Economics

2017 summer study seminars will take students to Cuba, Italy

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During the summer of 2017, Randolph students will have the choice of immersing themselves in the daily life and studying the economic structure of a socialist country or visiting two of the most historically significant cities in the world for art and architecture. Economics professor Andria Smythe will lead Randolph’s first trip to Cuba for... READ MORE >>

Randolph Magazine: Caleb Pearson finds success in business

Caleb Pearson '11

Business major Caleb Pearson ’11 has become one of the top real estate agents in South Carolina and in the nation.  Read about it in Randolph Magazine.... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna featured in George W. Bush Institute’s new book

Wazhma Furmuli '11 (photo credit: Chandler West, Refinery29)

Randolph College alumna Wazhma Furmuli ’11 is one of 29 voices featured in We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, a new anthology of personal stories released by the George W. Bush Institute. In the book, Furmuli tells the story of how she refused to let anything stand in the way of her achievements. She recently discussed her passion... 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 >>

Willis brings investment expertise to Randolph College Board of Trustees

Katherine Clay Willis '89

As one of the newest members of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, Katherine Clay Willis ’89 has found her investment and finance experience, as well as communication and critical thinking skills, to be her most helpful skills. Willis believes that improving education is the key to narrowing the socioeconomic divide in the United States... READ MORE >>

Andria Smythe incorporates real-world research into economics classes

Andria Smythe

Economics professor Andria Smythe is one of the newest professors factoring into the academic equation at Randolph this fall. A native of Jamaica, Smythe earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Joseph’s University in 2006. She went on to receive a master’s degree in economics in 2011, and a Ph.D. in economics in 2015... READ MORE >>

Randolph remembers Carl Stern

Old photo of Carl Stern

Carl Stern, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics, emeritus, died on January 17, 2015, at the age of 93.... READ MORE >>

Randolph senior volunteers in Haiti

Photo of student volunteering in Haiti

“I believed that by helping people there, I could challenge myself, get new experiences, and have a better sense of my career choices while still doing good for others,” said Hailey Nguyen ’15.... READ MORE >>

Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore Named President-Elect of Virginia Association of Economists

Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore is the new president-elect of the Virginia Association of Economists (VAE) during the group’s 37th annual meeting March 4-5, 2010 in Lynchburg. The organization’s objectives are “to promote inquiry into economics, to improve economic education, and to develop understanding of the operations of the Virginia economy.” Membership in the VAE is open to... READ MORE >>

Randolph College to Discuss Eating Locally Versus Globally

LYNCHBURG — Randolph College will host an evening of discussion about communities and food related issues April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The free lecture, “Eating Locally vs. Globally: The Benefits and Consequences of Everyday Food Decisions,” in Ma... READ MORE >>