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ICYMI: Professor of the year, Roanoke's men's lacrosse goalie, surprise guest for Theatre Roanoke College and more stories about Roanoke College in the news.

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Anna Ford '19 chosen to present research at Washington, DC conference

Ford is one of 60 participants chosen out of more than 350 applicants.

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Research goes off campus

Students conduct research and hold internships through the Salem VA Medical Center and Roanoke College Undergraduate Research Experience. 

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Dr. Henold receives Fulbright fellowship to Hungary

Henold, John R. Turbyfill Professor of History, will spend the 2020 spring semester teaching in Hungary as a Fulbright scholar.

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Roanoke ready for Commencement on May 4

The ceremony will highlight student speakers. The Class of 2019 will have approximately 460 graduates. Baccalaureate is scheduled for Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Turbyfill Quad.  

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2019 Alumni Medal awarded to Carole Crotts Rich '78

Alumni Weekend 2019 was highlighted by the presentation of the Roanoke College Alumni Medal to Carole Crotts Rich ’78, former vice president of Hershey Company

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Theatre Roanoke College's [title of show] cast surprised by unexpected guest at last performance

The Theatre Roanoke College cast of the spring musical, [title of show], was surprised by a special guest on their closing night this past Saturday, April 13.

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Freshmen hike 37 miles in 17 hours for Earthbound fundraiser

Over the weekend, freshmen Ian Densley, Connor Kinkema and Cole Hensen took on the legendary Triple Crown hike, a 37-mile loop in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Schultz to publish War Memoranda with Taubman Museum of Art

Dr. Robert Schultz and artist Binh Danh are issuing a book honoring Walt Whitman for the 200th anniversary celebration of the poet’s birth.

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The Roanoke College connection to Fred Rogers's Neighborhood

Dr. Brooks Crozier remembers his uncle, Fred Rogers. 

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Roanoke College Events

Dr. Chris Lee and Christina Lee: "Deaf Dogs Rock: Can One Dog Change the Lives of Thousands?"

In 2010, Dr. Chris Lee and his wife adopted deaf puppy, Nitro. Little did they know that would be the start of a journey that has culminated in the creation of their national nonprofit organization.

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Date | Time: Thursday, May 02, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Location: Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea, 17 E. Main St. Salem


The 2019 Commencement activities will begin on Friday late afternoon, May 3, with the Baccalaureate ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the Cregger Center Arena. This celebratory event is an important part of Commencement exercises and is an occasion for thanksgiving as our students complete their educational program.

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Date | Time: Friday, May 03, 2019 | 4:30 PM
Location: Cregger Center

Roanoke College Choir: "Farewell, Seniors" Concert

The Choir bids the Class of 2019 “Adieu” as it begins its France choir tour in recognition of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day.

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Date | Time: Friday, May 03, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Location: Salem Baptist Church


Commencement Day: Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m., John R. Turbyfill Quadrangle.

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Date | Time: Saturday, May 04, 2019 | 10:00 AM
Location: John R. Turbyfill Quadrangle (RC Front Lawn)