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Randolph adds 2018 Whiting Award winner to M.F.A. program faculty

Patty Yumi Cottrell (photo by Beowulf Sheehan)

Another nationally known, award-winning author is the newest member of the faculty for Randolph College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program. Patty Yumi Cottrell, a fiction/nonfiction writer and winner of the 2018 Whiting Award for emerging writers, joins the program, which starts this summer. Cottrell’s first novel, Sorry To Disrupt the Peace, was long-listed for... READ MORE >>

Summer Research project analyzing textbook costs

Lewis Ward '20 and Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, work together in the Lipscomb Library.

The average American college student pays around $1,200 for textbooks during any given academic year, according to Stephen Krueger, the access and outreach services librarian at Randolph. This summer, he and Lewis Ward ’20 are teaming up to see how Randolph compares. For their Summer Research project, Krueger and Ward are examining the maximum and... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces Dean’s List for spring 2018

The Randolph College banner

Randolph College is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester: Marie Abowd Meredith Alwine Wajiha Ashraf Elisabeth Ayars Tristina Balsamo Gladys Banton Maggie Bargelski Carter Barnette Shannon Baskin Shearry Bates Elizabeth Beamon Di Bei Jonathan Black Adara Boling Chloe Brazzi Anh Bui Jessica Burroughs Ho’ola Bush Travis Byram Alexis Calloway Tyler... READ MORE >>

Kenny appointed as vice president for finance and administration

Robert Kenny

Randolph College announced the appointment of Robert P. Kenny as the vice president for finance and administration on Friday. Kenny comes to Randolph after serving a three-year term as president after serving a year as interim president for Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Before his appointment at Goddard, Kenny served as vice president for finance... READ MORE >>

Randolph sends forth Class of 2018

Looking down into the Dell, towards the stage

Families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered on a hot Mother’s Day morning to celebrate Randolph College’s Class of 2018. The May 13 ceremony was held in The Dell at 10 a.m. MORE COVERAGE OF COMMENCEMENT 2018 About 160 graduates received their diplomas, including those enrolled in Randolph’s master’s degree program. Paula Wallace, associate dean of... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2018 Phi Beta Kappa inductees

Phi Beta Kappa inductees stand as they are recognized as Phi Beta Kappa inductees

Eleven members of the Class of 2018 have been inducted into the Randolph College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The inductees were: Di Bei Sophia S. Dill Ayla Marjorie Hagen Lydia Hamd Miranda Li Hudson Lauren Elizabeth Morris Tetiana Poliakova Stuart Pratuch Taylor Alexis Samuels Jessy Spencer... READ MORE >>

Beloved associate dean of the College to speak at 2018 Commencement

Paula Wallace (Center) during the Convocation ceremony in 2016

Randolph College has announced that Associate Dean of the College Paula Wallace will serve as the 2018 Commencement speaker. The ceremony will honor about 160 graduates and will take place in the Dell on Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COMMENCEMENT 2018 HERE Beloved by generations of students and graduates, Wallace... READ MORE >>

Meet the Class of 2018

Aubrey Fane

On Sunday, about 160 graduates will receive their diplomas from Randolph College at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. Here’s what some of them will be doing next: Jessy Spencer ’18 Environmental Science major Hired by Virginia Department of Forestry “I was hired as a Forest Inventory & Analysis Field Technician with the Virginia Department of Forestry.... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor elected to Association for Environmental Studies and Science Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies at Randolph, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association for Environmental Studies and Science (AESS). Her term begins in June 2018. The AESS serves the faculty, students and staff of the 1,000-plus interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s research cited by U.S. News & World Report

John Abell

John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics at Randolph, was recently cited in an article by U.S. News & World Report for his research on food deserts. Food deserts are defined as urban areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or fresh, high quality food. Abell has conducted extensive research on the... READ MORE >>

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