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Dec 2022

Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report

Although Virginia consumers remain anxious about inflation heading into the holiday shopping season many are optimistic that the coming years will bring better economic conditions. 

Scene on the Screen

Omari Chancellor ’17, who began dabbling in filmmaking as a student at Roanoke College, recently starred in the Apple TV+ film “The Greatest Beer Run Ever.”

Nov 2022

IPOR's Holiday Spending Report for 2022

Each year, Roanoke College's Institute for Policy and Opinion Research conducts a Holiday Spending Report. This year, holiday spending is likely to increase in part because of rising prices.  

Center’s work honored with historic preservation award

Roanoke College’s Center for Studying Structures of Race has been recognized for a new walking tour that sheds light on a difficult part of history.

Roanoke College joins The Annapolis Group

The Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges is a nonprofit that works to advance the cause of liberal arts schools on a national scale.

Campus partnership creates toys that offer representation and inclusion

Toy Like Me at Roanoke College is now in its seventh year donating modified toys to children with disabilities and medical needs.

Roanoke hosts Steve Forbes for lecture and lessons

Forbes, who is editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, spent the day talking with students before delivering his David L. Guy ’75 lecture, which focused on the value of capitalism.

Alumni News - November

See what your fellow Roanoke College graduates are up to in this installment of Alumni News.

Be a Science Hero

Roanoke's student experience prepares Maroons to do great things! Science is a core component of that experience, equipping them to be heroes in their professions and communities.

Student documentary preserves stories of Roanoke Valley veterans

History major Owen Collander's documentary will premiere for the public at a free viewing Nov. 30.

Roanoke College Board of Trustees welcomes new member

Brendan O’Donnell, an entrepreneur in Newport, Rhode Island, is a member of the Class of 2009.

Alumna wins national award for diabetes research advocacy

For decades, Sally Waters Southard ’77 has been one of Virginia’s biggest champions for the nonprofit JDRF and its leading-edge research.

Washington Semester offering students unique, real-world experience

Ten students are living and working in D.C. this semester as part of the Lutheran College Washington Semester program that Roanoke College helped create.

Oct 2022

Roanoke College student wins Gilman Scholarship

Jonnel Lewis ’23 is the 16th Roanoke College student to earn one of the prestigious scholarships offered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Linda and John Snyder ’64 donate $5 million for Science Center project

Alumnus John Snyder, who parlayed his Roanoke College biology degree into a successful career in health care, said he and his wife, Linda, wanted to honor his alma mater, thank President Emeritus Michael Maxey, and give students access to state-of-the-art facilities as they pursue science education.

Roanoke College Commits To 100% Student Voter Registration and Participation

President Frank Shushok Jr. Signed on to ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge’s Higher Education President’s Commitment.

Olin Galleries present two new exhibitions: Alice Ray Cathrall and William Louis Sonntag

Two new exhibitions open Friday, Oct. 28: Alice Ray Cathrall, “The Pink Cloud” and “More than a Passing Observation: William Louis Sonntag and Landscape Mania in the United States.”

2023 Management Institute accepting nominations

The Management Institute offers a fresh look at analyzing, planning and implementing innovative programs, and introduces participants to a professional network that offers ongoing support and encouragement.

Laura Tucker honored with Charles Brown Award from Roanoke College

The Salem native was recognized for her extensive public service during the annual Salem Appreciation Breakfast. 

Campus safety officer commended for response to off-campus blaze

Officer Robert Ross was honored by the city of Salem in an Oct. 17 ceremony for responding to a fire during his early morning rounds on Sept. 25.

Alumni News - October 2022

Catch up with accomplished Roanoke College alumni in this month’s installment of Alumni News.

John Pirro ’77 enters National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Pirro, who died in 2013, is just the second Maroon to be enshrined in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. 

Hollins University, Roanoke College present 2022 Kendig Awards

The awards, which are presented annually, honor supporters of the arts in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Roanoke College welcomes new faculty

Roanoke College welcomed 18 new faculty members for academic year 2022-23. We asked each of them to tell us a little more about their background and interests. 

Roanoke College appoints new executive director for administration

Ennis McCrery begins Oct. 17 as executive director for administration in the President’s Office. McCrery comes to Roanoke from Virginia Tech, where she serves as special assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs.

Stuckey’s CEO treats audience to sweet success story

The flagging family business was a tough nut to crack, but Stephanie Stuckey said during a Roanoke College leadership lecture on Oct. 6 that she has found success and fulfillment along the way. 

Inspirational math book co-edited by Roanoke professor wins award

The book aims to help students not get discouraged when challenges arise.

New Taubman exhibition features Marsh composition

Gordon Marsh, professor of fine arts at Roanoke College, composed music for the interactive portion of an exciting new Taubman Museum of Art exhibition.

Roanoke president named Senior Aspen Index Impact Fellow

Senior Aspen Index Impact Fellows include 26 senior professionals from across the country who will work to increase access to, and quality of, youth leadership development.

Sep 2022

Student researchers contribute to the Genealogy of Slavery

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.

Preparing for Severe Weather from Hurricane Ian

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.

Roanoke College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement has an array of events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Alumni News – September 2022

See what fellow Maroons are up to in this month's roundup of alumni accomplishments.

Saoub selected for Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

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.

Fabrikant shares life and times of Chief Justice Warren Burger

The Constitution Day speaker talked about Burger’s path to the nation’s highest court and the landmark decisions under his leadership.

Roanoke College Holds the Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

The annual fundraising walk will be held on Oct. 1, is free and is open to everyone.

Roanoke College hires new college editor

Alumna Lindsey Nair ’98 will oversee production of the alumni magazine and collaborate on communications for all College audiences.

Nominations open for the Charles Brown Award

The Charles Brown Award is given to a Salem resident who helps improve the quality of life in Salem.

Roanoke College advances in U.S. News Best Colleges rankings to highest ranking ever

Roanoke moved up eight spots in the National Liberal Arts College rankings.  

Olympian Shelley Olds ’03 to lead Roanoke College’s new cycling program

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.

Dr. Edward Delos Myers ’27 celebrated in new book

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.

Aug 2022

Roanoke College Poll looks at Youngkin, Supreme Court favorability and more

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. 

Roanoke hires new director of Auxiliary Services

Ben Marks, who comes to Roanoke from Virginia Tech, will oversee Dining Services, the Campus Store and Mail Services. 

Kate Clatterbuck ’22 crowned Miss Virginia Volunteer

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.

Roanoke featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges for 2023”

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.

Virginia Consumer Sentiment Report

Consumer sentiment rebounds, fueled by slowing price growth, according to the latest Roanoke College Poll. 

Frank Shushok column: College advice from a parent still learning as a president

This article originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. President Frank Shushok Jr. talks about the hard work of becoming ourselves. 

Roanoke College Receives $1.5M Endowment Gift from Trustee Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo ’78

The generous gift supports the College’s Center for Studying Structures of Race. 

Alumni News - August 2022

A sampling of alumni accomplishments for the month of August

Shushok: Roanoke College 'must respond to evolving marketplace'

In an interview with Luke Weir of The Roanoke Times, President Frank Shushok talks about his new role as Roanoke's new president. 

Fall return to campus

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 Summer Scholars Dive into Research

Roanoke College’s competitive Summer Scholar Program gives students hands-on research experience and poises them for post-graduation success.

A Message to the Roanoke College Community from President Frank Shushok

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.

COVID-19 transmissions at high level

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.

Fowler Student Policy Scholar Program is reimagined

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. 

Thank you to our Maroon family

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.

Jul 2022

Campus Safety Officer concludes decorated military career

Lt. Kevin Assenat retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after a 36-year military career. He continues to serve with Campus Safety.

Roanoke remembers Dr. Chuck Early and Dr. Donald Moe

Two retired professors died recently. Their impact on students will be remembered for years to come.

Roanoke College a key partner in Roanoke City's bid for 2022 All-America City Award

Roanoke College is a key partner in this effort. Dr. Liz Ackley is one of the presenters in the weeklong competition.

Kassens authors study in new position with Federal Reserve Bank

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.

Alumni News – July 2022

The latest on Maroon alumni all across the country.

Virginia Private College Week is July 25-30

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. 

New members appointed to Board of Trustees

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.

Grant appointed senior advisor to the president for strategic initiatives

Dr. Richard Grant will serve in this special role as a member of the College’s leadership team.

Giving with purpose

From Roanoke College magazine: 
Giving, to ensure, expand and enhance the student experience at Roanoke College.

A message from President Shushok

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. 

Jun 2022

Takedown!

From Roanoke College magazine:
The wrestling program's impressive debut season.

A Farewell Message from President Michael C. Maxey

Read President Maxey's farewell message to the Maroon Nation. 

Roanoke College and Carilion Clinic partner to serve the growing health care sector

Partnership will advance education and workforce development to improve community health and well-being in the Roanoke Valley.  

Picture perfect

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.

Privilege of a lifetime

From Roanoke College magazine: President Michael C. Maxey has made a indelible impression on people from all corners of the Maroons community.

R House Project Moves to Summer

Incoming Roanoke College freshmen pick up hammer and nails to build the 17th R-House this summer.

Alumni News - June 2022

Who's doing what? Read the latest about members of the Maroons alumni family.

Genetics students gain rare opportunity to learn about living with rare disease

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.

Annual Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning is back

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. 

College commemorates Juneteenth

On Friday, Roanoke College commemorated Juneteenth for the third consecutive year.

Roanoke physics program earns national recognition

The Roanoke College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office.

From the Archives: What you might NOT know about the Maxeys

Little known facts about our retiring President and Mrs. Maxey.

Alumni Feedback Needed

The Roanoke College Alumni Office has put together a short survey for alumni about communications, gathering together, experiences as alumni and more. 

Preview: The new issue of Roanoke College magazine

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.

Maroons compete in Ironman race in Roanoke Valley

Connor Kinkema ‘22 finished fourth while Dr. Liz Ackley completed her first ever 70.3-mile Ironman race.

Two Roanoke alumni appointed to Virginia state leadership positions

Bryan Horn and Nicole Riley joined the administration of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin earlier this year.  

Delegation from Korean Embassy visits Roanoke College

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.

Roanoke College Poll: Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report

The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment continued to slide, hitting a second consecutive low. Rising prices are to blame. 

Roanoke College Poll looks at war in Ukraine, abortion and more

The poll asks Virginians about topics such as the war in Ukraine, abortion, political anxiety and general feelings about current and former elected officials.

Nomination period for 2022 Kendig Awards extended

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. 

Roanoke College launching competitive cycling program for men and women 

The new cycling program takes advantage of Virginia’s Blue Ridge’s booming cycling culture.

May 2022

Alumni News - May 2022

The May installment features an alumnus who has made a successful foray into the world of eclectic, flavored spirits.

Nu of Virginia Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

Over 40 students were inducted into Roanoke College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, along with President Maxey and two alumni members.

Students present ECON Lab research

The program allows students to pursue subjects outside of class that interest them.

Internationally recognized physician-scientist receives honorary degree

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 column: Names worth knowing

Chris Turnbull '00 penned a commentary about President Maxey's legacy of learning the names of all students, even before he was president. 

Two Roanoke College classes combine efforts to address a stigmatized topic

A service-learning project to eradicate “period poverty” supported a Virginia residential program for juvenile survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Class of 2022 celebrates commencement

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.  

Graduates venture “Into the Woods” at Baccalaureate service

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.

Class of 2022 includes a record five valedictorians and two salutatorians

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.

Roanoke College student named a 2022 Key into Public Service Scholar

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.  

Class of 2022 Commencement Preview

The College is ready for more than 450 graduates to take the Commencement stage.  

Apr 2022

PLACE alumni panel offers tips, connections for students and alumni

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.

Maroon Alumni Weekend Highlights

What a weekend! President Maxey recognition, dedications, celebrations and much more  

Three alumni honored with Roanoke College Medal

The medal honors alumni for outstanding contributions in their communities and in their career fields.

Sigma Chi celebrates 150 years at Roanoke

Nearly 500 brothers returned to mark the milestone anniversary.

Students and others recognized at Garren Diversity Awards

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. 

Alumni News - April 2022

An Alumni Weekend roundup of some of the latest news about Roanoke College Maroons!

Gates speaks to students, community about Reconstruction and learning from history

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on race, spoke to about 300 attendees via Zoom on Tuesday night.

Fralin elected to Roanoke College Board of Trustees

Robert P. Fralin, of Roanoke, will attend his first meeting of the Board this week.

Inaugural Virginia Conference on Race brings institutions, students together

The conference was well-attended and sparked important conversations about race and oppression.

Outdoor Adventures students get the most out of study abroad experiences

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 prepares to offer MBA program

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.

Roanoke College selects Dr. Kathy J. Wolfe as new dean

Wolfe brings decades of teaching and administrative leadership experience, most recently from Hamilton College, with a focus on experiential learning.

Theatre alumni remember George Arthur

Olin Hall’s retired technical director died unexpectedly on April 1.

Immeasurable impact

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.

Day of Giving brings Maroons Together for Maxey

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! 

First-ever Women in LeadHERship Awards honor women in Roanoke College community

Eight women received awards for their contributions as faculty, staff, alumni and students.

Mar 2022

Virginia Historic Marker dedicated in honor of Kim Kyusik

The 1903 graduate was a revered figure in Korea and was a leader in the Korean Independence movement.

Immersive, bilingual presentation dives into World War II history

“The Crossroads of Saint-Lo” recounts two parallel stories from World War II, including one fairly famous figure and one largely unknown casualty.

Maroon anglers head to Oklahoma for national bass fishing championship

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.

Frank Shushok Jr., Ph.D., appointed 12th President of Roanoke College

Shushok, current Vice President for Student Affairs at Virginia Tech, assumes new role at Roanoke College in July.

Remembering Jenny Rosti

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. 

Internship exposes Environmental Studies major to complexities of museums

Vashawn Gray ’22 created a pollinator exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Roanoke students are among nation’s first college students to manage cryptoassets

A new paper from Dr. Tim Carpenter details the benefits of business administration students investing and trading real cryptoassets in the Student Managed Fund.

Alumni News - March 2022

The latest about members of the Maroons family. Kudos all around!

Alumna establishes Roanoke College Women’s Athletic Endowment

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.  

History major in the Air Force helps bolster NATO forces in Europe

Michael McCloskey ‘10 has advanced to a leadership position with the Air Force and is combining his interests in aviation and history to succeed.

Trailer promotes value of composting, helps students conduct research

For the next few weeks, this colorful trailer will be parked in Roanoke College’s community garden.

Roanoke College explores monuments and memorials, our encounters with history in new speaker series

The series features artists and scholars, including renowned literary critic, professor and historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Ackley recognized with Outstanding Faculty Award at Virginia General Assembly

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. 

College holds teach-in about Russian invasion of Ukraine

Faculty members used their variety of expertise to put the conflict in context and provide insight as to what might happen next.

Roanoke College Poll looks at new administration in Virginia

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.

Feb 2022

COVID-19 and Mask Policy updates

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.

Kassens addresses “Great Resignation” at Chamber of Commerce luncheon on campus

The sold-out luncheon included women business leaders from the region who came to listen to the Roanoke College professor of economics.

A Message from President Maxey: Support for the People of Ukraine - 2/25/22

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. 

Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report

Consumer Sentiment slides to a series low. Concerns about the current economy drive the losses, primarily due to rising prices. 

Students gain behind-the-scenes experience on set of Lifetime movie

Several Roanoke College students had the opportunity to work behind the scenes on an upcoming Lifetime film.

New members appointed to President’s Advisory Board and to the Community Advisory Group

Four Roanoke College graduates have joined the PAB; Burcham joins Community Advisory Group.

Roanoke College remembers George Kegley

 Kegley, a member of the Roanoke College Class of 1949, died on Feb. 16 at the age of 93.

General Assembly honors President Maxey

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.

Campus Safety officers earn FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award

Lt. Kevin Assenat and Lt. April McCadden completed the three training programs from the FBI.

Alumni News - February 2022

A roundup of the latest news about Roanoke College alumni.

In Black History Month keynote, Fleming discusses importance of empathy

Brandon P. Fleming used his life story to illustrate how one person’s compassion can make a huge difference in the lives of others.

Professor’s book on Roanoke’s queer history resonates locally and nationally

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.

Maroon Madness, Black History Month keynote address highlight eventful night on campus

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.

Roanoke College News Roundup

Faculty and alumni have been featured in a variety of news coverage through the winter.

President Maxey to lead Council of Independent Colleges Board of Directors

President Michael C. Maxey elected CIC Board of Directors Chair after serving as Vice Chair for Programs.

President Maxey shares thoughts in wake of violence at Bridgewater College

Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey spoke to students about the recent tragedy at Bridgewater College, speaking on the importance of working together.

French major earns Gilman Scholarship Award to study in France

Dixie Weaver ‘23 is the 15th Roanoke student to receive the prestigious Gilman Scholarship Award.

Roanoke responds to violence at Bridgewater College and HBCUs

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.

Roanoke remembers Dr. Jesse C. Thompson, professor of biology, emeritus

Dr. Jesse Clay Thompson, Jr., professor of biology, emeritus, died on Dec. 25, 2021 at the age of 95.

Jan 2022

Butler set to lead Yale Department of Surgery diversity efforts

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.

Family legacy continues at Roanoke College

Samuel Paitsel ’21 reflects on becoming the sixth generation of his family to graduate from Roanoke College.

Roanoke College alumni make local 40 Under 40 list

From hospitals to schools to the fire station, these graduates are making a difference in the Roanoke and Salem region.

Roanoke College welcomes Olympic cycling hopefuls to Roanoke Valley

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.

Sowing seeds of change

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.

Winter storm hits campus - Changes and Updates

Classes will begin on Tuesday Jan. 18 at the regular times.    

Roanoke College Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees

Alumni Micah Spruill ‘11 and Dan Strelka ‘89 have been elected to serve on the Roanoke College Board of Trustees.

Alumni News - January 2022

Welcome to a new year of the latest about Roanoke College Maroons!

Reminders about the opening of the spring semester, winter weather and more

We appreciate everyone making the necessary adjustments for the spring semester. We have a few reminders for you regarding your return to campus.

Roanoke College now offers Maroon Card on phones and device wearables

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.   

Honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

Peppers and Hill collaborate on Supreme Court and poetry

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.  

Updates to Spring 2022 Return to Roanoke Plan: Phased Return to Campus

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.

Environmental riches

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.

Return to campus update: Booster shot requirement

Dean of Students Tom Rambo sends a message to students returning to Roanoke for the spring semester.

Students present research, connect with alumni at ECON Lab Mini-Conference

The program allows students to conduct real-world research of their choosing.