As a sophomore, Maggie Anderson interned in Sen. Mark Warner's office. Three years later, she landed a full-time job in the same office.
The awards, co-sponsored by Roanoke College and Hollins University, recognize distinction in arts and culture in the Roanoke Valley.
Most Virginians support a combination of budget cuts and tax and fee increases to offset the state's future budgetary problems.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner has the highest favorable ratings of any statewide elected official.
Howland Blackiston '73, author and business owner, will talk about the threat to "30 percent of everything we eat" because of the decline in bee population. He will speak at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Roanoke College.