There is much excitement on campus as we plan for the introduction of Dr. Bradley Bateman to our community--students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni, and College friends. Dr. Bateman begins his term at Randolph College this week! The Offices of the President, Institutional Advancement, and Alumnae and Alumni are working closely with Dr. Bateman to offer opportunities for alumnae and alumni to meet our new president. Dr. Bateman is giving generously of his time, and we are planning many chapter events. For the most recent event listings please follow the web http://www.randolphcollege.edu/x16482.xml
If you missed out on the chance to purchase a Randolph-Macon Woman's College t-shirt at Reunion, fret not: they sold out at the event, but more have arrived! They will be sold online through the Randolph College Campus Store. This is a soft, grey cotton-blend shirt with the R-MWC seal printed in bright sunflower yellow. It can be ordered for $17.98, plus tax and shipping, at the link below. To filter the pages to find the t-shirt, select "Women's Clothing" from the menu at the top of the page http://www.randolphcollege.edu/x14390.xml
On Friday, April 12, as part of his 100th birthday celebration, the Alumnae and Alumni Association announced that President emeritus Dr. William Quillian was awarded Honorary Alumnus status. A video of the celebration is now online and can be viewed http://youtu.be/bHIZgYdFBZ8
Many thanks to our alumnae and alumni, who sent hundreds of cards and made over 113 gifts totaling $17,662 in gifts to the College in Dr. Quillian’s honor. We are pleased to have had this extraordinary opportunity to express our deep gratitude for Dr. Quillian’s many years of service and friendship to the College community!
To read more about Dr. Quillian’s career, follow this link to the recent News & Advance article about him.
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt '10, an accomplished and highly-praised graduate student completing a master's of fisheries science at Virginia Tech, was the keynote speaker at the recognition luncheon for students and donors during Artists and Scholars weekend in April 2012.
Katelin relayed her story of engagement with the College-our professors, traditions, and our community. Now, as a young alumna, she speaks pointedly about the enduring nature of her education and of our College. She spoke about her journey of scholarship, beginning with her first visit to campus when she was taken by the enchantment of our community. Read her remarks.
Voting on the proposed Bylaws concluded on February 1, 2011 and the revised Bylaws passed by a clear two-thirds majority.
The Norfolk-Area chapter has contracted with a California-based winery Windsor Vineyards to provide private-label wine. The elegant label includes the flower band from the College's china and the Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College, seal.
Windsor Vineyards has been personalizing award-winning wines for over 50 years. Now you can purchase any of Windsor's excellent wines with a custom Randolph College label and 15% of the proceeds go to the chapter. Place your order with Tom Simoneau, personal wine consultant, 800-289-9463 x 2722, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009 Pinot Grigio, California, Private Reserve
Classically styled with hints of lemon, apple, and orange blossom aromas. Clean fruit flavors of apple and citrus, with a touch of sweetness. 98 Point Winner, "Best Pinot Grigio in California" and Double Gold Medal Winner.
2007 Petite Sirah, North Coast
Double Gold Medal Winner
A big wine loaded with black fruit and spice. Aromas of blueberry and blackberry fruit and vanilla spice.
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Platinum Series
Rich aromas of ripe and sweet blackberries layered over notes of vanilla toasted oak, cigar box, and licorice with a hint of cinnamon-enhanced dark chocolate.
To purchase wine under the Randolph agreement, contact Tom Simoneau,
The Association is working with Harris Connect to update the printed directory of
R-MWC alumnae and Randolph College alumni. It will be published in 2011. Postcards have been mailed to ask you to call and verify your information. All alumnae will be included in the directory—please make sure your information is current by contacting Harris. During the call you will be asked if you’d like to purchase a directory, but you are not required to buy one to be listed.
Connect with the Association and other alumnae/i on Facebook. Find our page named: R-MWC Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association and add the page to your profile by clicking on the "Like" button.
The 2010-2013 Slate of Officers has been elected by the membership. See the Teller's Report
The Alumnae Association held the Annual Meeting this morning and the alumnae voted in favor of the resolution to change the name of the Association and support the amendments.
Accepting a friendly amendment from Mary Brewer Guthrow ’65 to add "Alumnae" to the revised name, the alumnae voted to support the amendments as presented. The new name of the Association will be Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association.
The vote was 1973 in favor, 871 opposed. The percentage was 69.4% in favor, 30.6% opposed. A 66.7% favorable vote was required for the motion to carry.
We want to thank everyone who voted, thank those who made a special effort to encourage alumnae to vote, and thank everyone who stayed involved and connected through this very long process.
The Alumnae Association will work to find ways for all alumnae to be part of the Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association.