Randolph College is a private liberal arts and science college located in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman's College, it was renamed on July 1, 2007, when it became coeducational.The college offers 30 majors, 44 minors, pre-professional programs in law, medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering, and teaching, and dual degree programs in engineering and nursing. Bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and bachelor of fine arts degrees are offered. Randolph offers master of arts in teaching and master of education degrees.The College, which has always been known for preparing its alumnae and alumni to succeed in a global environment with study abroad programs, recently announced Bridges Not Walls, a Quality Enhancement Program required by its regional accrediting agency . Bridges Not Walls, approved by the College's faculty during 2010, is designed to enhance students' intercultural competence.Randolph is one of only 240 colleges and universities in the United States with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.Randolph operates a study abroad program, Randolph College Abroad: The World in Britain at the University of Reading, England.Randolph is an NCAA Division III school competing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference . The college fields varsity teams in six men's and eight women's sports. The coed riding team competes in both the ODAC and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.Notable alumni include author Pearl S. Buck, who won the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize, former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, and CNN senior political correspondent Candy Crowley.Randolph is a member of The Annapolis Group of colleges in the United States, the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its list of Virginia’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the four-year schools that were analyzed, 40 made the list, with University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and Hampton University ranked as the top five. Of the 23 two-year schools that were also included, Tidewater Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Danville Community College and Central Virginia Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “Virginia’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, which is great news for career-minded students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer the educational experience and resources that leave their students career-ready.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes employment and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, opportunities for financial aid and such additional statistics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Averett University Bluefield College Bridgewater College Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary Eastern Mennonite University Emory & Henry College Ferrum College George Mason University Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Hollins University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Mary Baldwin College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Radford University Randolph College Randolph-Macon College Regent University Roanoke College Shenandoah University Southern Virginia University Sweet Briar College The University of Virginia's College at Wise University of Mary Washington University of Richmond University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan College Washington and Lee University Best Two-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Blue Ridge Community College Central Virginia Community College Dabney S Lancaster Community College Danville Community College Eastern Shore Community College Germanna Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Paul D Camp Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
Ghimire S.R.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency |
Johnston J.M.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency |
Ingwersen W.W.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency |
Sojka S.,Randolph College
Journal of Cleaner Production | Year: 2017
Building upon previously published life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, we conducted an LCA of a commercial rainwater harvesting (RWH) system and compared it to a municipal water supply (MWS) system adapted to Washington, D.C. Eleven life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) indicators were assessed, with a functional unit of 1 m3 of rainwater and municipal water delivery system for toilets and urinals in a four-story commercial building with 1000 employees. Our assessment shows that the benchmark commercial RWH system outperforms the MWS system in all categories except Ozone Depletion. Sensitivity and performance analyses revealed pump and pumping energy to be key components for most categories, which further guides LCIA tradeoff analysis with respect to energy intensities. Tradeoff analysis revealed that commercial RWH performed better than MWS in Ozone Depletion if RWH's energy intensity was less than that of MWS by at least 0.86 kWh/m3 (249% of the benchmark MWS energy usage at 0.35 kWh/m3). RWH also outperformed MWS in Metal Depletion and Freshwater Withdrawal, regardless of energy intensities, up to 5.51 kWh/m3. An auxiliary commercial RWH system with 50% MWS reduced Ozone Depletion by 19% but showed an increase in all other impacts, which were still lower than benchmark MWS system impacts. Current models are transferrable to commercial RWH installations at other locations. © 2017
Schenk A.K.,Randolph College |
Witbrodt B.C.,University of Nebraska Medical Center |
Hoarty C.A.,University of Nebraska Medical Center |
Carlson Jr. R.H.,Creighton University |
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Journal of the American Geriatrics Society | Year: 2011
Objective: To describe a system that uses off-the-shelf sensor and telecommunication technologies to continuously measure individual lifespace and activity levels in a novel way. Design: Proof of concept involving three field trials of 30, 30, and 21 days. Setting: Omaha, Nebraska, metropolitan and surrounding rural region. Participants: Three participants (48-year-old man, 33-year-old woman, and 27-year-old male), none with any functional limitations. Measurements: Cellular telephones were used to detect in-home position and in-community location and to measure physical activity. Within the home, cellular telephones and Bluetooth transmitters (beacons) were used to locate participants at room-level resolution. Outside the home, the same cellular telephones and global positioning system (GPS) technology were used to locate participants at a community-level resolution. Physical activity was simultaneously measured using the cellular telephone accelerometer. Results: This approach had face validity to measure activity and lifespace. More importantly, this system could measure the spatial and temporal organization of these metrics. For example, an individual's lifespace was automatically calculated across multiple time intervals. Behavioral time budgets showing how people allocate time to specific regions within the home were also automatically generated. Conclusion: Mobile monitoring shows much promise as an easily deployed system to quantify activity and lifespace, important indicators of function, in community-dwelling adults. © 2011 The American Geriatrics Society.
Brasso R.L.,Randolph College |
Brasso R.L.,University of North Carolina at Wilmington |
Abdel Latif M.K.,Randolph College |
Cristol D.A.,College of William and Mary
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry | Year: 2010
When female birds lay eggs, some of their body burden of mercury is eliminated into each egg, potentially leading to declining mercury across the clutch. However, there was no decline in mercury with laying sequence in clutches of tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) eggs at a mercury-contaminated site, presumably due to daily replenishment of mercury in females during laying. Sampling just one egg from the nest provided an accurate measure of clutch mercury contamination. © 2010 SETAC.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 999.85K | Year: 2016
This National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) project at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia will provide scholarships for talented, low-income students pursuing bachelors degrees with a major in a physical science, engineering, or mathematics. In addition to scholarships, the program will provide academic support to increase persistence and degree completion. Project efforts will include an intensive summer transition program; a seminar series through the four years of college; enhanced tutoring services in a living-learning community; peer, faculty, and industry mentoring program; and enhanced access to internships and research opportunities. The project will also conduct research to help determine the most effective way to utilize mentors from industry in helping to support student degree completion. Scholarships and support for academically strong low-income students, who may not otherwise be able to afford college, will help to produce a well-trained workforce that will contribute to the economic vitality of Virginia and the nation.
This project will advance understanding of the role of living-learning communities, research participation and use of mentors from industry to increase retention and degree attainment in STEM majors. Mentoring will be a particular subject of study. While the value of mentoring is well accepted, a majority of prior work in this area focuses on peer or faculty mentors. The project at Randolph College will study mentoring of undergraduates by industry professionals. The study will attempt to assess factors impacting students potential for mentoring and will develop effective models for structuring the mentoring experience with mentors from industry. The findings that emerge from the program will be disseminated widely to the STEM education community and will help to increase understanding of the attributes and practices of successful student scholarship and support programs.
Randolph College | Date: 2016-07-15
Randolph College | Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 599.43K | Year: 2012
This project provides scholarships to able and financially needy students majoring in physics, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. The project is implementing five new, sustainable support programs and services, and taking advantage of existing services to recruit, retain, and find jobs for more STEM majors. It is offering S-STEM scholarships of up to $6000 to each of two cohorts for their four years in college. A total of 25 students are benefiting from the scholarships, and many more students continue to benefit indefinitely from the added programs.
Intellectual Merit: The academic programs into which the students go are strong, and there are academic support activities. The programs are further transforming the college and its students. The project is studying the impact of these programs, and adjusting them to enhance what works and move away from what does not.
Broader Impact: The project is increasing the number and diversity of students who complete a STEM major and go on to work in the field or to further education. This project not only impacts the 25 scholars, but benefits all current and future STEM majors. Results are being disseminated through a website dedicated to the program, reported at national conferences, and published in national journals. This study benefits other colleges with aspirations to create more STEM majors, and strengthens the countrys STEM infrastructure.
News Article | November 14, 2016
The Winter Lacrosse Showcase Camp will have 4 full field, 10 vs 10 games, on field turf. College coaches will be coaching teams along with attending the event to scout and recruit players. There will also be an instructional practice session the on first day. Directing the Lacrosse Showcase Camps is Roanoke College Men's Lacrosse Coach, Bill Pilat. Coach Pilat states, “I am very excited to be hosting lacrosse prospects at the winter showcase camp at Roanoke College. Every winter, I enjoy working with these talented players and providing them with a platform to showcase their talents and helping to get them ready for the next level." Coach Pilat goes on to say, "We have a great line-up of schools that attend each year and this year will be no different." The following colleges were in attendance at the Winter Showcase in 2016 - Roanoke College, VA , University of Mary Washington, VA, Lebanon Valley College, PA, Guilford College, NC, Concordia University Chicago, IL, Depauw University, IN, Lynchburg College, VA, Ferrum College, VA, Pfeiffer College, NC, Ohio Wesleyan, OH, Randolph Macon College, VA, Randolph College, VA, Shenandoah College, VA, Hampden Sydney College, VA, Virginia Tech University, VA and Cornell College, IN. This Lacrosse Showcase camp will only enroll the first 144 Players who sign up. Campers and teams are encouraged to register early. For more information please visit http://www.ussportscamps.com/lacrosse or call 1-800-645-3226 About US Sports Camps US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.
News Article | December 22, 2016
HOUSTON, TX, December 22, 2016-- Nancy Conrad has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.A prolific oil painter, Nancy Conrad excels as a private instructor at her studios in Houston, TX and Kalispell, MT. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double major in painting and art history from Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, and attended the Glassell School of Art, the teaching institute of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, on full scholarship for 12 years throughout her days in public school. She previously taught children's art classes and taught afterschool programs at the MFAH and the Contemporary Arts Museum. Ms. Conrad also served as a volunteer art consultant to the Spring Branch Independent School District, and the Mountain Brook School Historical Foundation. Additionally, she hosted a digital photography and oil painting workshop.Her works resides in the collections of Fortune 500 companies including Allied Bank Systems, First City Banks, Stauffer Hotel, Trammel Crow Properties, Astrodome Sheraton, Methodist Hospitals, Herman Hospitals, BNSF, and Northwestern Mutual Life. She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Art Magazine, and Art Voices. She was recognized with a Foley Award by Foley's of Houston and the Purchase Award by the El Paso Museum of Art.She has exhibited her work in group exhibits such as Sun Carnival Exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Fine Arts and Texas Painting & Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. She has also been honored for her amazing work in the field. Marquis Who's Who has included her in their publication Who's Who in American Art an impressive 14 times.For more information, visit http://nancyconradartist.com About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com