Roanoke is a place where we help students figure out what they are truly capable of. We teach our students to outdo themselves because the world needs people who want more than business as usual. More than a place, it’s an ideal. Roanoke encourages hard work, imagination, initiative, problem solving, and responsibility to community. When you invest in Roanoke, you enable these ideals to take root and thrive in our students, our faculty, the region and beyond.
Roanoke is where it is today, poised for an unprecedented transformational leap because of the hard work and generous hearts of those who came before us. We are standing on the shoulders of our entire Roanoke community. Our students come with great aspirations and discover even greater ambitions when they get here. Our graduates are talented, capable and determined to make a difference.
“As a Roanoke College science major, I believe that a first-rate education requires first-rate facilities. Today, Roanoke’s 45-year-old science complex does not reflect the quality science programs housed within. To prepare Roanoke College’s students for a future that will require them to deal with increasingly complex science and technology issues, we need a 21st-century facility with state-of-the art classrooms and laboratories. Future scientists, physicians, teachers and technologists need a facility that supports the education they will require for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.”
Shaun McConnon ’66 Member, Board of Trustees