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Randolph honors mid-year graduates

Three of the graduates who were honored at Friday's reception.

Randolph honored 13 winter graduates at the annual Mid-Year Graduation Luncheon Friday in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Hall. At the ceremony, Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, addressed the graduates, their families, and other invited guests. In addition to congratulating the graduates on their achievement,... READ MORE >>

2016 graduate hired as teacher at prestigious Chinese dance academy

Lindsay Brents '16 teaches students in one of her classes at the Duncan Dance Academy in Shenzhen, China.

As a dance and English double major at Randolph, Lindsay Brents ’16 took full advantage of the opportunities the College provided to expand her creative talents. Now she’s using those skills to teach students at a world-renowned dance academy in China. Brents teaches dance fundamentals to students between 3 and 14 years old at Duncan... READ MORE >>

2016 alumna hired as international broadcaster

Ei Thant Sin '16 on the set for Voices of America Burmese

Communication studies graduate Ei Thant Sin ’16 was recently hired as an international broadcaster for the Voice of America (VOA) Burmese news service in Washington, D.C. VOA provides radio, TV, and digital programming in 45 different languages to a weekly audience of more than 134 million. VOA Burmese has more than 5.5 million subscribers on... READ MORE >>

2016 graduate hired as research chemist

Yashaswi Shrestha ’16

Yashaswi Shrestha ’16 was recently hired as a research chemist for Beautycounter, a beauty and personal care company based in Santa Monica, California. A chemistry major when she was at Randolph, Shrestha now researches, screens, and reviews chemicals and ingredients used in the company’s products, ensuring that they are both safe to use and not... READ MORE >>

Studying Mars brings life to Randolph MAT graduate’s science class at Forest Middle School

L-R: Keaton Ellis, James Dodson, Olivia Moore, and teacher Caitlin Unterman practice flying and landing a drone during coursework on a mock mission to Mars in Ms. Unterman's 8th grade science class on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Forest, Va. The students are planning a simulated mission to Mars and are even getting help from NASA scientists. (Photo by Jay Westcott/The News & Advance)

By Rachael Smith Reprinted from The News & Advance with permission (Caitlin Unterman ’12, earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Randolph College in 2013) The knowledge of Mars for most eighth-graders is it’s a red planet with dirt on it. This is not the case for the eighth-grade students at Forest Middle... READ MORE >>

Alumna shares research on Latino diversity and politics at campus lecture

Tia Stokes-Brown ’97 goes over data from her research, entitled “The Increasing Significance of Race: Exploring the Development of Latino Racial Group Consciousness and the Link to Political Participation.”

Tia Stokes-Brown ’97 returned to campus this week to share her research on diversity within the American Latino population and the impact of Latino voters on political elections. Brown, who majored in dance and political science, is now a political science professor at Bucknell University and a faculty fellow for the Office of the Associate... 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 >>

Alumnae scientists share career experiences with students

Catharine Smith Carty '75 (right) speaks during the panel discussion.

Three alumnae scientists, Aneliese L. Apala ’11, Catharine Smith Carty ’75, and Aliya Gifford ’04, returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2016 Science Festival, which continues with events... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.A.T. graduate voted Lynchburg Living’s Top Teacher

Lynchburg Living cover

Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’13 M.A.T. received the most reader votes in Lynchburg Living’s second annual Top Teacher awards, and is featured on the cover of the March/April 2016 issue. In their nomination letters, voters lauded Unterman as an “innovative and exciting educator” and praised her for developing from scratch a Space Exploration course that connects... READ MORE >>

Maffey’s career takes another turn as she returns to Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Maffey

A double major in English and religious studies, Elizabeth A. Maffey ’83 had hoped to return after graduation to her alma mater as a resident director and pursue a career in higher education. No jobs were available at the time, so she moved to Washington, D.C. with three classmates. There, she was hired by Freddie... READ MORE >>