alumnae accomplishments

Randolph alumna featured in George W. Bush Institute’s new book

Wazhma Furmuli '11 (photo credit: Chandler West, Refinery29)

Randolph College alumna Wazhma Furmuli ’11 is one of 29 voices featured in We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, a new anthology of personal stories released by the George W. Bush Institute. In the book, Furmuli tells the story of how she refused to let anything stand in the way of her achievements. She recently discussed her passion... READ MORE >>

Alumnae scientists share career experiences with students

Catharine Smith Carty '75 (right) speaks during the panel discussion.

Three alumnae scientists, Aneliese L. Apala ’11, Catharine Smith Carty ’75, and Aliya Gifford ’04, returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2016 Science Festival, which continues with events... 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 >>

Maffey’s career takes another turn as she returns to Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Maffey

A double major in English and religious studies, Elizabeth A. Maffey ’83 had hoped to return after graduation to her alma mater as a resident director and pursue a career in higher education. No jobs were available at the time, so she moved to Washington, D.C. with three classmates. There, she was hired by Freddie... READ MORE >>

Willis brings investment expertise to Randolph College Board of Trustees

Katherine Clay Willis '89

As one of the newest members of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, Katherine Clay Willis ’89 has found her investment and finance experience, as well as communication and critical thinking skills, to be her most helpful skills. Willis believes that improving education is the key to narrowing the socioeconomic divide in the United States... READ MORE >>

Grimm hopes to bolster support for science programs as new Randolph College trustee

Elizabeth A. Grimm

Elizabeth “Liz” A. Grimm ’71 credits the rigorous science education she received at R-MWC for preparing her for graduate school and a successful career. Now a new member of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, she hopes to help more alumnae and alumni find success in science fields. A resident of Houston, Texas, Grimm is... READ MORE >>

Patterson strives to build on College’s academic excellence as Randolph trustee

Karen K. Patterson

When interviewing at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) for a field biologist position in 1973, Karen Patterson ’73 was asked just two questions: “Can you swim?” and “Would you like to work here?” SREL knew Patterson, a Randolph-Macon Woman’s College biology major, was the right candidate for the job the minute they received her... READ MORE >>

Achievement awards honor work of three outstanding alumnae

From left are 2015 Alumnae Achievement Award winners Carol Shepard Gutknecht '67, Kakenya Ntaiya '04, and Edna Aguirre Rehbein '77.

A nationally recognized opera singer and music educator, a higher education administrator, and an internationally recognized human rights advocate were the recipients of Randolph College’s 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards this weekend. Since 1981, the award has been given annually to alumnae who personify the value of a liberal arts education and have brought distinction to... READ MORE >>

Newspaper highlights alumna’s multi-faceted career

Photo of Liz Colton

The Citizen-Times in Asheville, NC, recently published a story on Elizabeth “Liz” Colton ’67, an Asheville native who returned to her hometown after working in journalism and international diplomacy for decades. Colton majored in English and minored in classics at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. As a journalist, she interviewed heads of state, including leaders of Iraq, Pakistan,... READ MORE >>

Alumna leadership coach set to teach students about career advancement on November 5

Photo of Julie Winston

Julia Winston ’02, a leadership and executive coach, will visit Randolph College on November 5 to help students learn about the foundations of a strong career.... READ MORE >>