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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 >>

Classics alumna returns to campus to present on ‘Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums’

Rhiannon Knol with Immaginazione Militari, created by Marco Verrici in the late 16th century, offered in Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana on December 5, 2017 at Christie’s in New York - photo courtesy of Christies

Rhiannon Knol ’11 will return to Randolph on Monday, March 25, to give the free, public presentation, “Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums: Reading the World of Objects in the Renaissance and Beyond.” The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 315 of Martin Science Building. She will also give a lecture for museum and... 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 >>

Samie Maggard McRorie ’14, ’15 M.A.T. honored as a Top Teacher in Lynchburg Living

Samie Maggard McRorie

Lynchburg Living has named Samie Maggard McRorie ’14, ’15 M.A.T. one of its Top Teachers for 2018-19. McRorie is a history teacher at Liberty High School in Bedford, Va. In the special issue of Lynchburg Living, McRorie credited her own teachers for inspiring her career. “My experiences as a student helped shape the person I... READ MORE >>

Sara Reed ’15 helps deaf children in Kenya through Child Scholars program

Sara Reed pictured at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital in 2017, where she worked as a medical scribe

Sara Reed ’15 is working to establish a partnership between the nonprofit organization, Child Scholars, and the Ngala School for the Deaf in Nakuru, Kenya. Reed is a new member of the organization, whose mission is to “help children achieve their God-given potential through education.” According to its mission statement, Child Scholars offers innovative and... READ MORE >>

A Legacy of Service: $1.25 million gift honors Mamie Jolley Bruce ’44

Mamie Jolley Bruce

A new $1.25 million grant will establish an endowment fund enabling the College to expand its Community Fellows program, Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman announced this week. The funding is the result of gifts from the Jolley Foundation, Jolley Bruce Christman ’69, and her brother, James McDuffie “Duff” Bruce, III. The grant will establish the... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna elected president of Virginia affiliate of American College of Nurse-Midwives

Katie Stewart Page '08 speaks at Randolph's 2018 Reunion

Katie Stewart Page ’08 was recently elected president of the Virginia affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. With this new position, Page will assume a visible leadership role and represent Virginia’s nurse-midwives on state boards and at legislative events. She is currently a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) for the Centra Medical Group Women’s Center in... READ MORE >>

Why I give: A Q&A with Bill and Ann Hepburn Webb ’84

Bill and Ann Hepburn Webb ’84 with President Bradley W. Bateman (center)

Tell us a little bit about you and your family and your connection to Randolph? Our son Andrew is a current sophomore at Randolph and I (Ann) am an alumna, Class of 1984. I majored in economics and had several high school teachers who were graduates of R-MWC and served as influences for me to... READ MORE >>

Monkeying Around: Costa Rica research offers up-close and personal experience to Randolph grad

Reneé Russell ’16

On her first day in Costa Rica, Reneé Russell ’16 and a group of researchers ventured into the rainforest. Not long into the trip, they heard a loud rustling in the trees overhead and spotted a group of spider monkeys jumping from limb to limb. One let out a scream and creeped toward them. After... READ MORE >>

Laugh Out Loud: Lianna Carrera ’07 takes on a career in comedy

Lianna Carrera '07 in a black and white photo

When Lianna Carrera ’07 first moved to Los Angeles in 2011, she had this unlikely vision in her head that someone wearing a 1950s fedora with a cigar hanging out of his mouth would pluck her out of a line-up and shout, “Hey, now here’s a kid with talent! Let’s give her a chance.” She... READ MORE >>