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Ashley Wright ’89 was sworn in as a superior court judge for Augusta (Georgia) Judicial Circuit Court in January.

Ashley Wright ’89 follows passion for justice as superior court judge For about 20 years, Ashley Wright ’89 spent most of her time facing the judge’s bench as part of her role as assistant district attorney and then district attorney for Augusta, Georgia. These days, however, she has a different view of the courtroom—now from... READ MORE >>

Making Dreams Come True

(Left to right) Jessica Gross '21, Brendan Wicker '21, Brendan Kaiser '21, Charli, Peter Sheldon, physics professor, and Joe Vazquez '19

Randolph physics students create costume for disabled 5-year-old Five-year-old Charli’s eyes widened as a group of Randolph students carried his homemade Halloween costume into the gymnasium. As they placed the Mario Kart-themed contraption over his wheelchair and helped him put on the signature red hat and mustache, he grinned from ear to ear. Thanks to... READ MORE >>

Carrying the Torch

(Left) Daniel Bennett-Blake '21 inches ahead of Bradley Strober '18 during Randolph's first-ever Panathenaic Torch Relay in September.

New major brings unique classes and experiences to students As he ran up the hill to the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Cody Carpenter ’21 could hear the crowd shouting words of encouragement in Greek. With a torch in hand and the breeze blowing his toga behind him, he eased ahead of his... READ MORE >>

‘They Make the World a Better Place’

Leslie Jones '93 poses with Dugan, her 3-year-old rescued Border Collie, at her veterinary practice in Midlothian, Virginia.

Leslie Jones ’93 shares her passion for animals through veterinary medicine When it comes to animals, Leslie Jones ’93 has seen it all. In her role as a veterinarian, she has chased a cow as she jumped over a stone wall while giving birth, spayed and neutered street dogs and cats in Belize for the... READ MORE >>

Celebrating a century of Phi Beta Kappa membership

Class of 2017 Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony.

In 1916, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College became the 88th institution in the nation—and the first woman’s college in the South— to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society for the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Randolph College continues to induct its highest quality graduates into the Delta... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students named Outstanding Chapter for 10th straight year

The annual Science Festival is one of the Randolph Society of Physics Students' biggest events. Here, a Randolph student shows children how to create a circuit.

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently reached a special milestone when it was recognized with an Outstanding Chapter award for the 10th-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2016-17 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are... READ MORE >>

Graves brings financial experience to Randolph Board of Trustees

Kathy Graves '80

Kathy Graves ’80 has called Lynchburg home since she came to college in 1976. Since that time, she has served the community as a volunteer and as a member of numerous committees and boards. Now she has the unique opportunity to make a difference at her alma mater as one of the newest members on... READ MORE >>

Randolph records largest-ever day of giving on Giving Tuesday 2017

Students pose in the Giving Tuesday photo booth, holding thank you signs.

With 569 donors and more than $150,000 in gifts, Randolph posted its single largest day of giving ever on Giving Tuesday, held Nov. 28. Randolph participated in the world-wide day of giving for the third straight year, and the College exceeded its goal of 500 donors. Giving Tuesday is a globally recognized day of giving... READ MORE >>

Deetz’s Bound to the Fire named among Smithsonian’s best books about food

Kelley Deetz

The Smithsonian has named Kelley Deetz’s book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, as one of its 10 Best Books About Food of 2017. Deetz is a Randolph visiting sociology professor. Bound to the Fire draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study... READ MORE >>

Randolph librarian’s article published in Public Services Quarterly

Stephen Krueger

An article by Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library, has been published in the journal Public Services Quarterly. The article, which he wrote during his final semester of graduate school, is entitled “Serving Transgender Patrons in Academic Libraries” and appears in the Future Voices in Public Services column. The... READ MORE >>

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