alumnae accomplishments

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

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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 >>

Art graduate launches museum career

Stormy Clowdis

Stormy Clowdis ’13 has used her experiences working for the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College to start a full-time career in in the museum field, as well as gain entrance into a graduate program.... READ MORE >>

Alumna chosen to lead Lynchburg arts council

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Cameo Hoyle ’10 is back in Lynchburg to lead a local arts organization.
Hoyle recently became the executive director of the James River Council for the Arts and Humanities. The organization works to develop support for the arts and reflect the cultural and creative heritage of the Lynchburg area.... READ MORE >>

How the liberal arts made Ayn Dietrich ’04 a spokesperson for the FBI

Ayn Dietrich ’04

Every day, Ayn Dietrich ’04 talks with reporters about high profile cases involving federal investigators, from suspected terrorist activity to searches for missing children. She previously served as an intelligence analyst and the person who briefs the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the attorney general on important cases. Friday afternoon, she gave... READ MORE >>

Alumna Anne Wilkes Tucker ’67 featured in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently published a column about the career of Anne Wilkes Tucker ’67. On the occasion of Tucker’s upcoming retirement after nearly 40 years of curating photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), the Journal interviewed her about her career. The column highlights her groundbreaking exhibitions on Czech Modernism, Japanese... READ MORE >>

Kelley Swain ’07 publishes three books in 2014

Kelley Swain

Behind Randolph’s Red Brick Wall, Kelley Swain ’07 pushed pens and critiqued poetry with the writing group “the Quill Drivers.” Now across the Atlantic Ocean, she continues her prolific writing. In fact, the London author is publishing three books this year. photo credit: Marcos Avlonitis In March, Valley Press published Opera di Cera, a poetry... READ MORE >>