Tommy East, who is president and CEO of American HealthCare in Roanoke, manages the nursing home industry as a member of the state's board of health.
Interfaith YouthCore’s 2014 Better Together Day award goes to Roanoke! Tyler Coles '14 wins first Mike Hammer Interfaith Leadership Award.
"I received the call to aspire to the highest standards possible loud and clear during my college years. What did the caller say? That if I worked hard, asked for help when needed and pushed myself out of my comfort zone, I would be rewarded by being well-prepared for the next chapter of my life. The caller was right. I'm glad I answered the call."
"My life experiences allowed me to show people, through my leadership, that hope is real, second chances do happen and one can overcome obstacles through perseverance, faith and love."
Working with families who live on less than two U.S. dollars per day, Tuck’s non-profit focuses on micro-lending in Central America.
"After years of advocating for groups of people who do not always have a voice in public policy, I switched from being an entrepreneur to working with individuals."
Segerstrom works with legislators and land management agencies to put young people to work on public lands.
Almost three years after accepting the position as head coach of the Israeli National Lacrosse Team, "I have been able to change hundreds of lives, including my own."
Roanoke College inspired her to take an active role in her community; now, she’s fighting for the health of the Gila River.
"As I work with refugees, people at our church food pantry and those on my Meals on Wheels route, I see so many elderly and disabled folks who for many different reasons are barely getting by with little or no hope of a comfortable future. If I can make their lives a little brighter, I hope I have helped the community and I have a sense of fulfillment."
"The College's devotion to service and providing opportunities to students to become active citizens within their community was a significant building block in my journey toward making community-based nonprofits my long-term career path."
"I am excited about the opportunity we have to make a difference in the lives of individuals, in the capacity of institutions and in the economic empowerment of communities."
"You have to have a dream and kind of go for it at times," said Joe Boucher '87, producer for "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" television series, to Roanoke students during Alumni Weekend 2014.
Warner Dalhouse '56 of Roanoke, and Dr. Marvin M. Phaup '62 of Washington, D.C., received honorary degrees during Roanoke's Commencement on May 3.
See all the entries, more than 100 photos, in the #ILoveRoanoke photo contest. Sarah Merrill ’04 won the contest. With so many good choices, a second Maroons’ Choice prize was awarded.
The complex of three halls – Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Mt. Tabor – is named in honor of a couple devoted to Roanoke College.
Warner Dalhouse '56 is the retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank. Roanoke's Commencement is May 3 at 10 a.m.
“Face your fears, for that is when you really learn what you’re made of inside.”