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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 >>

Celebrating the Right to Vote: Profile of an R-MWC suffragist

Students dressed in 1920 apparel

As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, Randolph College remembers its alumnae who fought for the right to vote. Leading up to the amendment’s passage in Congress on June 4, 1919, students at then-Randolph-Macon Woman’s College were highly involved in the women’s suffrage movement, even starting an Equal... READ MORE >>

Photo gallery: Reunion 2019

A group of alumnae dance in Michels Plaza

Randolph College hosted alumnae and alumni in classes ending with 4’s and 9’s at its 2019 Reunion from May 30-June 2.... 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 >>

The beginnings of the College: R-MWC in the 1890s

Front campus of R-MWC in the 1890s

Randolph College was founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1891, and officially opened its doors to students in 1893. The following article was written by Meta Glass (Class of 1899) in the fall of 1965 about her experiences as one of the first students enrolled at R-MWC in the 1890s: One cannot tell how long... READ MORE >>

Randolph College alum begins Peace Corps service in Mongolia

Ayla Hagen

Article courtesy of Peace Corps Public Affairs Office Ayla Hagen ’18 has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Mongolia on May 29 to begin training as an English education teacher volunteer. “I have always been a service-minded individual and have often sought ways to help those in my community and abroad in... READ MORE >>

Coming home: Randolph couple begins next chapter of their love story with return to Lynchburg

Aaron and Megan Humphreys and their daughter, Jacqueline, at their home in Lynchburg

It was a Tuesday in November 2011, and Aaron Humphreys ’11 had the perfect plan. He would wait on the bench by the Sundial for one of his girlfriend’s friends to send her outside their room in Wright Hall at the designated time. “The Sundial,” he said, “is a staple on campus. It’s the first... READ MORE >>

Information Upgrade: Elizabeth Cole Schlackman ’03 helping turn libraries from ‘storehouses to bridges’

Elizabeth Cole Schlackman is the collection development librarian for Montgomery College

When she was little, Elizabeth Cole Schlackman ’03 learned to love libraries from her librarian mother. “She raised us to be regular readers and regular users of libraries,” she said. Schlackman was an aide in high school and worked as an assistant in the library at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Both she and her twin sister,... READ MORE >>

Why I give: A Q&A with John and Margie Roberts Johnson ’59

Margie Roberts Johnson and her husband John

Tell us about your lives today. John and I moved to a retirement community near Roanoke, Virginia, about a year ago. Our daughter and her family live nearby, and our son and family live in Nashville. I enjoyed a career as an Episcopal church choirmaster-organist in Morristown, Tennessee; that work began as I majored in... READ MORE >>

Randolph students earn Honorable Mention Delegation Award at Model United Nations

Students met Ahmen Botan Dhakkar, senior advisor to the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN.

Last week, Randolph College sent a delegation of students to an international summit in New York City, where they discussed international relations and proposed solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Randolph students represented Somalia in the 2019 Model United Nations conference April 14-18. The team received special recognition for its work, earning... READ MORE >>