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Dec 2018

RC alumna reflects on her career path

Dr. Susan Ford ’74 has conducted years of research on primates.

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Roanoke College magazine preview: Issue 2, 2018

Owning and operating a restaurant sounds like such glamorous work. And at times, it can be, says a group of restaurateurs, all Roanoke College alumni, who are profiled in the upcoming issue of Roanoke magazine.

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Mother, daughter share passion for the care of animals

Sara Farthing ’18 has no “Plan B” for her career path, no desire other than to be a veterinarian like her mother, Dr. Lisa Wilson Farthing ’84.

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Aug 2018

Grisetti retires after 30 years in Campus Safety

After more than 30 years serving the Roanoke College community, Associate Director of Campus Safety John Grisetti is retiring.

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Jul 2018

Two Roanoke College Events in Downtown Roanoke

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to two Roanoke College sponsored events in downtown Roanoke in late August.

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Jun 2018

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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Apr 2018

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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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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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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Feb 2018

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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Jan 2018

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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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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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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