Elevating the Sciences

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

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Hollis proves to be a tough competitor in Jeopardy! semifinals

Maroons all around the country were proud to watch Dr. Gary Hollis compete in the semi-finals of the JEOPARDY! Professors Tournament.

Dr. Gary Hollis dominates in JEOPARDY! debut

The chemistry professor proved he knows about more than just science, displaying a dazzling breadth of knowledge en route to victory. He appears again on Wed., Dec. 15.

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!