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Vita Abundantior – The Magazine of Randolph College – No. 6 – Spring 2019

Vita Abundantior magazine cover No. 6 Spring 2019

Vita Abundantior – The Magazine of Randolph College Spring 2019 – Number 6 Contents:... READ MORE >>

Step by step: New student group wowing audiences with talent and dedication

The Randolph College Step Team debuted at the men's basketball team's home opener in November

During the halftime show at the season opener for the women’s basketball team, a group of students raced out onto the court. As they began their carefully choreographed step routine, the energy level in the gym ramped up, with the amazed crowd responding with cheers and applause. That debut performance was just the beginning for... READ MORE >>

Capitol venture: Randolph grad lands role with 2020 presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Cory Booker

Rashan Colbert works in the U.S. Capitol as a research aide for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker

The son of a career Air Force officer, Rashan Colbert ’11 has always aspired to serve his country. After graduating from Randolph, he contemplated joining the military or U.S. Foreign Service, among many other career fields. Ultimately, he followed the advice of his sister, Surayyah Colbert ’03, to take an unpaid internship with U.S. Rep.... READ MORE >>

Lift every voice: New initiative exposes Randolph students to underrepresented musical artists

Katherine Jolly, winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, and music professor Emily Yap Chua performed a song cycle by African-American composer Evan Williams at Randolph

Music professor Emily Yap Chua believes every musical work is a manifestation of the composer’s lived experiences. That’s why she teaches her students about the well-known artists throughout history, such as Bach and Beethoven, but also about current-day composers from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. “It’s not just about the book study of... 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 >>

Take Center Stage: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe offers students opportunity to learn from theatre professionals

Three cast members act in a scene

Two nights before the opening for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Liz Beamon ’20 struggled to get into character as Aslan. Even though she and the rest of the actors and stage crew had rehearsed and prepared for the show for nearly two months, she was still having trouble visualizing the finished product.... 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 receives CASE Award for College magazine

Vita magazine Fall 2018 Cover

Randolph College’s newly launched magazine, Vita Abundantior, was recognized this week by the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III. Randolph received an Award of Excellence in the category for Magazine/Tabloid Improvement in the CASE District III annual award program. The category recognizes improvement in an overall publication over a period of... READ MORE >>

Vita Abundantior – The Magazine of Randolph College – No. 4 – Summer 2018

Cover of Vita Abundantior magazine, with photo of Paula Wallace waving to the crowd at Commencement 2018

The Magazine of Randolph College Summer 2018 – Volume 1, Number 4 Contents: A life’s work: After 45 years guiding students, Associate Dean Paula Wallace bids goodbye Major growth: Sport and exercise studies major with liberal arts approach sees marked growth Talking points: Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06 part of policy-shaping team at U.S. Department of... READ MORE >>

Second sight: Community support enables Amadou Beye ’19 to receive sight-saving surgery

Amadou Beye ’19

For most of his life, Amadou Beye ’19 suffered from severe nearsightedness. Growing up in Senegal, he recalls sitting with his face right in front of the TV to watch his favorite shows. By the time he went to college, his sight had worsened. Even with glasses, he had to squint to recognize his friends... READ MORE >>