Six students conducted in-depth research to help build a database of information about enslaved people who lived in Southwest Virginia before and during the Civil War.
Roanoke College officials have been preparing for heavy rain and wind associated with Hurricane Ian, which is expected to make its way into the Roanoke Valley on Friday and may bring rain to the region through Monday.
The Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement has an array of events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month.
See what fellow Maroons are up to in this month's roundup of alumni accomplishments.
Karin Saoub, the Capp Whitehead Professor of Mathematics at Roanoke College, has been placed as an adviser to the director of the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Constitution Day speaker talked about Burger’s path to the nation’s highest court and the landmark decisions under his leadership.
The annual fundraising walk will be held on Oct. 1, is free and is open to everyone.
Alumna Lindsey Nair ’98 will oversee production of the alumni magazine and collaborate on communications for all College audiences.
The Charles Brown Award is given to a Salem resident who helps improve the quality of life in Salem.
Roanoke moved up eight spots in the National Liberal Arts College rankings.
Olds, a standout on the Roanoke College soccer pitch who went on to become a member of the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team, will coach cyclists in the college’s new competitive program.
Myers graduated from Roanoke and later returned as dean. He wrote extensively, spoke in hundreds of venues and worked with some of the most influential intellectuals in the world.
The latest poll from the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research interviewed Virginia residents about Governor Glenn Youngkin, the war in Ukraine, abortion and sentiment on current and former elected officials.
Ben Marks, who comes to Roanoke from Virginia Tech, will oversee Dining Services, the Campus Store and Mail Services.
Clatterbuck, who was awarded the title during the annual pageant on Aug. 13, said the accomplishment would not have been possible without the growth she experienced at Roanoke College.
For the first time, Roanoke is on the Best Athletic Facilities list and Best College Radio Station list. Roanoke is again on the list of Great Schools for Business/Finance Majors, Great Schools for Computer Science/Computer Engineering Majors and Great Schools for Psychology Majors.
Consumer sentiment rebounds, fueled by slowing price growth, according to the latest Roanoke College Poll.
This article originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. President Frank Shushok Jr. talks about the hard work of becoming ourselves.
The generous gift supports the College’s Center for Studying Structures of Race.
A sampling of alumni accomplishments for the month of August
In an interview with Luke Weir of The Roanoke Times, President Frank Shushok talks about his new role as Roanoke's new president.
The College’s primary goal is to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Our staff and public health officials are monitoring several health-related issues.
Roanoke College’s competitive Summer Scholar Program gives students hands-on research experience and poises them for post-graduation success.
Take a moment to watch this video and hear President Shushok explain, in his own words, how excited he is to be of service to all of us and Roanoke College.
Aug. 5, 2022 - Roanoke City and Roanoke County have been designated as having a HIGH COVID-19 transmission level and now Salem is back into the HIGH infection level.
Katherine Charbonneau '23, through participation in the newly reimagined Fowler Student Policy Scholar Program, is exploring how machine learning can help predict future international political uprisings and conflicts.
A total of 5,298 donors supported Roanoke College this past fiscal year, with a record number of donors making an impact at the Associates Society level.
Lt. Kevin Assenat retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after a 36-year military career. He continues to serve with Campus Safety.
Two retired professors died recently. Their impact on students will be remembered for years to come.
Roanoke College is a key partner in this effort. Dr. Liz Ackley is one of the presenters in the weeklong competition.
Dr. Alice Kassens is a research fellow with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Institute for Economic Equity. Just a few weeks into having this position, Kassens has already co-written a fascinating study.
The latest on Maroon alumni all across the country.
In partnership with Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, Roanoke College hosts prospective students for campus tours and sessions on academic programs, admissions, financial aid and student life.
Harry Griffith, Greg Terrill ‘94, Nicole (Brewer) Terrill ‘95, and Cara Kenney ‘98 have been appointed as new members of the Roanoke College Board of Trustees.
Dr. Richard Grant will serve in this special role as a member of the College’s leadership team.
From Roanoke College magazine:
Giving, to ensure, expand and enhance the student experience at Roanoke College.
President Frank Shushok began his term as Roanoke's 12th president on July 1 and sent the following message to faculty and staff on his first day.
From Roanoke College magazine:
The wrestling program's impressive debut season.
Read President Maxey's farewell message to the Maroon Nation.
Partnership will advance education and workforce development to improve community health and well-being in the Roanoke Valley.
From Roanoke College magazine:
Love of photography leads one alumna down a breathtaking path.
Roanoke College receives $3.5 million gift from former president and first lady, Dr. David and Susan Gring
Gring, the College’s ninth president, and his wife, Susan, are making the gift to support student research and the College’s planned Science Center.
From Roanoke College magazine: President Michael C. Maxey has made a indelible impression on people from all corners of the Maroons community.
Incoming Roanoke College freshmen pick up hammer and nails to build the 17th R-House this summer.
Who's doing what? Read the latest about members of the Maroons alumni family.
Students in Dr. Marilee Ramesh’s Advanced Genetics class had an incredible and rare opportunity to interact with another professor who is the parent of a child with XP.
This year’s institute focuses on Rekindling the Spark: Creating Communities of Care for Educators and Students. Updated with information about Helen Hayes Friend of Education Award winner Anita Price.
On Friday, Roanoke College commemorated Juneteenth for the third consecutive year.
The Roanoke College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office.
Little known facts about our retiring President and Mrs. Maxey.
The Roanoke College Alumni Office has put together a short survey for alumni about communications, gathering together, experiences as alumni and more.
In mailboxes soon: the new issue of Roanoke College magazine. Read about President Michael C. Maxey, who retires this summer after nearly 40 years with the College, leaving an enduring legacy.
Connor Kinkema ‘22 finished fourth while Dr. Liz Ackley completed her first ever 70.3-mile Ironman race.
Bryan Horn and Nicole Riley joined the administration of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin earlier this year.
The visitors representing Korea came to Roanoke College to learn more about the College’s connection to Kim Kyusik, an important historical figure in Korea and one of Roanoke’s most influential graduates.
The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment continued to slide, hitting a second consecutive low. Rising prices are to blame.
The poll asks Virginians about topics such as the war in Ukraine, abortion, political anxiety and general feelings about current and former elected officials.
The Perry F. Kendig Awards is an annual program sponsored by Roanoke College and Hollins University recognizing excellence in arts and culture. The deadline for nominations has been extended to August 15.
The new cycling program takes advantage of Virginia’s Blue Ridge’s booming cycling culture.
The May installment features an alumnus who has made a successful foray into the world of eclectic, flavored spirits.
Over 40 students were inducted into Roanoke College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, along with President Maxey and two alumni members.
The program allows students to pursue subjects outside of class that interest them.
Dr. Peter Hotez received an honorary Doctor of Science at commencement on May 7 and spoke to several groups as part of his visit to campus.
Chris Turnbull '00 penned a commentary about President Maxey's legacy of learning the names of all students, even before he was president.
A service-learning project to eradicate “period poverty” supported a Virginia residential program for juvenile survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
The Class of 2022 is comprised of 449 graduates from 30 states and nine countries. A record five students earned the honor of valedictorian and two students earned salutatorian honors.
The Baccalaureate service was held on May 6. The Rev. Christopher Bowen, the Timothy Pickle Dean of the Chapel, presided over the worship service for all graduates, families and guests.
The seven valedictorians and salutatorians hail from five different states and earned degrees in 10 different majors. Six of the seven are members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
James Suleyman is one of just 20 students selected nationwide. The program connects arts and sciences students with Phi Beta Kappa scholarship and public sector opportunities.
The College is ready for more than 450 graduates to take the Commencement stage.
Roanoke College’s new center for Purpose, Life and Career Exploration (PLACE) opened its doors to students, alumni and community members to show how Roanoke students can get help pursuing high-value careers.
What a weekend! President Maxey recognition, dedications, celebrations and much more
The medal honors alumni for outstanding contributions in their communities and in their career fields.
Nearly 500 brothers returned to mark the milestone anniversary.
The 22nd Annual Garren Diversity Awards recognized students, faculty and staff for their contributions toward the goal to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. UPDATED with photos.
An Alumni Weekend roundup of some of the latest news about Roanoke College Maroons!
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on race, spoke to about 300 attendees via Zoom on Tuesday night.
Robert P. Fralin, of Roanoke, will attend his first meeting of the Board this week.
The conference was well-attended and sparked important conversations about race and oppression.
In Finland and France, these student leaders found that their interest in outdoor activities helped them make friends and further immerse themselves in the culture around them.
Roanoke College faculty voted to add the College’s first graduate program in 100 years, and the proposal now heads to the regional higher education accreditor for final approval.
Wolfe brings decades of teaching and administrative leadership experience, most recently from Hamilton College, with a focus on experiential learning.
Olin Hall’s retired technical director died unexpectedly on April 1.
Leah Russell '79, associate dean and registrar, will retire in June after 40 years service to Roanoke College. To honor her legacy and in gratitude for her mentorship, one alumni couple has established The Leah L. Russell '79 Endowed Student Scholarship.
On April 6, Maroons from across the country will join together to honor President Maxey's upcoming retirement. This special Day of Giving supports the students of Roanoke College!
Eight women received awards for their contributions as faculty, staff, alumni and students.
The 1903 graduate was a revered figure in Korea and was a leader in the Korean Independence movement.
“The Crossroads of Saint-Lo” recounts two parallel stories from World War II, including one fairly famous figure and one largely unknown casualty.
This is the first time Roanoke College will have representation at the College Fishing National Championship.
Folsom engages students and community members with gripping presentation on nation’s economic history
The economic historian is the second speaker in the David L. Guy Speaker Series, presented by the Center for Economic Freedom.
Shushok, current Vice President for Student Affairs at Virginia Tech, assumes new role at Roanoke College in July.
Jennifer Rosti, director of major scholarships and fellowships, died on March 18. Her family is establishing a scholarship in her name. UPDATED with Celebration of Life video.
Vashawn Gray ’22 created a pollinator exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
A new paper from Dr. Tim Carpenter details the benefits of business administration students investing and trading real cryptoassets in the Student Managed Fund.
The latest about members of the Maroons family. Kudos all around!
A gift from Peggy Patrick ‘51 creates the first endowment of its kind for women’s athletics at Roanoke College. Patrick has issued a challenge to support Maroons women’s athletic teams on Giving Day 2022, to be held on April 6.
Michael McCloskey ‘10 has advanced to a leadership position with the Air Force and is combining his interests in aviation and history to succeed.
For the next few weeks, this colorful trailer will be parked in Roanoke College’s community garden.
The series features artists and scholars, including renowned literary critic, professor and historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Ackley is one of only two professors at private Virginia colleges honored with the 2022 award, and she is the sixth Roanoke College professor to receive this recognition.
Faculty members used their variety of expertise to put the conflict in context and provide insight as to what might happen next.
The latest poll of Virginia public opinion looks at recent executive actions by Gov. Youngkin, feelings about personal freedom versus health and safety, COVID vaccination and more.
Masks continue to be required in all indoor common spaces. Once we successfully navigate a healthy return from Spring Break, the College will lift the mask mandate for most indoor settings effective March 28.
The sold-out luncheon included women business leaders from the region who came to listen to the Roanoke College professor of economics.
There are times in our lives when we realize that historic moments are happening before our eyes. With the Russian invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine, we are witness to one of those history-making moments.
Consumer Sentiment slides to a series low. Concerns about the current economy drive the losses, primarily due to rising prices.
Several Roanoke College students had the opportunity to work behind the scenes on an upcoming Lifetime film.
Four Roanoke College graduates have joined the PAB; Burcham joins Community Advisory Group.
Kegley, a member of the Roanoke College Class of 1949, died on Feb. 16 at the age of 93.
The joint resolution, which passed unanimously, shows “deep thanks to Maxey’s four decades of service to the Commonwealth.”
International student achieves dream of working in U.S. Capitol through Washington Semester internship
Fariha Sehar ‘23 is interning with Sen. Mark Warner’s office as part of the Lutheran College Washington Semester.
Lt. Kevin Assenat and Lt. April McCadden completed the three training programs from the FBI.
A roundup of the latest news about Roanoke College alumni.
Brandon P. Fleming used his life story to illustrate how one person’s compassion can make a huge difference in the lives of others.
Dr. G. Samantha Rosenthal’s book “Living Queer History” is partially a study of Roanoke’s LGBTQ+ history and partially a memoir of Rosenthal’s own journey.
Between the keynote speaker of Roanoke College’s Black History Month programming and the annual Maroon Madness, Roanoke College’s campus was abuzz Wednesday night.
Faculty and alumni have been featured in a variety of news coverage through the winter.
President Michael C. Maxey elected CIC Board of Directors Chair after serving as Vice Chair for Programs.
Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey spoke to students about the recent tragedy at Bridgewater College, speaking on the importance of working together.
Dixie Weaver ‘23 is the 15th Roanoke student to receive the prestigious Gilman Scholarship Award.
The campus community will gather at 4 p.m. Thursday at Antrim Chapel to support one another, share words of comfort and hope and light candles in solidarity with all those who chose love and peace in the face of violence.
Dr. Jesse Clay Thompson, Jr., professor of biology, emeritus, died on Dec. 25, 2021 at the age of 95.
Dr. Paris Butler ‘00 will be the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Associate Professor of Surgery, effective April 1, 2022. He is the first vice chair of DEI in the Department of Surgery’s 209-year history.
Samuel Paitsel ’21 reflects on becoming the sixth generation of his family to graduate from Roanoke College.
From hospitals to schools to the fire station, these graduates are making a difference in the Roanoke and Salem region.
Roanoke College played a role in announcing that a group of female cyclists who are preparing for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are coming to the region.
Dr. Dwight C. Jones, Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speaker at Roanoke College, shares inspiring message of speaking up, speaking out and sacrificing for change.
Classes will begin on Tuesday Jan. 18 at the regular times.
Alumni Micah Spruill ‘11 and Dan Strelka ‘89 have been elected to serve on the Roanoke College Board of Trustees.
Welcome to a new year of the latest about Roanoke College Maroons!
We appreciate everyone making the necessary adjustments for the spring semester. We have a few reminders for you regarding your return to campus.
With mobile Maroon Card, students can get around campus with just a tap of their device at campus readers. Roanoke College is the only Virginia college offering this service to students.
All members of the Roanoke College community, including alumni and parents, are invited to join virtual and online activities on Monday, Jan. 17, concluding with a virtual keynote address at 6:45 p.m.
The two professors from different disciplines worked together to look at the poetry of Supreme Court Justice Fuller and the criticism he received for it.
COVID-19 cases in our area and the nation have reached record high levels. Roanoke College will implement a phased return to campus for 2022 spring semester.
From Roanoke College magazine: A group of Roanoke College faculty and students have embarkred on a project to convert an underused section of the College's Elizabeth Campus into an environmental preserve and outdoor laboratory.
Dean of Students Tom Rambo sends a message to students returning to Roanoke for the spring semester.
The program allows students to conduct real-world research of their choosing.