Biology

Randolph announces 2018 inductees for national, international honor societies

Spring flowers in front of the Engagement Tower and Moore Hall.

On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2018 inductees are:   Psi Chi (Psychology) Tyana M. Martinez Brittany M. Lundy Kaitlyn R. Hevey Abigail M. Pannill   Iota Sigma Pi (Women in Chemistry) Valarie N. Osei-Akyeampong Katie M. Jones   Phi... READ MORE >>

Blending Art and Science

During a special workshop, Randolph students paint specimens from the College’s Natural History Collection using materials similar to those Sydney Parkinson used in the 1700s.

Campus exhibition utilizes Randolph’s Natural History Collection to honor botanical artist... READ MORE >>

Destination Adventure

Lydia Edwards ’19 examines a specimen during a scuba diving excursion in San Salvador.

Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador As Lydia Edwards ’19 descended the small, rickety ladder into the pitch-dark cave, she felt the temperature start to rise. At the bottom, she and her fellow researchers crawled on their hands and knees through the sweltering hot tunnels and climbed rock formations... READ MORE >>

Choosing a Different Path

LaShawn Worsley McIver ’98 addresses members of the United States Senate in 2017 to advocate for affordable healthcare and continued diabetes research funding.

Medical school experiences abroad lead LaShawn Worsley McIver ’98 to shift her focus to public health policy.... READ MORE >>

Under (And Above) the Sea

Libby Exline '19 scuba diving off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Two internships. Two students. One passion. While Libby Exline ’19 was spending her summer in the warm, turquoise water snorkeling and scuba diving as part of field study of the coral reefs off the Turks and Caicos Islands, Kati Biggs ’18 was 1,500 miles away on a boat in a completely different environment, studying whales... 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 >>

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 >>

Prescription for Success

(From left) Sara Reed '15, Dani Hill '17, Joseph Uzdavinis '17, and Jessica Sidebottom '17

Sara Reed ’15 had a job in her field well before she graduated from Randolph. In fall 2014, the biology and dance double major entered the medical scribe program at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Now serving as Centra’s emergency department lead training scribe, Reed has since been joined by three other Randolph graduates: Joseph Uzdavinis... READ MORE >>

‘This is What I Was Meant to Do’

Coulton Watson '15

Coulton Watson ’15 uses his Randolph education to make his dream career a reality As a young boy, Coulton Watson ’15 used to run after firetrucks that passed his house, thinking he would be able to help them answer calls. These days, he has a seat on the actual firetruck with his fellow firefighters from... READ MORE >>

A whale of an internship

Kati Biggs '18 (left) during a whale watch

This summer, biology major Kati Biggs ’18 set course for the coast of New Hampshire and an internship at the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. As part of the experience, she goes whale watching four times a week and assists with the organization’s educational outreach programs. She has also participated in multiple beach cleanups... READ MORE >>