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AmazonSmile purchases support Randolph College

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Alumnae and alumni, students, and others in the College community can now give to Randolph each time they make a purchase on the popular online marketplace, Amazon.com. The AmazonSmile program allows shoppers to give 0.5 percent of the price of each purchase they make to Randolph. To support Randolph College through this program, visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0505941.... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor disconnects as part of alumna-sponsored fellowship

Laura-Gray Street

A two-week creative writing fellowship recently sent a Randolph English professor off the grid. Laura-Gray Street was recently awarded a Garland Distinguished Fellowship, which allowed her to attend a two-week creative writing retreat at the Hambidge Creative Residency Center in rural Georgia. Street, who is on sabbatical, said the experience helped her find inspiration for... READ MORE >>

New labyrinth dedicated in honor of past College leaders

Alumnae and other members of the Randolph community examine the labyrinth, gifted to the College by Katharine Stark Caldwell '74.

Members of the Randolph College community gathered Friday morning to dedicate a new feature on campus that honors three former chairs of the Board of Trustees and a past president of the College. The new labyrinth is located on back campus between the Houston Memorial Chapel and the Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre, and was... 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 >>

Randolph sets new gift record on #GivingTuesday

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In its first year participating in the international #GivingTuesday movement, Randolph College set a new record for the number of gifts received in one day, with 270 gifts totaling over $88,000. All gifts given to the College on December 1 counted toward #GivingTuesday participation. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide unrestricted revenue to support all... 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 >>

Watts brings organization skills and business experience to Board of Trustees

Randall J. Watts

Randall J. Watts ’77 believes that education plays a key part in the advancement of society. She hopes her new role as a trustee for the College will allow her to play an important part in advancing educational experiences for Randolph students. “Education is key to having successful lives, partnerships, collaborations, and diversity in everything... READ MORE >>

Sakolosky joins Board of Trustees as president of Alumnae and Alumni Association

Dixie Nash Sakolosky

In her role on the Board of Trustees as president of the R-MWC Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association, Dixie Nash Sakolosky ’68 hopes to serve as a “thoughtful and enthusiastic conduit of communications” between alumnae, alumni, and the Board. She will be representing the College’s largest constituency. Majoring in math and minoring in physics... 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 >>