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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Jewelle Wooten Bickford '63

Alumna leads national effort to place more women in leadership positions When Jewelle Wooten Bickford ’63 first entered the workforce, she knew there would be many glass ceilings in her way. After all, it was more common for women to stay at home than pursue a career, much less one in business. Over the next... READ MORE >>

Hooper elected chair of Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

Lucy Hooper '73

Lucy Hooper ’73, a trustee emerita who served on the Randolph Board of Trustees from 2000-2017, including five years as president, was recently elected chair of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). Hooper has served on the MSRB Board since 2014, and is currently on the Nominating and Governance Committee. She is executive vice president... READ MORE >>

Behind the scenes at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Jessica Burroughs '18 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Jessica Burroughs ’18 has spent the summer living and working in Chicago as part of the 2017 Donald P. Baiocchi Lyric Opera of Chicago Internship, sponsored each year by alumna Amanda Fox ’67. The 10-week program allows Randolph students to gain hands-on experience in arts management and nonprofit fundraising while working for the Lyric Opera... READ MORE >>

Randolph faculty ranked in top 20 nationally by The Princeton Review

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Randolph College has been ranked 19th in the nation for most accessible professors and 17th for Best Health Services by the Princeton Review as part of the 2018 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 382 Colleges. This is not the first ranking that recognizes Randolph and its faculty. Just recently, the College was ranked... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces new M.F.A. program in creative writing

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Randolph College has announced the addition of a new master of fine arts program in creative writing. The first semester is set to begin in July 2018. The two-year, low-residency M.F.A. program is the first of its kind in Virginia, and will provide an immersive, personalized experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. The... READ MORE >>

Enjoying the ride

Nick Pollard '18

Even though the degree he earns from Randolph will be in chemistry, Nick Pollard ’18 can now add “motorcycle studies” to his academic profile. This summer, Harley-Davidson of Lynchburg created a special internship opportunity for Pollard that has allowed him to work on some of the finest motorcycles he has ever seen. Some of his... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Deetz to present keynote at Stratford Hall Teachers Institute

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting professor of sociology at Randolph, will give the keynote address for the upcoming 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers at historic Stratford Hall. The theme of the program, which takes place from July 26-29, is “Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758.” Deetz will discuss “Slavery and Resistance in the Early Atlantic World: Sowing the... READ MORE >>

A whale of an internship

Kati Biggs '18 (left) during a whale watch

This summer, biology major Kati Biggs ’18 set course for the coast of New Hampshire and an internship at the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. As part of the experience, she goes whale watching four times a week and assists with the organization’s educational outreach programs. She has also participated in multiple beach cleanups... READ MORE >>

Randolph librarian’s work published in regional journal

Stephen Krueger

An article by Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, was published in The Southeastern Librarian (Volume 65 Number 2, Summer 2017). It was listed under the title, “Health Sciences Assessment at UNC Charlotte: A Collection Development Fellowship.” The article is Krueger’s first peer-reviewed journal publication; however, he presented a poster on the... READ MORE >>

Summer at the Maier

(From left) Maier education curator Laura McManus, office manager and public engagement coordinator Danni Schreffler, Stacey Samuels '18, and Maddie Shelby '18

Stacey Samuels ’18 and Maddie Shelby ’18 interned at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College this summer, where they primarily worked alongside education curator Laura McManus in community outreach and programming. Samuels, a studio art major, and Shelby, an art history major, have been recording both of their experiences in a running blog... READ MORE >>

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