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Randolph students graduate from Lynchburg’s Leading Off Campus program

Anthony Fonnesu ’20, Alex Conway ’20, Torie Slaughter ’20, Will Dakin ’21, and Devon Davis ’20

Five Randolph students earned special diplomas earlier this week—not from the College, but from the City of Lynchburg.  Torie Slaughter ’20, Devon Davis ’20, Anthony Fonnesu ’20, Alex Conway ’20, and Will Dakin ’21 each participated in Leadership Lynchburg’s Leading Off Campus institute. In the inaugural program, the students honed their professionalism and leadership skills... READ MORE >>

Who let the paws out? Women’s soccer team gets up close and personal with furry friends at Lynchburg Humane Society

Hannah Overstreet pets cats at the Lynchburg Humane Society

Zoe Waring ’22 has always been a dog person. However, after meeting a cat named Gravy while volunteering at the Lynchburg Humane Society this spring, she had to rethink her preference for canines. “I think the reason I liked him was he was more of a cat-dog,” Waring said with a grin. “He was so... READ MORE >>

To the (food) rescue: Alternative spring break trip opens the eyes of Randolph students about food insecurity in Portugal

Students and staff pictured in Sintra, Portugal

It was a warm, spring night in Lisbon, Portugal, when Avery Payne ’21 got into a car and rode to the nearest hospital. When he arrived, hospital workers were already standing by with two large pots of soup. Payne and his fellow volunteers carefully secured the food before making several more stops at local restaurants,... READ MORE >>

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 >>

American Institute of Physics awards funding for new Physics Phest! initiative

A visitor gets her hair blown back by a mini jet engine at the 2019 Science Festival.

Thanks to funding from a national physics organization, Randolph College has launched yet another program that will expand its annual Science Festival and benefit local high school students and teachers. Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering and director of the Center for Student Research at Randolph, received the William F.... READ MORE >>

Randolph welcomes students to Lynchburg’s first Freedom School

Students talk during an education session

Today, Randolph and The Listening, Inc. welcomed local K-12 students to campus for Lynchburg’s first-ever 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 >>

Home sweet home: Lynchburg, Va. ranked #1 among ‘Best Places for Millenials to Move’

Aerial view of Randolph and the surrounding community in Lynchburg, Va.

Randolph College is proud to be located in Lynchburg, Va.—a city that reviews.org just ranked #1 among “Best Places for Millenials to Move.” The rankings were compiled based on unemployment rates, high immigration flows, low housing costs, and low rates of property crime. With those criteria, reviews.org evaluated 325 metro areas and ranked them accordingly to... 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 >>

WildCats win CATS Hallowheels costume design contest

Randolph students pose with Maddie, age 6, in her Cinderella-themed costume,

Randolph physics students recently won Children’s Assistive Technology Service‘s (CATS) Hallowheels costume contest and fundraiser—and also made it a very special Halloween for a disabled six-year-old named Maddie. Randolph’s Society of Physics Students created a Cinderella-themed costume around Maddie’s wheelchair they called “Maddierella.” In the voting, Randolph helped raise nearly $1,000 for CATS, which will be used... READ MORE >>

Randolph student creates campus group to aid refugees as part of internship with U.S. State Department

Lauren Appel '20 leads an interest meeting at Randolph for the No Lost Generation Student Initiative

This fall, Lauren Appel ’20 is helping spread awareness about the international refugee crisis through a special internship with the U.S. State Department. We asked her a few questions about the experience so far: What is your title/the title of the internship and what do you do? My official title for my internship is “No... READ MORE >>