outcomes

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 >>

Storm Chaser

Shawn Simmons '16 (left) meets with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies.

Randolph grad participates in weather research When most people get word that bad weather is approaching, they find a safe place and take cover. Not Shawn Simmons ’16. He spent his summer looking for it. Simmons, who is a graduate student at Purdue University studying earth, atmospheric, and planetary science, recently participated in a special... 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 >>

‘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 >>

Society of Physics Students named Outstanding Chapter for 10th straight year

The annual Science Festival is one of the Randolph Society of Physics Students' biggest events. Here, a Randolph student shows children how to create a circuit.

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently reached a special milestone when it was recognized with an Outstanding Chapter award for the 10th-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2016-17 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are... READ MORE >>

Class of 2017 outcomes: Where are they now?

Daisy Howard ’17, Morgan Wardlaw ’17, Natalie Miller ’17, and Rachel Carder ’17

It’s been six months since the Class of 2017 processed to the Dell and received their diplomas. Here is a sampling of some of the early success our arts and humanities graduates have enjoyed!   Daisy Howard ’17 B.A. in Theatre “I am currently a costume apprentice for Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Md. As... READ MORE >>

Louisa Branscomb ’71 receives award from International Bluegrass Music Association

Louisa Branscomb '71 holding her 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Louisa Branscomb ’71 recently earned a 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The award is given to musicians who have made substantial contributions that broaden the genre’s accessibility and recognition. The Distinguished Achievement Award is one of the IBMA’s highest honors. It is reserved for those who been forerunners in... READ MORE >>

A World Apart

This photo of Matea Osti '08 (left) and Marwa Abdel Latif '09 ran in the New York Times in 2006. (Credit: Josh Meltzer/The New York Times/Redux)

Two refugees find friendship, sense of home during college years It was a cold January day in 2005, when a new international student sat down at the same table as Matea Osti ’08 in the College dining hall. Osti had noticed her a few days before, huddled in her winter coat while inside one of... READ MORE >>

Prescription for Success

(From left) Sara Reed '15, Dani Hill '17, Joseph Uzdavinis '17, and Jessica Sidebottom '17

Sara Reed ’15 had a job in her field well before she graduated from Randolph. In fall 2014, the biology and dance double major entered the medical scribe program at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Now serving as Centra’s emergency department lead training scribe, Reed has since been joined by three other Randolph graduates: Joseph Uzdavinis... READ MORE >>

Global Perspective

Keenan Hickman '14 (left) worked for the Peace Corps in Indonesia from 2015-2017.

On one of his first days as an English co–instructor for the Peace Corps, Keenan Hickman ’14 thought he was being asked to lunch by his counterpart. But in Indonesian, what he interpreted as, “Come to lunch,” actually meant “Come to the gravesite.” So, instead of going to a restaurant, the duo spent the day... READ MORE >>