Economics

It all adds up: Business and economics major helps handle money at Busch Gardens

Cody Carpenter in front of a large statue of the Busch Gardens logo

As a cash control intern at Busch Gardens this summer, Cody Carpenter ’21 is getting to work at a place he has loved his entire life.  “I wanted to do this internship since I was born in Williamsburg and already knew the area and the park,” Carpenter said. “I also feel like having a name... READ MORE >>

Heinfeldt presents research at Institute for Global Business Research Conference

Jeffery Heinfeldt

Economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt presented his paper, “The Identification of Stakeholders in Holiday Films: An Illustrative, Pedagogical Analysis,” at the Institute for Global Business Research Conference in New Orleans on April 26. In his paper, Heinfeldt identifies and analyzes stakeholder relationships from a number of classic, holiday movies in order to enhance the... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... 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 >>

Abell to present research at Social Science Association conference

John Abell

John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics at Randolph, will present his paper, “Redlining in Lynchburg, Virginia,” at the Virginia Social Science Association conference on April 13 at Longwood University. The Virginia Social Science Association is the oldest association of academics in Virginia, comprised of scholars from multiple social disciplines. In addition to his... READ MORE >>

Honor roll: Students inducted into national, international honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2019 inductees were: Psi Chi (Psychology) Rabiea Ashraf Waijha Ashraf Maida Choudery Alex Conway Tori Green Kyosuke Takano Agnes Reyes Merced   Phi Alpha Theta (History) Rebecca E. Lesnak Alexandra Murgas   Omicron Delta... READ MORE >>

Living the dream: Randolph student interns with international nonprofit, Kakenya’s Dream

Rebecca Lesnak '19

This fall, Rebecca Lesnak ’19 became the first Randolph student to intern for Kakenya’s Dream. Founded by Kakenya Ntaiya ’04, the nonprofit organization works to empower girls in Kenya through education. For her internship, Lesnak is working remotely from campus to advance the mission of the organization, using her skills as a global studies and history... READ MORE >>

Career updates for the Class of 2018!

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Noelle Wojciechowski ’18 Major: engineering physics “I am a mechanical engineer at CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc. and started there in June. I am currently working in the Kalamazoo, Michigan office. I’m on a team within the company that focuses primarily on project work at Pfizer, a major pharmaceutical company, which has one of its largest... READ MORE >>

Liz Beairsto ’20 makes a difference in internship at Clean Water Action

Liz Beairsto '20

This summer, Liz Beairsto ’20 was a community outreach intern with Clean Water Action’s national office in Washington, D.C. In her role, Beairsto worked alongside Clean Water Action’s members and professional staff to educate the public about environmental protection and its correlation to quality of life. “I was only with Clean Water for a short... READ MORE >>

By the numbers

Professor Liz Perry-Sizemore, San Hoang '20, Anh “Jessica” Bui ’20, and Leo Cohen look at a map of Lynchburg.

In an economics class last year, Anh “Jessica” Bui ’20 was amazed to learn all the ways statistics could bring about positive change in communities. “Just based on numbers, you can tell a lot about a community, and that can be used to help community leaders make decisions,” Bui said. She is now hoping to... READ MORE >>