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High school volleyball players dig Randolph’s Advanced Skills Camp

Several high school volleyball players who will don black and yellow WildCat jerseys this fall got a preview of what it will be like to be a team member this week. Madison Bunting ’19, Brooks Gillerlain ’19, Abbe Bane ’19, and Rebecca Lesnak ’19, along with 18 other high school athletes from across Virginia and... READ MORE >>

Wright Hall renovation headlines list of summer maintenance projects

When students return to Randolph next month, they’re likely to notice several changes on campus after what has been an especially busy summer for the College’s Buildings & Grounds Department. Topping the list is the Wright Hall renovation, made possible by generous alumnae donations. When the 107-year-old dormitory’s 70-plus residents move in for fall semester,... READ MORE >>

Randolph participates in Virginia Private College Week

LYNCHBURG – Randolph College and 23 other private colleges from around the state will celebrate Virginia Private College Week July 27-August 1. The event provides rising high school juniors and seniors – and their families – with the opportunity to learn more about the vast array of educational offerings in the state. The week is... READ MORE >>

Local children saddle up for Randolph’s summer pony camps

On Friday, young equestrians participating in the second session of Randolph’s Pony Camp capped off a week of learning about all things equine by showing off their riding skills to parents, students, and Riding Center staff. The camp, which is open to ages 6-12, is designed to open the world of riding to children from... READ MORE >>

Exhibit explores identity of black males in 21st Century America

Staff at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College hope a new video exhibit will create a community discussion about the effect of race on contemporary life in America. Question Bridge: Black Males opened last week. The three-hour video-art documentary features dialogue between black men about the effect race has on education and the... READ MORE >>

Randolph women’s basketball players work one-on-one with young campers

This week, Randolph’s women’s basketball players are back in the RAD Center gym working on fundamentals and team building. But instead of preparing for their own opponents, these student-athletes are focused on helping local girls. Women’s Head coach Allison Nichols, Assistant Coach Lindsey Sharman, and Randolph players Abigail Bullins ’16, Korin Harris ’17, and Rebecca... READ MORE >>

RAD Center rolls out new dance floor

Thanks to a generous gift from a former dance student, Randolph College’s dance studio now features new, more modern flooring. The vinyl-type flooring was installed this summer using funding provided in part by Sue-Gray Goller ’73. Goller was a member of the Dance Club as well as countless other student organizations as an undergraduate at... READ MORE >>

Grant allows College to host training for local science teachers for sixth year

Randolph professors Peter Sheldon, Peggy Schimmoeller, and Amanda Rumore want kids to love science. That’s the driving force behind their efforts to work with local public and private school teachers to provide more hands-on lessons and engaging experiences for area children. Last week, the team of professors was awarded a $139,526 grant from the State... READ MORE >>

Randolph named one of the nation’s ‘best and most interesting’ institutions

Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top schools in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Schools included... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Nursery School becomes fourth program in the state—and the only from the region—to earn a top rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative

The Randolph College Nursery School (RCNS) has become just the fourth program in the state—and the first from the Piedmont region—to earn a top rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI). The preschool was notified of the rating last week. As part of the 5-star rating, RCNS earned a perfect score in three out... READ MORE >>

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