Ask students to describe what makes Roanoke special and they'll invariably talk about the close relationships with their professors and, of course, their peers. Ask our graduates how the College prepared them to meet the challenges of work and life and, once again, they'll refer to the lasting influence of faculty and staff.
Watch how alumnus Dr. Paris Butler '00 benefitted from a close relationship with his professor.
What, really, are personal connections?
- Having coffee with your professor
- Having a classmate encourage you to run for an office
- Meeting your future best friend on a hike during orientation
- Calling an old professor after you graduate for career advice
- Going with the chaplain on a service trip
- Not feeling like a number
- Being invited to a dean's house for a weekend dinner
“Leaving high school, I never thought I would be able to find a group of friends that I would be as close to as the ones I had in high school,” said Giles.
- Small classes
- Opens doors to the best opportunities
- Meaningful relationships with professors
- Be pushed to discover and develop your talents
- A cohesive community
- Build lifelong friendships and connections