Bradley W. Bateman

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

Graduates process into the Dell

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 >>

Article by Randolph president published by The Atlantic

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The Atlantic magazine recently published an article by Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman, entitled “The Evangelical Roots of American Economics.” Read the article in its entirety at http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/02/evangelical-american-economics/460455/.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Board of Trustees receives AGB John W. Nason Board Governance Award

Cathy Havener Greer '73 (left), chair of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, accepts the award from Susan Johnston, executive vice president and COO of the AGB.

Randolph College is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), that its Board of Trustees has been awarded the AGB John W. Nason Board Governance Award for demonstrating innovation and exemplary leadership. According to AGB, Randolph’s board has served at the pinnacle of excellence and advanced... READ MORE >>

Historic marker dedicated in memory of College artist

From left are Cleveland Porter, Jr., Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman, Robert Morgan Kash, and Thomas Upshur (seated).

The Randolph College and Lynchburg communities celebrated the life and achievements of Georgia Weston Morgan, a famed Lynchburg artist and member of the Class of 1903 who studied painting, in a dedication ceremony for a historic marker erected in her memory Sunday. Morgan also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, France. She chaired the... READ MORE >>

Randolph president encourages students to examine their own definition of an abundant life

The Class of 2016 celebrates following Convocation.

The Randolph College community celebrated the official opening of the 2015-16 academic year with Convocation Tuesday. The ceremony began with the traditional 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 songs with the sophomores. During the event, Carl... READ MORE >>

The Liberal Arts Will Never Become Obsolete

Randolph College Commencement Ceremony, May 17, 2015.

Graduates of Randolph and other schools often credit their education for preparing them for both graduate school and the workforce. They single out attributes like individualized attention, a focus on writing and communication skills, the development of critical thinking skills, as well as a broad educational foundation for their success. ... READ MORE >>

In the News: NPR looks at how the new federal college ratings affect small liberal arts colleges like Randolph

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The Education Department’s unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has  fueled a debate over what this kind of system can – or should – measure.... READ MORE >>