alumnae accomplishments

Randolph trustee featured in Austin American-Statesman

Edna Aguirre Rehbein '77 receives her Alumnae Achievement Award from President Bradley W. Bateman in September 2015.

Randolph College Trustee Edna Aguirre Rehbein ’77 was featured in the Austin American-Statesman’s “Getting to Know You” section this week. A resident of Round Rock, Texas, Rehbein was elected to the Randolph’s Board of Trustees earlier this year. She was also one of the College’s Alumnae Achievement Award recipients in 2015. Read the full article... READ MORE >>

Empowered by education

Kakenya Ntaiya '04

Kakenya Ntaiya ’04 was engaged at 5 years old and expected to marry when she turned 12. Like other girls from her village in Enoosaen, Kenya, she was taught from an early age that her role in life was to be a mother. As was tradition in Maasai culture, the men in her village made... READ MORE >>

Alumnae panelists speak about value of liberal arts degrees at Reunion

Macon Foster McCrossen '61

Alison Buckley ’91 likes to think of her liberal arts education as the ultimate cross-fit training experience that prepared her for success in the marathon of life. “It’s a combination of cardio, strength, stretching, and flexibility that will, in the long-run, make you more fit and a better athlete,” she said. Buckley was one of... READ MORE >>

Studying Mars brings life to Randolph MAT graduate’s science class at Forest Middle School

L-R: Keaton Ellis, James Dodson, Olivia Moore, and teacher Caitlin Unterman practice flying and landing a drone during coursework on a mock mission to Mars in Ms. Unterman's 8th grade science class on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Forest, Va. The students are planning a simulated mission to Mars and are even getting help from NASA scientists. (Photo by Jay Westcott/The News & Advance)

By Rachael Smith Reprinted from The News & Advance with permission (Caitlin Unterman ’12, earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Randolph College in 2013) The knowledge of Mars for most eighth-graders is it’s a red planet with dirt on it. This is not the case for the eighth-grade students at Forest Middle... READ MORE >>

Alumna shares research on Latino diversity and politics at campus lecture

Tia Stokes-Brown ’97 goes over data from her research, entitled “The Increasing Significance of Race: Exploring the Development of Latino Racial Group Consciousness and the Link to Political Participation.”

Tia Stokes-Brown ’97 returned to campus this week to share her research on diversity within the American Latino population and the impact of Latino voters on political elections. Brown, who majored in dance and political science, is now a political science professor at Bucknell University and a faculty fellow for the Office of the Associate... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna featured in George W. Bush Institute’s new book

Wazhma Furmuli '11 (photo credit: Chandler West, Refinery29)

Randolph College alumna Wazhma Furmuli ’11 is one of 29 voices featured in We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, a new anthology of personal stories released by the George W. Bush Institute. In the book, Furmuli tells the story of how she refused to let anything stand in the way of her achievements. She recently discussed her passion... READ MORE >>

Alumnae scientists share career experiences with students

Catharine Smith Carty '75 (right) speaks during the panel discussion.

Three alumnae scientists, Aneliese L. Apala ’11, Catharine Smith Carty ’75, and Aliya Gifford ’04, returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2016 Science Festival, which continues with events... READ MORE >>

Christman named 2016 Commencement speaker

Jolley Christman

Randolph College will welcome back an alumna and trustee emerita to serve as the 2016 Commencement speaker. Jolley Bruce Christman ’69 served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, beginning in 1997, and was president of the board during the College’s decision to admit men in 2006. Commencement will be held in the... READ MORE >>

Maffey’s career takes another turn as she returns to Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Maffey

A double major in English and religious studies, Elizabeth A. Maffey ’83 had hoped to return after graduation to her alma mater as a resident director and pursue a career in higher education. No jobs were available at the time, so she moved to Washington, D.C. with three classmates. There, she was hired by Freddie... READ MORE >>

Willis brings investment expertise to Randolph College Board of Trustees

Katherine Clay Willis '89

As one of the newest members of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, Katherine Clay Willis ’89 has found her investment and finance experience, as well as communication and critical thinking skills, to be her most helpful skills. Willis believes that improving education is the key to narrowing the socioeconomic divide in the United States... READ MORE >>