Economics

Students get firsthand look at life, commerce in Cuba

Randolph students in front of a classic Cuban airplane.

A group of Randolph students started their summer off the beaten path, living in and studying the economic structure of a socialist country as part of a Summer Study Seminar. Economics professor Andria Smythe led Randolph’s first trip to Cuba as part of the Economic Well-Being in Cuba seminar May 15-23. During their stay in... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Randolph students inducted into international, national 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 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor earns ‘Best Paper’ award at Financial Education Association & Academy of Business Education Conference

Randolph economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt (right) shakes hands with Timothy Michael, executive director of the Financial Education Association.

Economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt received the Best Paper Award in the Pedagogy Category at the recent Financial Education Association & Academy of Business Education Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He co-authored the award-winning paper, “Inventory Methods, Inflation, and Phantom Profits: Liquidity Issues and Pedagogical Opportunities,” with Fran Wolf, a professor at Youngstown State... READ MORE >>

2017 summer study seminars will take students to Cuba, Italy

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During the summer of 2017, Randolph students will have the choice of immersing themselves in the daily life and studying the economic structure of a socialist country or visiting two of the most historically significant cities in the world for art and architecture. Economics professor Andria Smythe will lead Randolph’s first trip to Cuba for... READ MORE >>

Randolph Magazine: Caleb Pearson finds success in business

Caleb Pearson '11

Business major Caleb Pearson ’11 has become one of the top real estate agents in South Carolina and in the nation.  Read about it in Randolph Magazine.... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Voices of Lynchburg speakers series discusses social justice

Economics professor John Abell helps local citizens create a community garden at nearby New Vistas School.

Randolph College will host the “Voices of Lynchburg” speakers series this spring to offer insight into the challenges and opportunities regarding poverty and social justice in the Lynchburg community.  Through presentation and dialogue, participants will seek to increase awareness and explore ways in which Randolph may positively influence the community through innovative solutions. This program is a collaboration between... 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 >>

Andria Smythe incorporates real-world research into economics classes

Andria Smythe

Economics professor Andria Smythe is one of the newest professors factoring into the academic equation at Randolph this fall. A native of Jamaica, Smythe earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Joseph’s University in 2006. She went on to receive a master’s degree in economics in 2011, and a Ph.D. in economics in 2015... READ MORE >>