alumnae

New documentary showcases story of alumna, one of the first ordained female priests in the Episcopal Church

Carter Heyward '67

“It was a much bigger deal than any of us were aware at the time,” Heyward said. “We knew that the church would be shaken up a bit by what we did, but we did not realize how much interest there would be from the news media and the outside world.”... 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 >>

Adventure in Australia: Experiences after graduation push alumna toward medical school

Kayla Henniger

Since she arrived in the Outback, Kayla Henniger has worked as a pharmacy technician for Priceline Pharmacy. She also became a certified first aid volunteer with the St. John Ambulance Brigade, which has incorporated many of the skills she learned as a biology major at Randolph... READ MORE >>

Alumna’s work could aid in fight against COVID-19

Katy Worrilow

Katy Worrilow ’80 founded her company, LifeAire Systems, after discovering that airborne pathogens could affect the in vitro fertilization process... READ MORE >>

Why I give: Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Krome ’71

“Both my daughter (Margaret Krome-Lukens ’07) and I received scholarships that made our R-MWC attendance possible, and it feels like the simplest-ever ‘Pay It Forward.’ I strongly believe in the virtues of a liberal arts education and giving to Randolph feels like a great way to make good on that belief.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph grad’s research published in Annual Review of Psychology

Diep “Penny” Trieu ’15

Diep “Penny” Trieu ’15 recently published her research on the defining elements of social media and its links to key psychological effects in the Annual Review of Psychology. Currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Trieu also published similar research for her honors thesis in psychology at Randolph. We asked her a few... READ MORE >>

Anne Wilkes Tucker ’67 honored by Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain

Anne Wilkes Tucker '67

Anne Wilkes Tucker ’67 recently received the Award for Curatorship and an honorary fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) of Great Britain.  Tucker, who is a trustee emerita for Randolph, was one of several renowned visual artists from around the world recognized at the RPS’s 2019 awards ceremony. The prestigious awards, which were established... READ MORE >>

VP of sustainability for The Cheesecake Factory shares expertise with students, offers internship opportunity

Megan Bloomer meets individually with seniors

On Thursday, the Randolph community got the chance to hear about how cheesecake can be sustainable. Megan Bloomer ’06, the vice president of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for The Cheesecake Factory, shared her career experiences and offered advice to environmental studies and sciences students. She also provided information about a new remote internship... READ MORE >>

Rediscovering Compassion: Alumna works to make refugee resettlement process easier for families

Melissa Goss-Jentz

At the parks in Seattle, Washington, where she runs and plays with her small children, Melissa Goss-Jentz ’03 is confronted daily with homelessness. “It’s becoming a bigger and bigger issue in Seattle, and we regularly see homeless people in all facets of our lives,” she said. “I was finding that the sympathy and compassion I... READ MORE >>

Oh, baby: Local midwife Katie Stewart Page ’08 delivers 1,000th baby

Katie Stewart Page examines a patient at the Centra Medical Group Women's Center

For every professional accomplishment, Katie Stewart Page ’08 buys a new pair of shoes. The tradition started when she graduated from college and continued when she was hired for both of her jobs. However, when she delivered her 1,000th baby this summer, she broke tradition and celebrated by “delivering” a newborn from a cake. Page... READ MORE >>