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The Key to Success: Passion for math and music help George Darko-Boateng ’20 find balance

George Darko-Boateng '20 plays the piano in Main Hall lobby

While growing up in Ghana, George Darko-Boateng ’20 and his brothers spent visits with their grandfather playing the piano. Usually, he would tap random keys for fun. But one day, Darko-Boateng recognized a note from a song he had heard in church. Determined to learn the whole song, he kept trying new keys and combinations... READ MORE >>

‘I feel like this is my place’: New M.F.A. in creative writing exceeds enrollment expectations

Layli Long Soldier, an award-winning poet and member of the M.F.A. faculty, shares her work during the residency program.

As an English major, Amelia Harrington ’17, ’20 M.F.A. loved her undergraduate experience at Randolph College. She excelled in poetry and creative writing, graduating with honors in the major. But what really elevated her Randolph experience were the close relationships she developed with professors. So when she learned about Randolph’s new low-residency M.F.A in creative... READ MORE >>

Randolph Science Festival receives Technology Program of the Year Award

Participants in the 2018 Science Festival work on computers

Randolph College’s Science Festival was recently recognized for its impact on the region at the Lynchburg Regional Technology Council’s 2018 Tech Edge Awards ceremony. Randolph received the Technology Program of the Year Award, which recognizes an educational institution or group of students who have shown outstanding achievement in the areas of technology and innovation in... READ MORE >>

Month in Photos: November 2018

Aerial photo of autumn colors on front campus

November was exciting and eventful! Here are some of our favorite photos from the month.... READ MORE >>

Vita Fall 2018 No. 5 – Table of Contents

Vita magazine Fall 2018 Cover

Vita – The Magazine of Randolph College December 2018 – Number 5 Contents:... READ MORE >>

Randolph junior eyes Olympics while making her mark in the national weightlifting arena

Meredith Alwine '20

Although she’s only been competing in the sport for three years, Meredith Alwine ’20 has won multiple Junior and Senior National titles as well as three silver medals at the Junior World Weightlifting Championships.... READ MORE >>

Senior research, RISE grant help Marie Abowd ’19 achieve childhood dream

Chincoteague Island Pony Swim (photo by James Hoskins)

A RISE grant paid for travel and lodging to attend the Chincoteague Island Pony Swim as part of her senior environmental studies research project: “Horsin’ Around: A Comparative Analysis of Wild Equine Management Strategies on Atlantic Coastal Islands.”... READ MORE >>

Accomplished fiction/non-fiction writer joins M.F.A. core faculty

Anjali Sachdeva (Photo by Becky Thurner Braddock)

Anjali Sachdeva is the newest addition to Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Her first collection of stories, All the Names They Used for God, was named a must-read book for 2018 by Elle and AM New York.... READ MORE >>

Randolph sets new record for largest-ever day of giving on Giving Tuesday

Wes Fugate, vice president for student affairs, and Randolph students express their gratitude at the Giving Tuesday photo booth

Randolph College set record highs for giving during Giving Tuesday on November 27. During the daylong event yesterday, 725 alumnae and alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students contributed to the Annual Fund, helping Randolph raise over $285,000. The results broke records for the College in both participation numbers and dollars, making Giving Tuesday 2018... READ MORE >>

Randolph, The Listening partner to open region’s first Freedom School

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, and Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Randolph College, shake hands following the announcement of the new partnership.

On Tuesday, Randolph formally announced a new partnership with The Listening to open a Freedom School. The program is the first of its kind in Lynchburg, and only the second Freedom School in the state of Virginia. An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools offer a free, six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment... READ MORE >>

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