Vita No. 8

Experience Matters: Randolph grad spends the year working as part of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps

Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19 has conducted restoration work at various sites in Virginia and Maryland as part of her work with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps.

Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19 has known for a long time that she wants a career in the environmental conservation field. The hard part has always been choosing a direction. That’s why she took advantage of every environmental opportunity she could find while at Randolph. Her classes, internships, and especially a Summer Research project studying the implementation... READ MORE >>

From pioneer to innovator: Randolph continues its rich science tradition with new capital building campaign

Martin Science Rendering

Randolph’s Board of Trustees recently approved plans for a $26.5 million renovation of the Martin Science Building, with construction scheduled to start in May 2021.... READ MORE >>

FROM WNBA TO WILDCAT: Former college basketball star, WNBA draftee joins Randolph women’s basketball coaching staff

Shakena Richardson

It was the 2016 WNBA draft day, and Shakena Richardson—along with a crowd of family and friends—kept her eyes glued to the television. After what seemed like hours, she finally heard the Dallas Wings call her name as their 30th overall pick. “When I saw my name pop up on the screen, I was shaking,... READ MORE >>

Medical Mentor: Randolph parent connection helps aspiring medical physicist obtain unique internship

Thinh “Bill” Pham '20

Thinh “Bill” Pham ’20 never expected to save someone’s life. But last summer, that’s just what happened.... READ MORE >>

New documentary showcases story of alumna, one of the first ordained female priests in the Episcopal Church

Carter Heyward '67

“It was a much bigger deal than any of us were aware at the time,” Heyward said. “We knew that the church would be shaken up a bit by what we did, but we did not realize how much interest there would be from the news media and the outside world.”... READ MORE >>

The dyslexia dilemma: New education program will help students with language-based disabilities

Education professor Crystal Howell teaches a class earlier this semester.

The Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia (GCD) is designed to help future and current teachers think about the needs of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. ... READ MORE >>

TIKTOK SENSATION: Randolph student has nearly 240,000 followers on popular video app

Cassidy Carter ’22

Cassidy Carter ’22 was scrolling through one of her favorite meme accounts on Instagram last summer when she came across a video that caught her attention. The video was made on TikTok. Curious, she downloaded the app and gave it a try. “I started out just making TikTok videos for fun,” Carter said. “Then one... READ MORE >>

Back to Nature: Professor incorporates European rewilding research into Randolph class

Philosophy professor David Schwartz incorporated his rewilding research into a Randolph course this year.

“Rewilding is an optimistic environmental approach that aims to help nature repair itself.”... READ MORE >>

Innovative equations: Randolph senior helps local business develop new process during internship

Jude Quintero ’20

HVAC equipment heavily relies on closed-loop feedback systems. In order to maintain desired aspects like temperature, water flow, airflow, and humidity, you must understand and configure three process variables from a complex differential equation. The process is not easy and requires field tuning via trial and error.... READ MORE >>

Growth & Change: Randolph expands curriculum with several new programs

Media lab

The new programs include a master’s program that is the first of its kind in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, two majors, and a minor.... READ MORE >>