Vita Vol. 1 No. 1

Introducing Randolph’s New Magazine: Vita Abundantior

The Cover of Vita Abundantior

Living the Life More Abundant The definition of success means something different to everyone. For some, it is about wealth and prestige. For others, it may mean intriguing titles and power. However, at Randolph College, one of the biggest priorities of the liberal arts education we provide is to help students redefine their definition of... 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 >>

Aim High

Emilee Dunton '14, '15 M.A.T. rallies her players during practice.

Alumna shares life lessons on the basketball court Emilee Dunton ’14, ’15 M.A.T. grew up tagging along with her father while he coached Liberty University’s men’s basketball team, leading them to a Big South championship and NCAA berth. The countless hours watching—and playing basketball—with her dad paid off. Eventually, Dunton left her job as water... READ MORE >>

Leaving a Legacy

Elizabeth

Elizabeth “Punky” Jane Smith ’72 was always looking for one more way she could help her alma mater. A lifelong supporter, Smith was highly engaged with the College, providing both financial support and her time as a volunteer. “She certainly thought very highly of the College,” said Smith’s brother, Joe Smith. “We worked on her... READ MORE >>

‘This is What I Was Meant to Do’

Coulton Watson '15

Coulton Watson ’15 uses his Randolph education to make his dream career a reality As a young boy, Coulton Watson ’15 used to run after firetrucks that passed his house, thinking he would be able to help them answer calls. These days, he has a seat on the actual firetruck with his fellow firefighters from... READ MORE >>

Full Circle

Cameo Hoyle '10

Cameo Hoyle ’10 opens her own business across from Randolph College After years of crisscrossing the United States pursuing various opportunities and passions, Cameo Hoyle ’10 has found herself right back where she started—in sight of Randolph College’s Red Brick Wall. Hoyle and her partner, Lyndsey, recently expanded their business, Good Karma Tea Company, and... READ MORE >>

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Jewelle Wooten Bickford '63

Alumna leads national effort to place more women in leadership positions When Jewelle Wooten Bickford ’63 first entered the workforce, she knew there would be many glass ceilings in her way. After all, it was more common for women to stay at home than pursue a career, much less one in business. Over the next... READ MORE >>