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.