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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 >>

Davenport Leadership program uses teamwork and service to teach life lessons

Davenport Leadership Institute students have spent the past two weeks shooting across zip lines, completing scavenger hunts, and volunteering in the community—all in the name of teambuilding. The slate of events and bonding exercises are designed to prepare them to mentor new students during orientation sessions and during the academic year. “I think the neat... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Nursery School to offer new class for 5-year-olds

Randolph College will offer a new class for 5-year-olds at its preschool beginning in August. The Randolph College Nursery School (RCNS) is adding the class to provide another option for parents who want their children to have extra preparation before kindergarten. RCNS already offers classes for children beginning at 3 years of age. The 5-year-old... READ MORE >>

Randolph College and CVCC sign new dual enrollment agreement

A new partnership between Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) and Randolph College will provide eligible community college students with an affordable option to earn a Randolph College degree. On Friday, officials from Randolph College and Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) signed a Dual Admission and Enrollment Agreement that will allow qualified high school graduates to... READ MORE >>

Randolph, Endstation Theatre announce partnership

Randolph College and Endstation Theatre Company announced a new partnership this week that will provide unique opportunities for Randolph College students and allow Endstation to move its summer operations to the City of Lynchburg. Randolph and Endstation began discussing the opportunity for the partnership last August. “There is a strong history of excellence in the... READ MORE >>

Randolph recognized with Bronze Award in 2015 CASE Circle of Excellence competition

Randolph College has won yet another award for its newest admissions publication, The Official Guide to Randolph College. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced the winners of its international Circle of Excellence Awards on Wednesday. Randolph was awarded a Bronze Award in the Viewbook and Prospectuses (print) category. It was one... READ MORE >>

Randolph College celebrates the Class of 2015

With the weather alternating between sprinkles, warm sun, and overcast clouds, an audience of family, friends, faculty, and staff filled the Dell Sunday, May 17 for the 2015 Commencement ceremony. It was a celebration of endings and beginnings and a call for the graduates to use their leadership skills and passions to make the world... READ MORE >>

National advocate for the liberal arts provides keynote for Randolph’s Heick Symposium on College Admissions

Before launching into her keynote address, Georgia Nugent surveyed the room of high school guidance counselors and independent consultants to see who had attended a liberal arts school or completed a liberal arts major. The majority of those in the room raised their hands. “This really is preaching to the choir,” said Nugent, former president... READ MORE >>

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