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Career ready: New partnership better connects current students with alumnae and alumni

Students and alumni show their school pride during the career immersion trip to Richmond, Va.

Jessica Burroughs ’18 spent much of her senior year networking with alumnae and alumni in the financial sector in Washington, D.C. And in the spring, she was one of a group of students who embarked on a career immersion trip to the Federal Reserve and Commonwealth Retirement Advisors in Richmond, Virginia, where the students shadowed... READ MORE >>

Sister act: Different passions and personalities allow Samuels twins to create their own distinct college experience

Taylor Samuels ’18 (left) and Stacey Samuels ’18 play badminton during Macon Activities Council's Outdoor Fest in April.

After living together their whole lives, twins Taylor Samuels ’18 and Stacey Samuels ’18 knew they needed some separation during college. Taylor knew right away she wanted to play basketball at Randolph. But Stacey was torn between Randolph and another college where her best friend was planning to attend. However, after she visited Randolph, it... READ MORE >>

Lifesaving donation: Social media post connects alumna with stranger needing liver transplant

Laura

Four years ago, Laura “Beth” Hunt ’00 was set to donate a kidney to her cousin. She had undergone the preparatory steps, the surgery date was set, and all that remained was a final checkup just two weeks before the transplant. That’s when the doctor found a benign tumor on her kidney. “They said it... READ MORE >>

Why I give: A Q&A with Kathleen (Bunny) Willis Webb ’52

Kathleen (Bunny) Willis Webb ’52

Tell us a little about yourself? I am an Army brat, born at West Point, and moved with my father’s career and then with my VMI engineer husband’s Army and railroad careers. I came to Randolph in 1948. Not happy with my college acceptances, I applied late at the suggestion of my high school English... READ MORE >>

Major Growth: Sport and exercise studies major with liberal arts approach sees marked growth

Professor Carolyn Sarson’s Kinesiology class

Kinesiology is one of sport and exercise studies professor Carolyn Sarson’s favorite classes to teach. She’s even been known to spontaneously break into song and dance, like in a class last fall when she performed The Supremes’s “Stop in the Name of Love” to demonstrate movement using the shoulder girdle and scapula. The class is... READ MORE >>

A Life’s Work: after 45 years guiding students, Associate Dean Paula Wallace bids goodbye

Paula Wallace, associate dean of the College, waves to the crowd at the 2018 Commencement ceremony.

After 45 years guiding students, Associate Dean Paula Wallace bids goodbye Tucked away in Paula Wallace’s desk drawer is a small bag with the broken insides of a flash drive. “It’s a reminder to me,” Wallace said, remembering the 2011 day when she lost the detailed assessment report that had taken her weeks to complete—and... READ MORE >>

Tiny House. Big Lessons.

Austin Collier '19 helps a middle school student use a cordless drill while putting up walls for a tiny house.

Randolph students help middle schoolers build a small house as part of STEAM-based program Wearing a white hard hat and eye-protecting goggles, Dai’Dieon looked the part of a young construction worker. Hammer in hand, the seventh-grader at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation lined up his nail and prepared to drive it into the... READ MORE >>

Why I Give: Q&A with Skip Kughn, retired vice president for institutional advancement

Skip Kughn

A Q&A with Skip Kughn, retired vice president for institutional advancement What are the feelings that run through your head when you think about getting this honorary diploma? I was surprised and shocked! It is hard to put into words since I devoted most of my professional life to R-MWC and Randolph College. I am... READ MORE >>

Pioneering Class

Class of 2011 banner in Main Hall

On Saturday, August 18, 2007, 178 members of the Class of 2011 descended on the College, the first class to be coeducational and the first to enter under Randolph College. On move-in day, they were greeted by staff and faculty volunteers—and the press. And for the first months, the women and men lived under a... READ MORE >>

This Place is for the Birds

Megan Henning '18 with one of the greater rheas she took care of at the zoo.

Megan Henning ’18 discovers new skills during zoo internship The large doors to the shelter slowly opened, surprising the flock of pink flamingos inside and sending them scurrying outside in a mass of frantically flapping wings where Megan Henning ’18 and other colleagues waited. They held up tarps, forming a wall and leading the birds... READ MORE >>