alumnae

Randolph College alum begins Peace Corps service in Mongolia

Ayla Hagen

Article courtesy of Peace Corps Public Affairs Office Ayla Hagen ’18 has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Mongolia on May 29 to begin training as an English education teacher volunteer. “I have always been a service-minded individual and have often sought ways to help those in my community and abroad in... READ MORE >>

Coming home: Randolph couple begins next chapter of their love story with return to Lynchburg

Aaron and Megan Humphreys and their daughter, Jacqueline, at their home in Lynchburg

It was a Tuesday in November 2011, and Aaron Humphreys ’11 had the perfect plan. He would wait on the bench by the Sundial for one of his girlfriend’s friends to send her outside their room in Wright Hall at the designated time. “The Sundial,” he said, “is a staple on campus. It’s the first... READ MORE >>

Information Upgrade: Elizabeth Cole Schlackman ’03 helping turn libraries from ‘storehouses to bridges’

Elizabeth Cole Schlackman is the collection development librarian for Montgomery College

When she was little, Elizabeth Cole Schlackman ’03 learned to love libraries from her librarian mother. “She raised us to be regular readers and regular users of libraries,” she said. Schlackman was an aide in high school and worked as an assistant in the library at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Both she and her twin sister,... READ MORE >>

Why I give: A Q&A with John and Margie Roberts Johnson ’59

Margie Roberts Johnson and her husband John

Tell us about your lives today. John and I moved to a retirement community near Roanoke, Virginia, about a year ago. Our daughter and her family live nearby, and our son and family live in Nashville. I enjoyed a career as an Episcopal church choirmaster-organist in Morristown, Tennessee; that work began as I majored in... READ MORE >>

Randolph students earn Honorable Mention Delegation Award at Model United Nations

Students met Ahmen Botan Dhakkar, senior advisor to the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN.

Last week, Randolph College sent a delegation of students to an international summit in New York City, where they discussed international relations and proposed solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Randolph students represented Somalia in the 2019 Model United Nations conference April 14-18. The team received special recognition for its work, earning... READ MORE >>

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08 gives TED Talk about freelance work

Laura Pennington Briggs '08

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08, a legal SEO blog writer and strategist, recently released her TED Talk, “The Future is Freelancing.” At Randolph, Briggs majored in economics and political science, and she earned a master’s degree in political science and Ph.D. in public administration/policy from Virginia Tech. In addition to her TED Talk, Briggs contributed her... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Digging up Virginia history: alumna to share career experiences in archaeology

Samantha Henderson sifts through artifacts found at James Madison's Montpelier. (Photo by Montpelier Archaeology Department)

Samantha Henderson ’10, a project review archaeologist for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, will discuss her work at some of the state’s most historic sites at Randolph on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Room 537 of the Harold G. Leggett Building. Her lecture, “Practicing Historical Archaeology in Virginia: Montpelier, Fort Monroe, and... 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 >>