125th anniversary

Science Fest 2016 to feature panel of alumnae scientists

Activities and events during Science Fest weekend!

A regional LEGO competition, demonstrations of science in music, the popular Science Day for elementary school children, and inspirational stories from successful alumnae scientists will be just some of the highlights of the 8th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a four-day series of free events that allow the public to discover... READ MORE >>

Founders’ Day ceremony celebrates College’s past and future

Photo of Founders Day

With the establishment of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1891, William Waugh Smith fulfilled his vision of establishing an educational institution for women that was comparable to those provided for men. On Thursday evening, the Randolph College community gathered to celebrate Smith and the others who worked so diligently to found the College 125 years ago.... READ MORE >>

Randolph celebrates 125th anniversary of College’s founding

Dennis Goff, Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology, wishes the College a happy birthday.

As early as 1883 and 1885, then president of Randolph-Macon College (R-MC) in Ashland, Va., W.W. Bennett, with the support of faculty (which included William Waugh Smith) approached the college’s Board of Trustees in an attempt to open some educational opportunities there to women. Both efforts failed. Years later, when Smith himself was president, he once... READ MORE >>

125th anniversary celebration features special art exhibition

125 exhibit poster

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the Jan. 22 opening reception for this exhibition has been rescheduled for March 25. Randolph College will open a special art exhibit featuring 125 of the finest works from its permanent collection this month at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. An opening reception for the 125 from... READ MORE >>

Christman named 2016 Commencement speaker

Jolley Christman

Randolph College will welcome back an alumna and trustee emerita to serve as the 2016 Commencement speaker. Jolley Bruce Christman ’69 served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, beginning in 1997, and was president of the board during the College’s decision to admit men in 2006. Commencement will be held in the... READ MORE >>