alumnae

Forbes ranks Randolph in top 100 for ‘Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni’

Students in cap and gowns for graduation

Randolph College is included in Forbes’ recently released ranking for “Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni.” Randolph ranked 72nd out of the 200 institutions on the list. To compile its rankings, Forbes used its Grateful Graduates Index to measure return on investment. Forbes examined private, not-for-profit colleges with more than 500 students using two... READ MORE >>

Talking points: Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06 part of policy-shaping team at State Department

Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06

In her job as a United States Foreign Service Officer, Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06 knows diplomacy and policy-making are a team effort. Still, one of the best feelings she gets is when the Secretary of State or Ambassador to the United Nations reads a speech she wrote. “I provide talking points for some extremely high... READ MORE >>

Career ready: New partnership better connects current students with alumnae and alumni

Students and alumni show their school pride during the career immersion trip to Richmond, Va.

Jessica Burroughs ’18 spent much of her senior year networking with alumnae and alumni in the financial sector in Washington, D.C. And in the spring, she was one of a group of students who embarked on a career immersion trip to the Federal Reserve and Commonwealth Retirement Advisors in Richmond, Virginia, where the students shadowed... READ MORE >>

Lifesaving donation: Social media post connects alumna with stranger needing liver transplant

Laura

Four years ago, Laura “Beth” Hunt ’00 was set to donate a kidney to her cousin. She had undergone the preparatory steps, the surgery date was set, and all that remained was a final checkup just two weeks before the transplant. That’s when the doctor found a benign tumor on her kidney. “They said it... READ MORE >>

Coming home: Katlyn Baskin Waldo ’06 returns to Randolph to teach dance

Katlyn Baskin Waldo ’06 leads a modern dance class as part of the visiting artist program this spring.

Katlyn Baskin Waldo ’06 still vividly and fondly remembers walking across the stage in Smith Hall Theatre to receive her diploma 12 years ago. She returned for the first time this spring to serve as a visiting artist in dance—and fell in love all over again. “The beauty of the campus and the front lawn... READ MORE >>

Why I give: A Q&A with Kathleen (Bunny) Willis Webb ’52

Kathleen (Bunny) Willis Webb ’52

Tell us a little about yourself? I am an Army brat, born at West Point, and moved with my father’s career and then with my VMI engineer husband’s Army and railroad careers. I came to Randolph in 1948. Not happy with my college acceptances, I applied late at the suggestion of my high school English... READ MORE >>

Join the network on RandolphConnect!

Screenshot of RandolphConnect homepage

RandolphConnect is a new, web-based networking platform for alumnae, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and parents that offers a secure online community to build personal and professional networks. “Randolph Connect will be a valuable network for alumnae and alumni to connect and engage with each other and the College,” said Phebe Wescott, director of alumnae and... READ MORE >>

Randolph alums, internship coordinator named ‘Millennials on the Move’

Cover of Lynchburg Business magazine

Evan Smith ’15, Schuyler Godsey Somers ’08, and Maegan Crews Fallen, internship coordinator at Randolph, have been recognized as “Millennials on the Move” in the most recent issue of Lynchburg Business magazine. Smith is director of community outreach for the Academy Center of the Arts, and Somers is co-owner of A Little Party Events. Read more... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna researches monkeys in Costa Rica  

Renee' Russell '16

Renee’ Russell ’16 recently completed field research on monkeys in the wild as part of the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy program in Costa Rica. “The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy is a great organization that runs field schools and advocates for the protection of the rainforest and its species,” Russell explained. “They play huge roles in educating and... READ MORE >>

Randolph records highest giving participation in over a decade for FY 2017-18

Main Hall tower lit up at dusk

Randolph College ended the 2017-18 fiscal and fundraising year on June 30 with the highest alumnae and alumni participation rate since 2006. Alumnae and alumni giving participation was at 25.2 percent—up 2 percent from the previous year. “We are extremely proud and privileged to have such wonderful alumnae and alumni who are profoundly dedicated to... READ MORE >>