Elizabeth Higginbotham '06 stays connected with Roanoke College

The former history major has become an Associate to the College.

by Laura Hart '06

Elizabeth Higginbotham '06 didn't want to lose the connection she felt to Roanoke College when she graduated, so she found a new way to stay linked to the campus she loves. She became an Associate of the College.

"I was inspired to donate to Roanoke College because I had such positive, wonderful experiences while I was there," Higginbotham says.

Higginbotham is a Roanoke native and a member and former secretary of Roanoke's Phi Mu chapter. She has fond memories of her time as a history major at Roanoke, where she developed close relationships with her professors and spent many hours hanging out in the history department's "Grotto." For her, making gifts to Roanoke was "a way to stay close to the College throughout life and feel a continuing part of its success."

"I am amazed at how many improvements the College made in the short time while I was there, and it is exciting to know that the school will only continue to get better," she says.

Higginbotham now lives in Dallas, where she attends the Culinary Arts program at the Art Institute of Dallas. She also is working on her teaching certificate from Southern Methodist University. She wants to teach middle school history for a few years and then attend the Clinical Psychology Master's Program at Dallas' Southern Methodist University with the ultimate goal of becoming an adolescent psychologist.

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