Carl Girelli

Freedom School: Randolph partners with The Listening, Inc. to host summer literacy enrichment program for area children

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, Inc., reads from his poetry at the Freedom School.

As middle school students filed into the banquet hall of Smith Memorial Building on the first day of Freedom School this summer, they were greeted with enthusiastic cheers and Harambee chants from enthusiastic, college-aged, servant-leader interns. During the first days of those daily greetings, the majority of the students either rolled their eyes or tried... READ MORE >>

Randolph earns state approval for new elementary education program

Randolph teaching alumna Kate Thornhill works with students in her elementary school classroom

Randolph College is pleased to announce a new major in elementary education. The program was approved earlier this week by Governor Ralph Northam as part of a new initiative to address the statewide—and nationwide—shortage of Pre-K through 6th grade teachers. Northam announced that the state policy boards for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education approved 53... READ MORE >>

Living an Abundant Life: Randolph revamps its first-year common experience course

Philosophy professor Kaija Mortensen interacts with Olivia Chapin ’22 during a classroom discussion about the meaning of Vita abundantior.

Taking her seat in Thoresen Theatre, Maria Nimmo ’22 had low expectations for the lecture that was about to start. It was the first day of classes, and she was there for a required lecture by John d’Entremont, the Theodore H. Jack Professor of History. The topic? How to live a meaningful life. Forty-five minutes... READ MORE >>

Randolph, The Listening partner to open region’s first Freedom School

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, and Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Randolph College, shake hands following the announcement of the new partnership.

On Tuesday, Randolph formally announced a new partnership with The Listening to open a Freedom School. The program is the first of its kind in Lynchburg, and only the second Freedom School in the state of Virginia. An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools offer a free, six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment... READ MORE >>

Randolph president discusses value of respect, community in Convocation remarks

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks at Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about respect and community as key ingredients for an abundant life Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year with Convocation. The ceremony began with the traditional procession of faculty and seniors from Main Hall into Smith Hall Theatre. Also following tradition, seniors... READ MORE >>

Girelli selected for national leadership development program

Carl Girelli

Randolph College is pleased to announce that Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, is one of 24 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2017–18 Executive Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the yearlong program are vice presidents or... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors mid-year graduates

Three of the graduates who were honored at Friday's reception.

Randolph honored 13 winter graduates at the annual Mid-Year Graduation Luncheon Friday in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Hall. At the ceremony, Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, addressed the graduates, their families, and other invited guests. In addition to congratulating the graduates on their achievement,... READ MORE >>