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Jul 2018

Collecting community data, impacting community change

Data-gathering focused on health barriers in low-income communities.

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Johnston offered Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Brazil

Adam Johnston is the third student to be awarded a Fulbright this year and he was granted the English Teaching Assistantship in Brazil.

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Virginia Private College Week July 23-28

Visit Roanoke during Virginia Private College Week to show the benefits of going Maroon. 

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Jun 2018

10th Roanoke College student receives Gilman Scholarship

Olivia Streett is the 10th Roanoke College student to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. She will study in Leipzig, Germany this fall with the Roanoke program led by Dr. Robert Willingham. 

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"Thinking Animals" course inspires book and conference presentation

Dr. Valerie Banschbach uses the momentum behind the "Thinking Animals" course as inspiration for a chapter in the American Educational Research Association's book.

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Roanoke students travel world during May Term

"Immersive: providing, involving, or characterized by deep absorption or immersion in something...such as an activity or...environment." -Merriam Webster Dictionary 

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Kassens Appointed to Economic Advisory Board

Dr. Alice Kassens, the John S. Shannon Professor of Economics, has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the second consecutive term.

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NBC Nightly News montage features Roanoke’s commencement

Roanoke College graduates were celebrated in a big way this year-by NBC's Nightly News with Lester Holt and Today shows.

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Roanoke College Summer Academy for High School Students

The Roanoke College Summer Academy (RCSA) is a four-week program (July 2 - 28) for college credit. RCSA is for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in having an immersive college experience and being academically challenged while earning college credit.

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RC Poll: Current Real Estate Markets Strong as Inventories Remain Low

The Virginia Real Estate Indexes are mixed. The index for current real estate conditions fell slightly, driven primarily by the buyers' side of the market who face increasing challenges. Home prices are above historical average in all metro areas across Virginia.  

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Roanoke and Hollins welcome nominations for the 2018 Perry F. Kendig Awards

Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke region.

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Roanoke College and valley communities honor alumnus with mural

Maurice Ferguson '77 began publishing poems while in college. With the help of several  from RC and the Roanoke Valley arts community, one of his poems was turned into a mockingbird mural in Roanoke's Wasena area.

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Roanoke College magazine preview: Issue 1, 2018

In mailboxes soon: the new issue of Roanoke College magazine.

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In plain sight

From Roanoke College magazine: The Roanoke College Permanent Collection contains works by some of the world's greatest artists.

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Blueprint

From Roanoke College magazine: Strategic plan successes map a visionary course for Roanoke College's future.

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Hot Mic

From Roanoke College magazine: Talented students, mentoring staff and industry advisors have turned a sleepy campus radio station into a place that reflects the diversity of music genre, opinion and people at Roanoke College.

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Making it happen

From Roanoke College magazine: A message, and a request, from Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey.

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RC Athletics Highlights

From Roanoke College magazine: A round-up of an outstanding winter/spring Athletics season at Roanoke.

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Kaine holds significant leads over three mostly unfamiliar Republican challengers

Democrat incumbent Senator Tim Kaine holds double-digit leads over three potential Republican challengers for his seat. In the Roanoke College Poll prior to Republican primary, the three Republican candidates were largely unknown. 

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RC Poll: Virginia Consumer Sentiment dips

Consumer sentiment in Virginia dips but remains near its historical high. The political party divide increased slightly.   

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Experiencing Egypt

"It was an incredible experience to dive deep into the traces of the past, especially when we realized that the past and present of Egypt are tangled together in such remarkable ways."

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May 2018

Maroon Athletics wrap up a great season!

The Roanoke Maroons had a great year, including a big weekend for RC Track & Field at the NCAA National Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin!

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Vote for the new name of the Fintel Library Cafe

This fall, the café in Fintel Library will be managed and operated by Roanoke College Dining Services. The eatery will have a new menu with coffee beverage options, pastries, salad and sandwiches - and a new name.

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Research explains larger-than-life perceptions of American chestnut

The American chestnut is often remembered as a giant, towering over forests along the East Coast over a hundred years ago. Dr. Rachel Collins' work, published in the Journal of Forestry, however, suggests that those memories may not be entirely accurate.

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Two Roanoke students to attend Fulbright Summer Institute in UK

Rising sophomore Casey Wilson and rising junior Jenna Novosel have been selected by the US-UK Fulbright Commission to experience the UK through the Fulbright Summer Institute. 

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Work to Preserve Documents Provides Unique Teaching Opportunity

Dr. Gregory Rosenthal, along with the introduction to public history class, spent weeks digitizing newspaper clippings detailing the history of desegregation, racism, and the overall racial history of the city of Salem.

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Fulbright Award winner finds passion in helping her community

Maggie Fitzgerald '18 has received a Fulbright to teach English in Oviedo, a city in northern Spain.

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Roanoke College Graduates 449

Roanoke College awarded degrees to 449 graduates during the College's Commencement ceremony. Relive the excitement. See all the pictures and videos. 

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Critical Language Scholarship Allows Studies in Russia

Samuel McKnight '20 has been awarded Roanoke College's first Critical Language Scholarship, which he will use to study the Russian Language in Vladimir, Russia.

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Roanoke College Students and Faculty Leaving for ASIANetwork Fellowship Research Trip to South Korea

Six Roanoke College students and two faculty members will embark to South Korea on Wednesday, May 3rd to conduct a three-week research project called Strangers in Their Imagined Motherland: North Korean Refugees in South Korea.

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Fulbright Study Award Allows for Research, Masters Degree

Art history major Brieanah Gouveia '17 received a Fulbright Study Award to Scotland's University of Glasgow.

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Apr 2018

Fitzgerald awarded Fulbright to teach English in Spain

Maggie Fitzgerald, a senior honors student from Medway, Massachusetts, has received a Fulbright award to teach English in Oviedo, a city in northern Spain.

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Donate Life takes on a personal meaning for Nanz

April is National Donate Life Month. Here, we share the story Lindsey Camille Nanz '18, who has been the recipient of two liver transplants.  

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2018 Media Arts Hall of Fame Inductees

The class of 2018 has five seniors joining the Student Affairs Media Arts Hall of Fame in recognition of their creative contributions to the college.

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Teaching passion drives student’s Fulbright work in Spain

Kristen Wicander '17 was awarded a Fulbright Student Award as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in La Rioja, Spain.

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Xu Speaks on Interpreting Current East Asian Political Climate

Dr. Stella Xu, an associate professor in the History department, was recently asked to speak as part of a panel titled, "China and North Korea: Past, Present, and Future."

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Public Affairs Society Encourages Discourse, Critical Thinking

The Public Affairs Society at Roanoke College offers students the unique opportunity to encourage public discourse between the various disciplines of the public affairs department.

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Understanding Research Leads Student to Embrace Dentistry

While at Roanoke College, Cooper Tyree was able to complete an independent study that led him to his career path.

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Study Abroad Develops More than Just Language Skills

Emily Crane had the opportunity to study abroad with the Roanoke-Saint-Lô Sister Cities exchange program. Find out what she learned.

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Alumni Weekend in Review

Alumni weekend 2018 was a success, drawing hundreds of alumni back to Salem for a variety of reunions, traditions, and new events.

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Two Faculty Members Awarded Dean's Exemplary Awards

The annual Dean's Exemplary Awards are presented to Adam Childers for teaching and Chris Lassiter for service.

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Student Leadership and Organization Awards

The Student Organization and Leadership Awards for the 2017-2018 school year are given in recognition of the leaders and organizations that demonstrate excellence in their fields and disciplines across campus. 

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Roanoke names residence hall in memory of Prof. Jean Beamer

Formerly known as Allegheny Hall, the residence hall overlooking Roanoke's Maroon Athletic Quad will be renamed as Beamer Hall later this year. This will mark the first building on Roanoke's campus to be named for a woman. 

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Lambert receives Goldwater Scholarship – the preeminent undergraduate science scholarship

Liam Lambert, a double major in physics and math, is Roanoke's fourth Goldwater. 

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Commencement 2018 — Events and Details

The commencement speaker will be Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

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Rethinking 3D Printing Leads to Student-Professor Research Project

William Lambert, a double major in physics in math, has been working with Dr. Saoub to improve the efficiency of 3D printing.

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Student’s Passion for Technology Leads to Business Information Systems Concentration

Robyn Mitchell has had a lifelong passion for technology that she has been able to explore at Roanoke College.

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Students Recognize Global Plight and How to Address through Studying Foreign Politics

Leah Weinstein's minor in foreign politics helped ready her for a global society.

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Basically Tarantino Film Festival will screen six award-nominated student films

The third annual Basically Tarantino Film Festival and awards presentation occurred at the Grandin Theatre on Tuesday, April 17th.

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April 18 - Our Day to Rise

Something BIG is happening on Wednesday, April 18th! The entire Roanoke College community is coming together for a 24-hour giving day.


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Alumni Weekend Networking Event

The inaugural Maroon Connections: Alumni Career Fair will take place on Thursday, April 12, the week of alumni weekend, on the main floor of the Colket Center.

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2018 Roanoke College Medalist Recipients

Roanoke College is honored to welcome Dr. D. Rae Carpenter, Jr. '49 and Wesley Graves VI '63 back to campus to accept the Roanoke College Medal during the 2018 Alumni Weekend.

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Busse awarded Fulbright to study in Denmark

Kaitlin Busse '18 has received a Fulbright award to conduct research and study in Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School. She is the twelfth Fulbright student recipient at Roanoke College. 

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Roanoke College in the next round of adventure school bracket!

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine is currently conducting its annual Top Adventure College bracket challenge. Roanoke made it to the second round and is now matched against Sweet Briar.

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McKnight receives Roanoke’s first Critical Language Scholarship to study in Russia

Samuel McKnight, a sophomore, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian language this summer in Vladimir, Russia. He is the first Roanoke College student to receive this competitive award. 

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Award Recipient Grew Through Study Abroad

Anna Ford was able to use her Gilman Award and the Freeman Asia scholarships in order to study abroad in Japan for a full year.

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David Mowen named Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer

Roanoke concludes search with appointment of David Mowen, who is currently the executive vice president of finance and administration at Mary Baldwin University. He joins Roanoke in August. 

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Noke Hour storytelling event and more new additions to Alumni Weekend

This year's Alumni Weekend brings the usual fare as well as some new additions, including an alumni/student networking event, social media ambassador reception, family karaoke night, a rite of remembrance and the first annual Noke Hour.

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Mar 2018

Professor-Assistant Team Tackles Nanoscience

Dr. Balasubramanian and her research assistant, Rachel Lindsay, have been working in the field of nanoscience. They hope to build nanomesh of graphene oxide to serve as a filtration system to remove salt and heavy metals.

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Ben Cowgill ’17 Explores a Different Side of Ministry Research

During his time at Roanoke College, Benjamin Cowgill '17 completed research on youth persistence in the Anglican Church.

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RC Poll: Current Real Estate Markets Strong as Inventories Remain Low

The Virginia Real Estate Indexes are mixed. The index for current real estate conditions rebounded from a six-month drop and finished close to its historical record from May 2017, while the index for the future real estate conditions remained strong, but fell from last quarter.

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Lt. General James Clapper to speak at Roanoke College Thursday, March 22nd

Clapper's appearance is part of the Henry H. Fowler Program and the Delta Gamma Ethics in Leadership Program. General Clapper will speak on ethics and the current and future importance of intelligence gathering, continuing this year's academic theme, The Next America. 

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Roanoke College Recipients of ASIANetwork Fellowship Award

For the second time since 2012, Roanoke College is a recipient of the ASIANetwork's fellowship award. The College is one of eight recipients of the Student-Faculty Fellows 2018 award.

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Students learn value of community outreach through work in schools

Members of the Society of Physics Students have been working with local elementary school students through an after-school STEM program and learning the value of community outreach.

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What. A. Moment.

Young player from Team IMPACT shares big news with his Roanoke soccer team members. Read the post from Sam Rauf '18.

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RC Poll: Consumer Sentiment close to historic record high

Consumer sentiment in February was close to historic record high despite stock market turmoil and legislation such as the tax reform bill and the budget deal. 

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Feb 2018

Roanoke College Statement on High School Student Protest Participation

Participation in peaceful and legal protests will not negatively impact admissions decisions for students applying to Roanoke College. 

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Virginia Western and Roanoke College sign guaranteed admission agreement

Business administration students can now pursue seamless transfer between Virginia Western Community College and Roanoke College.

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McGill helps Roanoke College move forward by learning from an uncomfortable past

Joseph McGill travels to storied institutions around the country to shed light on forgotten people and their stories. At Roanoke College, he's helping students and faculty properly memorialize the Monterey slave quarters. .

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Become a Social Media Ambassador

Would you like to be part of a select group of alumni, faculty, staff and students? Are you a Roanoke super fan? Do you use social media? Then, join the Roanoke College Social Media Ambassadors group!

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Roanoke College is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Roanoke is one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright U.S. students. Roanoke-which has produced at least one Fulbright student in each of the past five years, with a record six students for the 2017-18 academic year. Roanoke is the only Virginia college included on the Fulbright students list for bachelor's degree institutions.

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Paper Blooms

The Paper Blooms Project is an art initiative over two years in the making that has finally come to flourish. The exhibit features individually hand-crafted paper flowers by the community, for the community.

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Young opens cupcake business in Virginia Beach

Young, who worked at a Head Start preschool program after graduating from Roanoke, always wanted to teach in underprivileged schools. But her heart yearned to bake.

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Black History Month

Roanoke College celebrates Black History Month with a number of speakers and events. 

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Six Roanoke College Student Finalists for Fulbright Scholarship

For the second year, six Roanoke College students are finalists for the Fulbright scholarship.

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Blog: Images from January events

Roanoke College kicked the semester off right with several noteworthy events.

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Jan 2018

Meet the Maroons: Jacob Friedrich

Jacob Friedrich's dorm room at Roanoke College is an eclectic blend of his interests and hobbies.

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Professor’s Love For Sports and Math Creates Unique Classroom Experience

Dr. Roland Minton's love for sports helps to engage students in mathematics, a subject where it is usually difficult to visualize the material. 

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One student relates work in sleep research to real life as student athlete

Dr. Jim Buriak and Dr. John Creasy have been conducting research on how the amount of sleep a college athlete gets relates to anxiety and depression.

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Blog: WRKE plans continued growth with interest meeting

WRKE is hoping to add more shows to this semester's lineup by holding an interest meeting on Sunday, January 28.

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Hadaway inducted into National Hall of Fame for ADs

Sandy Hadaway '74 has been inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Athletic Directors. She already holds a spot in Roanoke's Athletic Hall of Fame. 

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Blog: In Case You Missed It -- News stories

Several great stories about Roanoke students, professors, classes and alumni were featured in the media recently. 

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Top stories of 2017

Look back at the most popular stories on Roanoke.edu/news, Facebook and Instagram.

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Members of RC community receive Roanoke SCLC Drum Major for Justice Awards

Recipients include two alumni, one staff member and one parent.

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Leipzig Program will Take Roanoke Students to German City

Do you want to study abroad, but are concerned about costs and credit transfers? A new study abroad program that takes students to Leipzig, Germany might just be the perfect option.

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Alixandra Hunter '19 Receives Top Washington Semester Award

Alixandra Hunter '19, one of 41 students who participated in the Lutheran College Washington Semester program last fall, has received the Christopher C. Joyner Memorial Award for Academic Excellence.

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Inez Good 1923-2018

Inez Good, associate professor of modern languages, emerita, died on Jan. 7. Good taught at Roanoke for many years. Listen to the interview with her from 2008.

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Roanoke project digitizes civil rights-era documents

From The Roanoke Times: Dr. Gregory Rosenthal's public history class spent the fall semester digitally preserving civil rights era newspaper clippings collected by Hill Street Baptist Church.

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Student’s Love for Computational Astrophysics Explored Through Summer Scholars

Austin Bane was able to spend his summer working on research with Dr. Matthew Fleenor in the field of computational astrophysics through the Summer Scholars program.

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Roanoke Alumna Wins ADDY Award

Brenda Prieto-Velazquez '17 is the recipient of a gold student ADDY award for a video she did focusing on student life at Roanoke College, both extracurricular and academic.

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Young blacksmith forges Roanoke career

From The Roanoke Times: Roanoke grad Jed Curtis set up Heart and Spade Forge in Roanoke in August 2016. His handcrafted garden tools and cookware recently won the gear category in Virginia Living Magazine's Made in Virginia awards.

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