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Nov 2018

Passion for Sports, Work Ethic Leads to Job in NBA

Economics major Jimmy Bradshaw ‘13 has taken a job with the Washington Wizards as a video coordinator and playing development assistant.

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Sep 2018

Hard Work, Internships Lead to Data Analysis for Navy

For Tamara Smith, declaring a business information systems concentration was an opportunity to expand her knowledge of business information technology and databases.

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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

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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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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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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Mar 2018

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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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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