Elevating the Sciences

See just a few recent examples of the work Roanoke College students and alumni are doing in the sciences.

Dr. Darwin D. Jorgensen wins 2021 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award

Dr. Jorgensen, Thornhill Professor of Biology at Roanoke College, received the 2021 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award at the 107th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, held Nov. 18-21 in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Gary Hollis competes on JEOPARDY!

Hollis is one of 15 professors across the country to appear Dec. 6 on the first-ever JEOPARDY! Professors Tournament.

Roanoke College Receives Single Largest Cash Gift in School’s History

Shaun McConnon ‘66 donates $15 Million and launches challenge to support planned Science Center.  

Students present health research at national conference

Groundbreaking work about public health in Roanoke earned students a spot at a National Institutes of Health conference.

Psychology offers students opportunity to research, explore range of topics

Research is central to the student experience in Roanoke College's psychology department.

Alumni News – June 2021

Maroons are newsmakers! Read about the latest accomplishments of Roanoke alumni.

Faculty celebrate end of semester with multimedia projects

A podcast and a faux movie trailer honored students and their accomplishments.

Preview: The new issue of Roanoke College magazine

In mailboxes soon: the new issue of Roanoke College magazine! Learn about five “Rising Giants,” accomplished young alumni who are excelling in very diverse scientific disciplines. Click ‘read more’ to see the full story — and much more!

Class of 2021 includes record four valedictorians

Between four valedictorians and one salutatorian, the Class of 2021’s academic honorees explored eight different areas of study.

Program allows students to conduct real-world research about topics of their choosing

Students in ECON LAB are investigating everything from injuries to professional basketball players to business trends during the pandemic.

Community connection helps students further understand HIV

In advance of Transgender HIV Testing Day, this class is examining overlooked aspects of HIV with the help of a local community center.

Alumni News - April 2021

Another round of laudable accomplishments by members of the Maroons family. An Alumni Weekend special!

Rare, bright, pungent flower blooms in greenhouse

The voodoo lily serves as an example of the diverse plants in the Roanoke College greenhouse. Biology professors and students want to make the greenhouse even more diverse in the coming years.

Teaching in COVID-19 Times

Dr. Rachel Collins has had to get creative to find bacteria samples on campus.

Professors receive statewide award for dragon research

Dr. DorothyBelle Poli and Dr. Lisa G. Stoneman earned the honor for the Dragon Research Collaborative.