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The new issue of Roanoke magazine explores the world of restaurant ownership, through profiles of a group of restaurateurs, all Roanoke College alumni. Read how these alumni got their start in the restaurant business and how their passion for preparing, serving and selling food propelled them to restaurant success.

Read too, about Maxine Fitzgerald ’69, the first African-American to enroll at Roanoke as a full-time student. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of that historic milestone. Also, read about the accomplishments of Roanoke’s young swimming program—and much more College news.

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Building an empire

From Roanoke College magazine: With a great love - and knack - for the business of preparing, serving and selling food, Roanoke College alumni have found success in restaurant ownership. The business is not for the faint of heart, says one of those alumni, Roger Neel '85, the owner and co-owner of six eating establishments.

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From Roanoke College magazine: An interview with Maxine Fitzgerald '69, the first African-American to enroll at Roanoke College as a full-time student.

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A swimming success

From Roanoke College magazine: After exceeding all expectations in their first season, Maroons swimmers continue to excel in season two.

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