alumnae accomplishments

Kakenya Ntaiya ’04 featured in new TED Talk, book by Melinda Gates

Kakenya Ntaiya '04

Kakenya Ntaiya ’04, founder of the nonprofit Kakenya’s Dream and the Kakenya Center for Excellence, is featured in a new TED Talk. Her work is also mentioned in Melinda Gates’ new book, The Moment of Lift, which is forthcoming in April.   Ntaiya’s TED Talk was released on Monday, April 15, and is available here.... READ MORE >>

Kathleen Conti ’11 receives international Scholar Award from P.E.O. Sisterhood

Kathleen Conti ’11

Kathleen Conti ’11 was recently one of 150 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Conti is a Ph.D. student in architecture and historic preservation at the University of Texas at Austin and was sponsored by Chapter CR of Austin, Texas. As a... READ MORE >>

Origami and engineers: SciFest speakers show interconnectedness of art and science

Jessica Sidebottom Jones ’17, Danielle Stone ’17, and Laura Williams spoke during the Women in Science Panel Friday

As Robert J. Lang clicked through a slideshow featuring his most impressive creations, the students in the audience gasped in amazement. His origami works include everything from a 500-micron bird that’s so small it can only be seen through a microscope, to a more than 20-foot-tall Hero’s Horse monument shaped like a Pegasus in Irving,... READ MORE >>

Kathy Graves ’80 appointed president of Lynchburg SunTrust Bank

Kathy Graves '80

Kathy Graves ’80 was recently appointed as SunTrust market president in the greater Lynchburg area. Graves joined SunTrust in 2005 as a client advisor and has more than 35 years of banking experience. As Lynchburg president, Graves will continue her role in Private Wealth Management, leading an established team of financial experts to provide clients... READ MORE >>

Randolph bestows Vita Abundantior Award to Barbara Niedland McCarthy ’73

(From left) Lucy Williams Hooper '73, President Bradley W. Bateman, and Barbara Niedland McCarthy '73, recipient of the Vita Abundantior Award

Randolph recently presented the Vita Abundantior Award to Barbara Niedland McCarthy ’73, in appreciation for her devotion to not only her career and community, but also to the Richmond, Virginia Alumnae and Alumni Chapter, her College, and her classmates. Before presenting the award to McCarthy at the special ceremony in Richmond on October 25, Randolph... READ MORE >>

Basquiat, Boom! for Real, and the Berlind Symposium: A Q&A with filmmaker/director Sara Driver ’77

Sara Driver '77

Acclaimed, independent filmmaker Sara Driver ’77 will be one of the featured guests for the 27th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium October 20-21 at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Held in conjunction with the 107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat, the Berlind Symposium will include a... READ MORE >>

Anne Wilkes Tucker honored with 2018 Vision Award

Anne Wilkes Tucker '67

Anne Wilkes Tucker ’67 was recently honored with the 2018 Vision Award from The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). Tucker received the award at the 2018 CPW Award and Benefit Auction in Kingston, New York, on September 29. She is the curator emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, having, in 1976, become... READ MORE >>

Talking points: Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06 part of policy-shaping team at State Department

Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06

In her job as a United States Foreign Service Officer, Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06 knows diplomacy and policy-making are a team effort. Still, one of the best feelings she gets is when the Secretary of State or Ambassador to the United Nations reads a speech she wrote. “I provide talking points for some extremely high... READ MORE >>

Randolph alums, internship coordinator named ‘Millennials on the Move’

Cover of Lynchburg Business magazine

Evan Smith ’15, Schuyler Godsey Somers ’08, and Maegan Crews Fallen, internship coordinator at Randolph, have been recognized as “Millennials on the Move” in the most recent issue of Lynchburg Business magazine. Smith is director of community outreach for the Academy Center of the Arts, and Somers is co-owner of A Little Party Events. Read more... READ MORE >>

Code Girls Declassified: Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 can finally reveal her secrets as a WWII codebreaker

Dorothy Braden Bruce ‘42 holds a copy of the recently released book that details her previously top secret experiences as a WWII codebreaker for the U.S. Army.

Alumna’s role in top secret military program finally revealed Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 was one of the first to learn that the Japanese had surrendered and World War II was over—she even knew before President Harry Truman. But for 70 years, she and the rest of a top secret group of women recruited by the... READ MORE >>