alumnae

‘They Make the World a Better Place’

Leslie Jones '93 poses with Dugan, her 3-year-old rescued Border Collie, at her veterinary practice in Midlothian, Virginia.

Leslie Jones ’93 shares her passion for animals through veterinary medicine When it comes to animals, Leslie Jones ’93 has seen it all. In her role as a veterinarian, she has chased a cow as she jumped over a stone wall while giving birth, spayed and neutered street dogs and cats in Belize for the... READ MORE >>

Celebrating a century of Phi Beta Kappa membership

Class of 2017 Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony.

In 1916, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College became the 88th institution in the nation—and the first woman’s college in the South— to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society for the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Randolph College continues to induct its highest quality graduates into the Delta... READ MORE >>

Graves brings financial experience to Randolph Board of Trustees

Kathy Graves '80

Kathy Graves ’80 has called Lynchburg home since she came to college in 1976. Since that time, she has served the community as a volunteer and as a member of numerous committees and boards. Now she has the unique opportunity to make a difference at her alma mater as one of the newest members on... READ MORE >>

Randolph records largest-ever day of giving on Giving Tuesday 2017

Students pose in the Giving Tuesday photo booth, holding thank you signs.

With 569 donors and more than $150,000 in gifts, Randolph posted its single largest day of giving ever on Giving Tuesday, held Nov. 28. Randolph participated in the world-wide day of giving for the third straight year, and the College exceeded its goal of 500 donors. Giving Tuesday is a globally recognized day of giving... READ MORE >>

Alumnae, area educators share innovative learning strategies at Heick Symposium

Kristin Genova Richardson '79 delivers the keynote for the Heick Symposium.

On Saturday, Randolph hosted a special program for area educators about STEM education and hands-on teaching strategies in sessions led by several of the College’s alumnae as well as local school administrators. The 2017 Heick Symposium on Education featured strategies for EL Education, college and career ready pathways, STEAM and maker spaces, and meeting the... READ MORE >>

Tradition rings on

Close-up of class rings from Randolph College and Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Last week, several class rings belonging to alumnae from past generations were handed down to Randolph juniors as part of the Ring Week tradition. Here are just a few examples of the connections made: Libby Exline ’19 from Julie Hudgins Carroll ’45 Julie Hudgins Carroll ’45 majored in Spanish and Latin. On campus, she was... READ MORE >>

Louisa Branscomb ’71 receives award from International Bluegrass Music Association

Louisa Branscomb '71 holding her 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Louisa Branscomb ’71 recently earned a 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The award is given to musicians who have made substantial contributions that broaden the genre’s accessibility and recognition. The Distinguished Achievement Award is one of the IBMA’s highest honors. It is reserved for those who been forerunners in... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents Alumnae Achievement Awards, names Kughn honorary alumnus

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On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Randolph College presented Alumnae Achievement Awards to two outstanding graduates, Carla Alexander ’68 and Lucy Williams Hooper ’73. Also during the ceremony, Randolph named Skip Kughn an honorary alumnus for his many years of service to the College. Since 1981, Randolph has presented the Alumnae Achievement Award to alumnae who... READ MORE >>

Randolph surpasses alumnae and alumni giving goals for FY 2016-17

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Randolph College exceeded its goals for alumnae and alumni financial support during fiscal year 2016-17, raising $2.143 million for the Annual Fund and $8.6 million in total giving. “We are ever grateful for the generosity of our alumnae and alumni and friends of the College,” said President Bradley W. Bateman. “These gifts help ensure that... READ MORE >>

A World Apart

This photo of Matea Osti '08 (left) and Marwa Abdel Latif '09 ran in the New York Times in 2006. (Credit: Josh Meltzer/The New York Times/Redux)

Two refugees find friendship, sense of home during college years It was a cold January day in 2005, when a new international student sat down at the same table as Matea Osti ’08 in the College dining hall. Osti had noticed her a few days before, huddled in her winter coat while inside one of... READ MORE >>