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November 2014



  • Michele Tarter: Unlocking Women’s Words

    Michele Tarter: Unlocking Women’s Words

    Tarter visited campus recently to spend time with students and present a talk on her work to unlock the voices of silenced women - from those accused of witchcraft centuries ago to today's prisoners.



  • Sean Burch '92 aims for seventh world record in Mongolian mountain trek

    Sean Burch '92 aims for seventh world record in Mongolian mountain trek

    Burch is hiking 20 hours a day in an attempt to land his seventh world record for achieving the most first ascents in the history of the unclimbed Mongolian mountains.

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October 2014



  • Washington Semester Program kicks off career in Virginia politics for Maggie Anderson ’13

    Washington Semester Program kicks off career in Virginia politics for Maggie Anderson ’13

    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.

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September 2014



  • A Discussion of Bees

    A Discussion of Bees

    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.

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July 2014



  • Roanoke alumnus named to Virginia health board

    Roanoke alumnus named to Virginia health board

    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.

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June 2014



  • Better Together Awards: Roanoke College & Tyler Coles recognized by IFYC

    Better Together Awards: Roanoke College & Tyler Coles recognized by IFYC

    Interfaith YouthCore’s 2014 Better Together Day award goes to Roanoke! Tyler Coles '14 wins first Mike Hammer Interfaith Leadership Award.

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May 2014



  • PROFILES OF SERVICE

    PROFILES OF SERVICE

    "I received the call to aspire to the highest standards possible loud and clear during my college years. I'm glad I answered the call." - John Hummel '91



  • PROFILES OF SERVICE

    PROFILES OF SERVICE

    "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."



  • Alex Tuck ’05 fights poverty, founds People Helping People Global

    Alex Tuck ’05 fights poverty, founds People Helping People Global

    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.



  • PROFILES OF SERVICE

    PROFILES OF SERVICE

    "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."



  • Scott Segerstrom ’02 sparks young leaders through conservation program

    Scott Segerstrom ’02 sparks young leaders through conservation program

    Segerstrom works with legislators and land management agencies to put young people to work on public lands.



  • PROFILES OF SERVICE

    PROFILES OF SERVICE

    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."



  • Claire Catlett ’08 protects New Mexico’s last free-flowing river

    Claire Catlett ’08 protects New Mexico’s last free-flowing river

    Roanoke College inspired her to take an active role in her community; now, she’s fighting for the health of the Gila River.



  • PROFILES OF SERVICE

    PROFILES OF SERVICE

    "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."



  • PROFILES OF SERVICE

    PROFILES OF SERVICE

    "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."



  • PROFILES OF SERVICE

    PROFILES OF SERVICE

    "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."



  • Hollywood television, movie producer and alumnus shares advice with Roanoke students

    Hollywood television, movie producer and alumnus shares advice with Roanoke students

    "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.



  • Dalhouse, Phaup receive honorary degrees at Roanoke College

    Dalhouse, Phaup receive honorary degrees at Roanoke College

    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.

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April 2014



  • Maroons share the Love

    Maroons share the Love

    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.



  • Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Residential Complex dedicated

    Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Residential Complex dedicated

    The complex of three halls – Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Mt. Tabor – is named in honor of a couple devoted to Roanoke College.



  • Warner Dalhouse to speak at Roanoke College Commencement

    Warner Dalhouse to speak at Roanoke College Commencement

    Warner Dalhouse '56 is the retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank. Roanoke's Commencement is May 3 at 10 a.m.

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March 2014



  • Sean Burch '92 and Team Endurance win Ultimate Survival Alaska (with video)

    Sean Burch '92 and Team Endurance win Ultimate Survival Alaska (with video)

    “Face your fears, for that is when you really learn what you’re made of inside.”

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