alumnae accomplishments

‘It’s my job to make people care’: Work with ACLU-VA and homeless help Phuong Tran ’15 make community connections

Phuong Tran

Tran joined ACLU-VA in 2016 as a part-time employee. She worked her way up to a communications associate and is now serving as the digital communications manager. ... READ MORE >>

International honors: Alumna named a British Academy Corresponding Fellow

Alice Harris was named a British Academy Fellow, one of more than 1,400 leading academics chosen for their contributions to subjects within the humanities and social sciences. She is among 30 Corresponding Fellows, the designation for those who don’t live in the U.K.... READ MORE >>

M.A.T. alumna wins Association of Educators in Virginia Teacher Research Award

Colleen Bowen

As she embarks on her career as a social studies teacher, Colleen Bowen ’20 M.A.T. is training her focus on the past and how it can help students in modern classrooms. In March, Bowen, who is a teacher for Lynchburg City Schools, was named the winner of the Association of Educators in Virginia Teacher Research... READ MORE >>

Alumnae receive humanitarian awards from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Frances J. Giles ’65, Dorothy “Dolly” S. Cardwell ’58, and William Cardwell, along with other recipients of the 2019 humanitarian awards

Frances J. Giles ’65 and Dorothy “Dolly” S. Cardwell ’58 were recently honored with 2019 humanitarian awards at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ (VCIC) 52nd annual Lynchburg Humanitarian Awards Dinner. Around 450 community members attended the ceremony at the University of Lynchburg on May 30. Giles has been a community volunteer for decades and... READ MORE >>

Randolph bestows its highest award to Russell Willis Taylor ’78 and Judith Lefkowitz Kreeger ’62

Russell Willis Taylor ’78 and the Honorable Judge Judith Lefkowitz Kreeger ’62

On Saturday, two alumnae received one of Randolph College’s highest honors for its graduates. This year’s Alumnae Achievement Award recipients were Russell Willis Taylor ’78 and the Honorable Judge Judith Lefkowitz Kreeger ’62. “Since 1981, the College has presented the Alumnae Achievement Award to alumnae who personify the value of a liberal arts education and... READ MORE >>

Kakenya Ntaiya ’04 featured in new TED Talk, book by Melinda Gates

Kakenya Ntaiya '04

Kakenya Ntaiya ’04, founder of the nonprofit Kakenya’s Dream and the Kakenya Center for Excellence, is featured in a new TED Talk. Her work is also mentioned in Melinda Gates’ new book, The Moment of Lift, which is forthcoming in April.   Ntaiya’s TED Talk was released on Monday, April 15, and is available here.... READ MORE >>

Kathleen Conti ’11 receives international Scholar Award from P.E.O. Sisterhood

Kathleen Conti ’11

Kathleen Conti ’11 was recently one of 150 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Conti is a Ph.D. student in architecture and historic preservation at the University of Texas at Austin and was sponsored by Chapter CR of Austin, Texas. As a... READ MORE >>

Origami and engineers: SciFest speakers show interconnectedness of art and science

Jessica Sidebottom Jones ’17, Danielle Stone ’17, and Laura Williams spoke during the Women in Science Panel Friday

As Robert J. Lang clicked through a slideshow featuring his most impressive creations, the students in the audience gasped in amazement. His origami works include everything from a 500-micron bird that’s so small it can only be seen through a microscope, to a more than 20-foot-tall Hero’s Horse monument shaped like a Pegasus in Irving,... READ MORE >>

Kathy Graves ’80 appointed president of Lynchburg SunTrust Bank

Kathy Graves '80

Kathy Graves ’80 was recently appointed as SunTrust market president in the greater Lynchburg area. Graves joined SunTrust in 2005 as a client advisor and has more than 35 years of banking experience. As Lynchburg president, Graves will continue her role in Private Wealth Management, leading an established team of financial experts to provide clients... READ MORE >>

Randolph bestows Vita Abundantior Award to Barbara Niedland McCarthy ’73

(From left) Lucy Williams Hooper '73, President Bradley W. Bateman, and Barbara Niedland McCarthy '73, recipient of the Vita Abundantior Award

Randolph recently presented the Vita Abundantior Award to Barbara Niedland McCarthy ’73, in appreciation for her devotion to not only her career and community, but also to the Richmond, Virginia Alumnae and Alumni Chapter, her College, and her classmates. Before presenting the award to McCarthy at the special ceremony in Richmond on October 25, Randolph... READ MORE >>