student accomplishments

Randolph students attend Alternative Break Citizenship School, receive certification

Wil Ridley '20 and Brittany Lundy '19 receive their certification from the Alternative Break Citizenship School

Two Randolph students were among the 90 participants from across the nation at the recent Alternative Break Citizenship School at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Brittany Lundy ’19 and Wil Ridley ’20, along with Assistant Dean of Students Michael Maningas, participated in the training, entitled “Reframing Disability: Communities of Independence and Self-Determination.” During the... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2017 Phi Beta Kappa inductees

Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony

Fourteen members of the Class of 2017 have been inducted into the Randolph College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The inductees were: Brian Patrick Anderson Emma Claire Cooke Callan Calloway Frye Eva Josephine Heitbrink Caitlin Rebecca Jones Shelby Lynn Koretke Gabriel Nasturel Kuhl Rachel Wynn Morris Thao... READ MORE >>

Randolph math teams earn special recognition in international contest

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Two teams of Randolph mathematics and physics students earned special designation as “Successful Participants” in the 2017 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). The contest included 8,843 participating teams from around the world. “Our students completed their required mission within four long days, but there is still room for them to improve their modeling skills in... 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 >>

Smith receives award at Student Undergraduate Research Forum

Anna Smith '18 delivers her presentation at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum.

Anna Smith ’18, a communication studies major at Randolph, was awarded third prize at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Lynchburg College on Saturday, February 25. Smith presented her final research paper for COMM 385, Presidential Rhetoric, entitled “How Eulogies of School Shootings Have Changed Over Three Presidents.” This weekend’s event was the 15th... READ MORE >>

Sugar House Review publishes work by Randolph graduates, professor

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Evan Scarborough ’17, Hannah Edwards ’16, and English professor Gary Dop each earned a byline as contributors for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2016 issue of the award-winning poetry magazine, Sugar House Review. Scarborough, a political science major, graduated from Randolph this month, and Edwards just finished her first semester as a graduate student at the University... READ MORE >>

Randolph student ranks first in state, 12th nationally in math competition

Anh Vo '18 ranked first in Virginia and 12th in the nation at a recent Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC). Here, he is shown working with mathematics professor Marc Ordower on his 2016 Summer Research project to create a competitive, 3-D version of John Conway’s Game of Life.

A Randolph student ranked first in Virginia and 12th in the nation in a recent Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC). Anh Vo ’18 was one of 674 students competing. VTRMC, which began in 1979, is the second-largest undergraduate mathematics competition in the United States. Top institutions such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Williams College, Duke,... READ MORE >>

Randolph president emphasizes value of free speech in Convocation remarks

Convocation speakers: Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman (left), Student Government President Eva Heitbrink '17, and Chaplain Jennifer Moore.

Read Dr. Bradley W. Bateman’s Convocation Address (PDF) The Randolph College community celebrated the official opening of the 2016-17 academic year with Convocation on Tuesday. The ceremony began with the procession of faculty and seniors into Smith Hall Theatre. Seniors wore traditional funny hats and graduation robes decorated with buttons as they exchanged cheers and... READ MORE >>

Opening reception held for Senior Studio Art Major’s Exhibit

Andrea Mewhinney '16 stands in front of her artwork.

Andrea Mewhinney ’16 is using her Senior Studio Art Exhibit to raise awareness about endangered animals across the world. On Thursday afternoon, Mewhinney welcomed friends and colleagues to a reception for her exhibit at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Her work features photographs that demonstrate the human footprint on natural habitats as... READ MORE >>

Randolph researchers win award at national physics conference

Randolph students Russ Burt ’17 and Zach Vernon ’18 (back right) received the Society of Physics Best Poster Award at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference.

Faculty and students from the Randolph College Physics Department received special recognition for their poster presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting this month. Zach Vernon ’18 and Russ Burt ’17, along with physics professors Peter Sheldon and Sarah Sojka, presented five oral and poster presentations at the conference, held in New... READ MORE >>