community service

Making Dreams Come True

(Left to right) Jessica Gross '21, Brendan Wicker '21, Brendan Kaiser '21, Charli, Peter Sheldon, physics professor, and Joe Vazquez '19

Randolph physics students create costume for disabled 5-year-old Five-year-old Charli’s eyes widened as a group of Randolph students carried his homemade Halloween costume into the gymnasium. As they placed the Mario Kart-themed contraption over his wheelchair and helped him put on the signature red hat and mustache, he grinned from ear to ear. Thanks to... READ MORE >>

Randolph students attend Alternative Break Citizenship School, receive certification

Wil Ridley '20 and Brittany Lundy '19 receive their certification from the Alternative Break Citizenship School

Two Randolph students were among the 90 participants from across the nation at the recent Alternative Break Citizenship School at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Brittany Lundy ’19 and Wil Ridley ’20, along with Assistant Dean of Students Michael Maningas, participated in the training, entitled “Reframing Disability: Communities of Independence and Self-Determination.” During the... READ MORE >>

Randolph helps prepare after-care kits for sexual assault victims

Volunteers assemble after-care kits in Smith Banquet Hall

On Thursday, Randolph College hosted an event to assemble 500 after-care kits for local adult and child victims of sexual and domestic violence that will be donated to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. For the project, Randolph worked with the local Sexual Assault Response Program, a partner of the national non-profit, Fear 2 Freedom, as well... READ MORE >>

Middle school students team with Randolph College mentors to build tiny house

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By Josh Moody/The News & Advance (reprinted with permission) A program at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation has students swinging hammers and stretching tape measures, all in the name of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Dunbar students are working to sharpen STEAM skills through the construction of a 20-foot-long and 8-foot-wide tiny... READ MORE >>

Voices of Lynchburg series returns October 5

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Randolph College’s Voices of Lynchburg series returns this Wednesday, October 5, and will feature two prominent leaders in the Lynchburg community. The program, which is free and open to the public and includes refreshments, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Ribble Lounge of Smith Hall. The speakers for this program include Aubrey “Chub” Barbour, a... READ MORE >>

WSET-TV – Project Launchburg helps high school students tour area colleges

‪#‎RandolphCollege‬ enjoyed showing hundreds of Lynchburg City Schools 10th graders around campus yesterday! ‪#‎WelcomeToRandolph‬ ‪#‎BeAnOriginal‬

Tenth grade students from Lynchburg City Schools visited Randolph College as part of Project Launchburg. Students took a campus tour and talked with admissions counselors about their opportunities after high school.... READ MORE >>

Community leaders inspire Randolph students to be agents of change

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster speaks about the importance of education in improving communities. Laura Hamilton, executive director for Beacon of Hope (left) also spoke about education and ways Randolph students can make a difference in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster challenged Randolph students to be part of change and to “pay it forward” as a speaker for the College’s “Voices of Lynchburg” series Wednesday evening. Joining Foster for the presentation, “Lynchburg’s Hope,” was Laura Hamilton, executive director for the local non-profit, Beacon of Hope. The two community leaders discussed the... READ MORE >>

Voices of Lynchburg speakers series discusses social justice

Economics professor John Abell helps local citizens create a community garden at nearby New Vistas School.

Randolph College will host the “Voices of Lynchburg” speakers series this spring to offer insight into the challenges and opportunities regarding poverty and social justice in the Lynchburg community.  Through presentation and dialogue, participants will seek to increase awareness and explore ways in which Randolph may positively influence the community through innovative solutions. This program is a collaboration between... READ MORE >>

Randolph student recognized for community service

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A Randolph College sophomore has been recognized by the tri-state district of Kiwanis International for his leadership of Randolph’s community service club. Curtis Weaver ’17, the president of Randolph College Circle K, was inducted as a Lifetime Member into the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation during a recent district convention in Fairfax, Va. He was one... READ MORE >>

Amanda Denny honored for making an impact on the community

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DePaul Community Resources honored Amanda Denny, Randolph College’s director of leadership and engagement, with the Human Relations award at its Women of Achievement ceremony.... READ MORE >>