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Alumna’s charitable foundation awards $15,000 grant to support RISE program

Randolph College has announced a $15,000 grant from the Barbara C. Noyes Charitable Foundation, Inc. to support Randolph’s Innovative Student Experience (RISE) Program.

RISE awards give students the opportunity to pursue their unique passions. Every Randolph College sophomore, junior, or senior can apply to receive a grant of $2,000 for research, creative work, experiential learning, and other scholarly pursuits.

The Barbara C. Noyes Charitable Foundation, Inc. was founded by Barbara C. Noyes ’36 in 2010. Noyes, who passed away in December 2015, was a highly respected physician who practiced medicine with compassion and distinction in New Jersey for many years. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a degree in biology in 1936 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1940, she earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Columbia University. She worked in research in the biochemistry department at Columbia and later worked at Mount Sinai, specializing in the field of immunology.

During World War II, Noyes worked as a chemist and participated in the development and patent of the soluble form of vitamin B. Her medical research inspired her to become a physician. She graduated from Albany Medical College in 1949, completed her internship at Jersey City Medical Center in 1950, and completed her residency at St. Barnabas in 1951.

Noyes was on staff at Presbyterian Hospital, Orange Memorial, and St. Barnabas. She was a member of the Medical Society of New Jersey, the Medical Women’s Association, and served on the executive committee of Essex County Planned Parenthood.

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