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Randolph Launches New M.F.A. in Creative Writing

From left, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Aviya Kushner, Phillip B. Williams, Layli Long Soldier, Kaveh Akbar, and Mira Jacob

Acclaimed and award-winning writers will serve as first faculty for new program A new graduate program at Randolph will bring some of the hottest writers to campus beginning this summer. Starting in July 2018, Randolph will add a two-year, low-residency Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program, which is the first of its kind... READ MORE >>

Under (And Above) the Sea

Libby Exline '19 scuba diving off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Two internships. Two students. One passion. While Libby Exline ’19 was spending her summer in the warm, turquoise water snorkeling and scuba diving as part of field study of the coral reefs off the Turks and Caicos Islands, Kati Biggs ’18 was 1,500 miles away on a boat in a completely different environment, studying whales... READ MORE >>

Storm Chaser

Shawn Simmons '16 (left) meets with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies.

Randolph grad participates in weather research When most people get word that bad weather is approaching, they find a safe place and take cover. Not Shawn Simmons ’16. He spent his summer looking for it. Simmons, who is a graduate student at Purdue University studying earth, atmospheric, and planetary science, recently participated in a special... READ MORE >>

New Experiences

Jessica Burroughs '18 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Lyric Opera of Chicago opportunity helps Randolph student grow Before this summer, Jessica Burroughs ’18 had never flown in a plane, much less lived in a big city. Thanks to a unique internship with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, she had a summer full of first-time experiences and achievements. “The biggest takeaway from this internship... READ MORE >>

Friendly Competition

Oscar Onoszco '21 is one of a group of four friends who joined Randolph's new men's swimming team.

Four high school friends reunite as part of Randolph’s new swim team It had been three years since Jeff Oliveri ’21 was last in a pool with his best friends from their swimming club in South Carolina. But when the four were reunited at Randolph’s first swim team practice in September, it was just like... READ MORE >>

Professional Judgement

Ashley Wright ’89 was sworn in as a superior court judge for Augusta (Georgia) Judicial Circuit Court in January.

Ashley Wright ’89 follows passion for justice as superior court judge For about 20 years, Ashley Wright ’89 spent most of her time facing the judge’s bench as part of her role as assistant district attorney and then district attorney for Augusta, Georgia. These days, however, she has a different view of the courtroom—now from... READ MORE >>

Making Dreams Come True

(Left to right) Jessica Gross '21, Brendan Wicker '21, Brendan Kaiser '21, Charli, Peter Sheldon, physics professor, and Joe Vazquez '19

Randolph physics students create costume for disabled 5-year-old Five-year-old Charli’s eyes widened as a group of Randolph students carried his homemade Halloween costume into the gymnasium. As they placed the Mario Kart-themed contraption over his wheelchair and helped him put on the signature red hat and mustache, he grinned from ear to ear. Thanks to... READ MORE >>

Carrying the Torch

(Left) Daniel Bennett-Blake '21 inches ahead of Bradley Strober '18 during Randolph's first-ever Panathenaic Torch Relay in September.

New major brings unique classes and experiences to students As he ran up the hill to the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Cody Carpenter ’21 could hear the crowd shouting words of encouragement in Greek. With a torch in hand and the breeze blowing his toga behind him, he eased ahead of his... READ MORE >>

‘They Make the World a Better Place’

Leslie Jones '93 poses with Dugan, her 3-year-old rescued Border Collie, at her veterinary practice in Midlothian, Virginia.

Leslie Jones ’93 shares her passion for animals through veterinary medicine When it comes to animals, Leslie Jones ’93 has seen it all. In her role as a veterinarian, she has chased a cow as she jumped over a stone wall while giving birth, spayed and neutered street dogs and cats in Belize for the... READ MORE >>

Celebrating a century of Phi Beta Kappa membership

Class of 2017 Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony.

In 1916, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College became the 88th institution in the nation—and the first woman’s college in the South— to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society for the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Randolph College continues to induct its highest quality graduates into the Delta... READ MORE >>

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