Programs Offered

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Theology for Teens
Our forth annual, week-long summer program introducing teens to biblical and theological scholarship, exploring contemporary challenges & how their faith tradition can meet those challenges. More

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ElderscholarSM was developed at Roanoke College in the fall of 1984 as a spin-off of the national Elderhostel program. For over two decades, Elderscholar has been among the most visible and popular examples of Roanoke College's commitment to providing educational opportunities to seniors and retirees. More

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Copenhaver Institute

The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning provides quality professional development opportunities for PreK-12 teachers and administrators and for Roanoke College students. The Institute gives PreK-12 teachers the opportunity to develop and practice strategies for effective instruction in cooperation with the nation's leading educational scholars. More

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The Management Institute

The Management InstituteSM was developed by Roanoke College to meet the management training needs specific to the Roanoke Valley as identified by local business leaders. The Institute believes that continuous learning in today's changing environment is a critical necessity. More

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Women's Forum

This annual celebration includes a variety of events such as films, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, and performances that feature or focus on women in areas across the liberal arts. All events are non-ticketed, free and open to the public.

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Henry H. Fowler Program
The Henry H. Fowler program exposes students to leaders at various levels of public service, but also serves as a forum for the discussion of proposals that have not yet become public policy. This program allows young thinkers to exchange views on important public issues with scholar-practitioners.  More

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Perry F. Kendig Awards
The Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards program strives to: Showcase the quality and diversity of artistic excellence throughout the greater Roanoke region, Recognize outstanding support of arts and culture, and celebrate exemplary arts and cultural organizations. The program is offered jointly between Roanoke College and Hollins University. More