very special couple to this... READ MORE >>

2016 graduate joins Randolph staff as sustainability coordinator

Sara Woodward '16 holds a chicken at last year's Involvement Fair.

When Sara Woodward ’16 left the Red Brick Wall after graduation in May, she didn’t go far. The environmental science major was recently hired as the College’s sustainability coordinator and assistant to the director of the Department of Buildings & Grounds. “I feel truly honored to work alongside the passionate faculty and staff here,” Woodward... READ MORE >>

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