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Tiny House. Big Lessons.

Austin Collier '19 helps a middle school student use a cordless drill while putting up walls for a tiny house.

Randolph students help middle schoolers build a small house as part of STEAM-based program Wearing a white hard hat and eye-protecting goggles, Dai’Dieon looked the part of a young construction worker. Hammer in hand, the seventh-grader at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation lined up his nail and prepared to drive it into the... READ MORE >>

Why I Give

Skip Kughn

A Q&A with Skip Kughn, retired vice president for institutional advancement What are the feelings that run through your head when you think about getting this honorary diploma? I was surprised and shocked! It is hard to put into words since I devoted most of my professional life to R-MWC and Randolph College. I am... READ MORE >>

Pioneering Class

Class of 2011 banner in Main Hall

On Saturday, August 18, 2007, 178 members of the Class of 2011 descended on the College, the first class to be coeducational and the first to enter under Randolph College. On move-in day, they were greeted by staff and faculty volunteers—and the press. And for the first months, the women and men lived under a... READ MORE >>

This Place is for the Birds

Megan Henning '18 with one of the greater rheas she took care of at the zoo.

Megan Henning ’18 discovers new skills during zoo internship The large doors to the shelter slowly opened, surprising the flock of pink flamingos inside and sending them scurrying outside in a mass of frantically flapping wings where Megan Henning ’18 and other colleagues waited. They held up tarps, forming a wall and leading the birds... READ MORE >>

2017 Alumnae Achievement Awards

Carla Alexander '68 accepts her Alumnae Achievement Award from President Bradley W. Bateman.

In September, Randolph College presented Alumnae Achievement Awards to two outstanding graduates, Carla Alexander ’68 and Lucy Williams Hooper ’73. Also during the annual ceremony, Randolph named Skip Kughn an honorary alumnus for his many years of service to the College. Since 1981, Randolph has presented the Alumnae Achievement Award to alumnae who personify the... READ MORE >>

Randolph Launches New M.F.A. in Creative Writing

From left, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Aviya Kushner, Phillip B. Williams, Layli Long Soldier, Kaveh Akbar, and Mira Jacob

Acclaimed and award-winning writers will serve as first faculty for new program A new graduate program at Randolph will bring some of the hottest writers to campus beginning this summer. Starting in July 2018, Randolph will add a two-year, low-residency Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program, which is the first of its kind... READ MORE >>

Friendly Competition

Oscar Onoszco '21 is one of a group of four friends who joined Randolph's new men's swimming team.

Four high school friends reunite as part of Randolph’s new swim team It had been three years since Jeff Oliveri ’21 was last in a pool with his best friends from their swimming club in South Carolina. But when the four were reunited at Randolph’s first swim team practice in September, it was just like... READ MORE >>

Professional Judgement

Ashley Wright ’89 was sworn in as a superior court judge for Augusta (Georgia) Judicial Circuit Court in January.

Ashley Wright ’89 follows passion for justice as superior court judge For about 20 years, Ashley Wright ’89 spent most of her time facing the judge’s bench as part of her role as assistant district attorney and then district attorney for Augusta, Georgia. These days, however, she has a different view of the courtroom—now from... READ MORE >>

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 >>

‘They Make the World a Better Place’

Leslie Jones '93 poses with Dugan, her 3-year-old rescued Border Collie, at her veterinary practice in Midlothian, Virginia.

Leslie Jones ’93 shares her passion for animals through veterinary medicine When it comes to animals, Leslie Jones ’93 has seen it all. In her role as a veterinarian, she has chased a cow as she jumped over a stone wall while giving birth, spayed and neutered street dogs and cats in Belize for the... READ MORE >>