Bradley W. Bateman

An Open Letter from President Bateman

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President Bradley W. Bateman has issued the following open letter to the campus community: During the last few days, there has been widespread uncertainty and confusion created by the President’s Executive Order banning all new refugees and visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. As I am sure you have read, students at other universities have... READ MORE >>

Randolph names Nancy Cable as 2017 Commencement speaker

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Nancy J. Cable, president of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, will serve as Randolph College’s 2017 Commencement speaker. Commencement is scheduled for May 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. in The Dell on Randolph’s campus. Recognized nationally as a leader in higher education access, finance, and affordability, Cable is known for her achievements in widening access... READ MORE >>

Randolph president signs President’s Resilience Commitment for climate action

President Bradley W. Bateman signs the President's Resilience Commitment organized by Second Nature. Standing are (from left) Rick Barnes, professor of psychology and environmental studies and the Mary Sabel Girard Chair in Psychology; Sarah Sojka, professor of physics and environmental studies; Sara Woodward '16, sustainability coordinator; Michael Maningas, assistant dean of students; and Karin Warren, Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies.

Today, Randolph College strengthened its commitment to environmental sustainability when President Bradley W. Bateman signed the President’s Resilience Commitment. The document, organized by the nonprofit Second Nature, pledges that Randolph will develop a plan for climate resiliency. Per the agreement, the College will incorporate a joint campus-community task force and submit an annual review of... READ MORE >>

College reflects on history, looks to future at 125th Anniversary Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks during Randolph's 125th Anniversary Convocation.

Alumnae and alumni, current students, and leaders from throughout Randolph’s and R-MWC’s history gathered in Smith Hall Theatre Saturday for a culminating celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary. A procession of delegates from each decade of graduating classes as well as current faculty members filed into the theatre, and Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon... READ MORE >>

Randolph president emphasizes value of free speech in Convocation remarks

Convocation speakers: Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman (left), Student Government President Eva Heitbrink '17, and Chaplain Jennifer Moore.

Read Dr. Bradley W. Bateman’s Convocation Address (PDF) The Randolph College community celebrated the official opening of the 2016-17 academic year with Convocation on Tuesday. The ceremony began with the procession of faculty and seniors into Smith Hall Theatre. Seniors wore traditional funny hats and graduation robes decorated with buttons as they exchanged cheers and... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives $7.82 million gift

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Randolph College recently received a $7.82 million gift—the second largest individual gift in the College’s history. The gift, which will provide scholarships for students, was a bequest from Laura Maud Battle Winstead ’50 and her husband, Emerson Clarence. “This transformative gift is a wonderful testament to the commitment of a very special couple to this... READ MORE >>

Anonymous alumna gives $1 million to Randolph College

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By Jessie Pounds The News & Advance Randolph College announced a new $1 million gift for infrastructure from an anonymous alumna in a news release Wednesday afternoon. At the same time, the school also announced it received two additional $250,000 challenge grants for infrastructure: one from The Cabell Foundation and one from The Mary Morton... READ MORE >>

Randolph College announces $1.5 million gift for infrastructure improvements

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Randolph College announced this week another $1.5 million in donations for infrastructure improvements. “Since March of last year, Randolph has received a total of more than $4.6 million for these vital enhancements to campus,” said President Bradley W. Bateman. “This type of support allows the College to maintain and improve its beautiful historic campus. These... READ MORE >>

Randolph celebrates the Class of 2016

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Under a clear sky with a chilly breeze, families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Dell Sunday morning to celebrate the Randolph College Class of 2016. The message for the Commencement ceremony was one of courage and perseverance in the face of change, and speakers encouraged the Class of 2016 to go forward and... READ MORE >>

Founders’ Day ceremony celebrates College’s past and future

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With the establishment of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1891, William Waugh Smith fulfilled his vision of establishing an educational institution for women that was comparable to those provided for men. On Thursday evening, the Randolph College community gathered to celebrate Smith and the others who worked so diligently to found the College 125 years ago.... READ MORE >>