Education

Randolph chapter of SVEA receives Highest Membership Increase Award

Ke’Asia Carter ’19 M.A.T. (right) accepts the Highest Membership Increase award from SVEA President Catie Travassos.

Randolph College’s chapter of the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) has been recognized for more than tripling its membership in the past year, receiving the Highest Membership Increase Award for 2018-19. Ke’Asia Carter ’19 M.A.T., marketing officer for Randolph’s chapter, accepted the award at the recent SVEA 2019 Convention in Richmond. Randolph’s chapter of the... READ MORE >>

From Biostatistics to Harry Potter and Religion: Register now for summer online courses!

Student talking to professor through a chat window on a laptop

Randolph College is once again offering summer online courses for both Randolph and non-Randolph students seeking undergraduate level academic credit in a wide range of subjects. Registration is now available for summer 2019 online courses at http://online.randolphcollege.edu/. This summer’s selection includes 24 courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, Greek, math, sport and... READ MORE >>

Top Teacher: Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. receives ATE-VA award for research on learning strategies

Michaela Phillips teaching science at the Empowerment Academy.

On Thursday, Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. earned the 2019 Teacher Candidate Research Award from the Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (ATE-VA) for her project, “Alternative High School Classroom: Hands-On Learning.” In addition to her enrollment in Randolph’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, Phillips is a science teacher at the Empowerment Academy... READ MORE >>

Professor Crystal Howell lectures at Indiana University education symposium

Crystal Howell

On Friday, February 15, Randolph education professor Crystal Howell delivered an invited lecture at the Curriculum and Instruction Research Creative Activity Symposium at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Howell’s lecture was entitled “Finding a job and finding your way: Navigating the transition from graduate school to the professoriate.” She was one of several faculty from... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Crystal Howell

Crystal Howell

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Education professor Crystal Howell is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am from West Virginia—you’ll probably hear me call it Best Virginia—but I’m delighted to be living here... READ MORE >>

Local teachers go back to school

Teachers do an experiment on the viscosity (resistance of flow) of fluid in volcanos

Earlier this week, the smell of hot sauce permeated the biology lab in Martin Science Building. Inside, Lynchburg area elementary school teachers worked in groups, lathering Texas Pete sauce as well as hand sanitizer, Vaseline, and other solutions onto pieces of plastic, and tying them together with string. “Which one of these will keep biofilm... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents 2018 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College presented numerous  students on Wednesday with academic and leadership awards. The annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony honors students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic Awards Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence: Morgan Osburn and Stacey Samuels Best... READ MORE >>

Code Girls Declassified: Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 can finally reveal her secrets as a WWII codebreaker

Dorothy Braden Bruce ‘42 holds a copy of the recently released book that details her previously top secret experiences as a WWII codebreaker for the U.S. Army.

Alumna’s role in top secret military program finally revealed Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 was one of the first to learn that the Japanese had surrendered and World War II was over—she even knew before President Harry Truman. But for 70 years, she and the rest of a top secret group of women recruited by the... READ MORE >>

Curiosity Kits: Randolph professor’s research is helping local elementary school students

A Dearington Elementary School student examines a block from a Curiosity Kit.

Randolph professor’s Curiosity Kits are helping stimulate curiosity and achievement in local elementary students.... READ MORE >>

Heick Symposium: Alumnae return to share education strategies with area teachers

Kristin Genova Richardson ’79 delivers the keynote for Randolph’s Heick Symposium on Education.

Alumnae return to share education strategies with area teachers.... READ MORE >>