Roanoke College is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal-arts college located in Salem, Virginia, United States, a suburban independent city adjacent to Roanoke, Virginia.Roanoke has approximately 2,000 students who represent approximately 40 states and 25 countries. The college offers 35 majors, 57 minors and concentrations, and pre-professional programs in dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, ministry, nursing, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Roanoke awards bachelor's degrees in arts, science, and business administration and is one of 280 colleges with a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.Roanoke is an NCAA Division III school competing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The college fields varsity teams in nine men's and ten women's sports. Roanoke's athletic nickname is Maroons and the mascot is Rooney, a maroon-tailed hawk.Roanoke is ranked 2nd on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report list of Up-and-Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges. The Princeton Review, in its 2014 "Best 378 Colleges" guide, ranks Roanoke in the top ten percent of all colleges and universities nationwide; the 2012 edition ranked Roanoke's campus as the 18th most beautiful in the nation. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 8, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that Matthew D. Brusch, CAE, has been named Chief Programs Officer, Michael C. McGough, CAE, was appointed Chief Membership Officer, and Ted Allen was promoted to Vice President, Strategic Communications. NIRI President and CEO, Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, said: “ One of my first priorities as NIRI’s new CEO has been to carefully assess our internal staffing, and I’m delighted today to announce the promotion of these three veteran staff members. They are assets both to NIRI and the investor relations profession, and I look forward to their continued leadership and contributions to our community.” Matt Brusch joined NIRI as vice president of communications in 2007 to direct the organization’s communications strategy and associated operations. In his new role, he will lead professional development and other programming. Highlights of his tenure include creating NIRI’s research program, and working with volunteers and staff, launching the first professional investor relations certification program in the U.S. His previous experience includes leading investor relations and corporate communications for several public companies, as well as regulatory and marketing roles with the NASDAQ Stock Market. Mr. Brusch began his career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University, and he is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). NIRI’s vice president of membership since 2005, Mike McGough directs the Institute’s membership programs and leads the development of its marketing strategies. During his tenure there, Mr. McGough has overseen a number of key initiatives, including the centralization of NIRI’s marketing functions. Before joining NIRI, Mr. McGough worked at Marketing General Inc. (MGI), one of the Washington, D.C. area’s largest marketing agencies, producing marketing strategies for a wide range of associations. He also worked in the marketing department of GEICO (NYSE: BRK.A), where he developed advertising strategies for association markets. He holds an M.B.A. from Marymount University and a B.A. from Roanoke College. A member of the American Society of Association Executives, Mr. McGough is a Certified Association Executive. Ted Allen joined the National Investor Relations Institute in May 2012. In his most recent role as director of regulatory affairs and practice resources, he has overseen NIRI’s advocacy efforts, IR Update and IR Weekly publications, and the Standards of Practice for Investor Relations. He is NIRI’s primary contact for inquiries on disclosure and corporate governance issues. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Allen served as governance counsel and director of publications at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), where he also was the proxy advisory firm’s primary contact for North American press inquiries. Before ISS, he practiced law as an associate with Proskauer Rose and Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, and worked as a journalist for Bloomberg News, The Deal.com, Legal Times, and newspapers in Florida and North Carolina. He is a member of the bar in the state of Maryland. Mr. Allen received his B.A. degree from Duke University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Founded in 1969, NIRI (www.NIRI.org) is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.
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.
News Article | May 5, 2017
The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP, announced that it has added four attorneys from Havkins, Rosenfeld, Ritzert & Varriale, LLP, to its New York City office, increasing Chartwell’s presence in New York to 18 lawyers. The new attorneys, all joining Chartwell as partners, are Matthew Kraus, Christopher Wosleger, Linda Fridegotto, and Jarett Warner. Matthew Kraus is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Christopher Wosleger is a graduate of Roanoke College and received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Linda Fridegotto is a graduate of Brunel University and The College of Law of England and Wales. All three lawyers focus their practices on insurance coverage analysis and litigation, products and professional liability, subrogation and commercial litigation. Jarett Warner is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and received his J.D. from Hofstra University. He concentrates his practice in the defense of telecommunications and construction companies in commercial matters including actions under the New York Labor Law, Dram Shop actions, negligent security matters, professional liability and general negligence claims. Chartwell has seventeen (17) offices throughout the Eastern United States and its 120 attorneys provide clients with a full array of legal services. Chartwell was founded in Valley Forge, PA by four lawyers in 2002. Following rapid growth and the opening of offices thorough Pennsylvania, Chartwell expanded into New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee and Rhode Island. Chartwell’s practice areas include Admiralty and Maritime Law, Auto Law, Cargo and Trucking, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Creditors’ Rights, Employment and Labor Law, General and Professional Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage and Defense, Products Liability, Property Insurance and Workers’ Compensation cases. “We will continue to expand our firm, both geographically and by practice areas, whenever we come across talented litigators who are also good people. Our newest attorneys certainly fit that bill,” noted Chartwell CEO Cliff Goldstein.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center welcomes groups and event planners to experience all that Sheraton has to offer this holiday season. With our special Take the Elevator Home package, groups will receive discounted pricing at $89 per night with one (1) complimentary upgrade per every twenty (20) room nights booked. Event planners looking to host their holiday celebration at the Sheraton will be able to pick up to two (2) perks, including: BOGO bartender or carving fee, holiday sweet favor for your guests or one (1) complimentary overnight stay for the event planner. A special bonus is available for planners looking to host their event on a weekday or in January. The bonus includes Triple SPG Event Planner Points, a complimentary two (2) night stay with breakfast for two (2) to raffle at the event and dinner for two (2) at Shula’s Restaurant for the event planner. Exclusions may apply and bookings must be made by November 18th, 2016. For inquiries, please contact our catering and sales department at (540) 561-7907 or autumn.bledsoe(at)sheratonroanoke(dot)com. The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center is located just minutes from Downtown Roanoke at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests enjoy easy access to Roanoke attractions like Virginia Tech, River’s Edge Sports Complex, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke College, Valley View Mall and a variety of local shopping and dining. The hotel offers generous amenities such as free high-speed internet access, plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds, in-room free Starbucks® Coffee, a free airport shuttle to and from the Roanoke Airport (ROA), 17,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space ideal for weddings and special events and an in-house dining experience, Shula’s 347 Grill. At our hotel, Sheraton Club Members enjoy breakfast, afternoon appetizers and choice of beverages at no extra charge. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.sheratonroanoke.com. The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, Colo. Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver. Its diverse listing of properties includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit our website at http://www.sbcos.com.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Of the more than 3 million people with breast cancer in the United Stated, about 10 percent carry an inherited mutation in their BRCA1 gene. In health, the gene is responsible for suppressing tumors. In disease, the gene goes terribly awry. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that breast cancer cells can trigger the self-destruction of the tumor-suppressing BRCA1 proteins. They published their results today (5 a.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, Feb. 28) in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal. "There are different ways in which DNA damage can be repaired. The breast cancer susceptibility protein, BRCA1, has an interesting mechanism as a tumor suppressor," said Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and senior author on the paper. "Unfortunately, where there are mutations in BRCA1, there's a significant decrease in its ability to repair DNA and cells are more likely to become cancerous." Scientists knew the mutations promoted cancer, but they didn't know exactly how BRCA1 physically changed, or how those changes prevented the protein from participating in DNA repair. Kelly and her team focused on a highly prevalent BRCA1 mutation to begin to understand not only the structural changes, but also the functional fallout. Using molecular imaging and biochemical tools, the researchers examined human cancer cells and found that mutated BRCA1 proteins were destroyed under stressful, oxidative cellular conditions. The proteins were unable to properly repair damaged DNA. "The system we use mimics the chain of events resulting from the inappropriate breakdown of estrogen, which produces molecules known as reactive oxygen species that can modify DNA and proteins, contributing to cancer," Kelly said. Healthy cells can manage the damage caused by reactive oxygen species, also called free radicals, with repair proteins. Kelly and her team saw that typical BRCA1 proteins remained relatively stable, but mutated BRCA1 proteins significantly reduced in number. Cells tag the mutated BRCA1 protein for destruction with a molecule called ubiquitin, according to Kelly. The cells then destroy the ubiquitin-tagged BRCA1 proteins, leading to a decrease in their ability to repair DNA lesions. Kelly and her team are not the first to identify ubiquitination, but they are the first to recognize that the process increases in response to the BRCA1 mutation. They suspect that the BRCA1 mutation causes a small misfolding that allows even more ubiquitin to attach to the protein. "Some ubiquitin modifications actually enhance the function of proteins, but, in this case, it acts as a target for degradation," said Kelly, who is also an assistant professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech's College of Science. "Compared with non-mutated BRCA1 proteins, the ubiquitination process heightens the destruction of mutated BRCA1 proteins. The levels are lowered to a point where its power to assist in genomic maintenance is compromised." The process of ubiquitation is already a target for a potential therapeutic treatment, according to Kelly. It's theoretically possible for enzymes to block or remove the ubiquitin, allowing cells to potentially enhance or restore BRCA1's function as a tumor suppressor. "We demonstrated that protein levels, genetic mutations, and the chemical changes in proteins after they are made, known as post-translational modifications - particularly ubiquitination - can affect BRCA1's functional state in breast cancer cells," Kelly said. "Based on the results of this work, the next logical step is to test mechanistic-based therapies, such as enzymes that remove ubiquitin to restore the physical properties of the mutated BRCA1." Current experiments in the Kelly Lab involve determining the 3D structures of healthy and mutated BRCA1 using high resolution cryo-electron microscopy. This information may help scientists more fully understand the extent to which some individuals with BRCA1 mutations are more disposed to cancer than others, based on physical changes to the BRCA1 protein structure. Brian Gilmore and Yanping Liang, both research associates in Kelly's laboratory, are co-first authors on this paper. Carly Winton, a graduate research assistant who has since graduated with a master's degree from Virginia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Vasiliea Karageorge, an undergraduate research assistant at Roanoke College; Kaya Patel, a research associate who now attends Tulane University School of Medicine; Cameron Varano, a third-year doctoral student in Virginia Tech's Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate program; and William Dearnaley, a postdoctoral associate in Kelly's laboratory, contributed to the study. Zhi Sheng, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, advised on the cancer biology work and aided with the microscopy imaging. The research was supported by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, the Commonwealth Health Research Board, the Concern Foundation, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and the UVA-VTC Neuroscience Seed Fund Award.
News Article | December 7, 2016
Julia Ross of Fairfax Station is Featured Speaker at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Conference Julia Ross, local college admissions expert and author, was a featured speaker at the annual NACAC conference of over 6,000 attendees on September 23rd, 2016 in Columbus, OH. Ms. Ross, along with Dr. Brenda Poggendorf, Vice President of Roanoke College, lectured on the links between targeted recruitment and student retention at colleges and universities. Fairfax Station, VA, December 07, 2016 --( Ross’s speech was enthusiastically received and she was invited to travel both nationally and internationally to meet with university professionals. She plans to attend a conference at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland this winter. Ross, among the foremost educational consultants in the United States, established the wildly successful Professional Tutoring, LLC, in 1994. Since that time Professional Tutoring has served thousands of families, helping students apply for and earn millions of dollars in merit scholarships and financial aid. Her greatest asset is in her innate ability to reach the kids on their own level – a true “kid whisperer.” She is available to consult with individuals, high schools, education professionals, and community groups. Ross holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Virginia. She has authored two books, Getting into College with Julia Ross: Finding the Right Fit and Making it Happen and Conquering the SAT Reasoning Exam with Julia Ross– currently in update for the r-SAT and new ACT Exams. Her books are available on Amazon. Ross is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She is the mother of three. The Ross family has hosted more than 26 foster children and medical exchange students from eleven countries. Fairfax Station, VA, December 07, 2016 --( PR.com )-- In the presentation, Ross emphasized that the myriad of college choices overwhelms students and their families, particularly first-generation college students. Ross urged admissions officers to look deeper than statistics to identify well-suited students for their universities. Ross’ experience with thousands of colleges, universities and students has given her firsthand experience and data on college admission, retention and graduation success. Ross has successfully placed thousands of students and boasts that fewer than 1% of her business’s students transfer or drop out of college.Ross’s speech was enthusiastically received and she was invited to travel both nationally and internationally to meet with university professionals. She plans to attend a conference at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland this winter.Ross, among the foremost educational consultants in the United States, established the wildly successful Professional Tutoring, LLC, in 1994. Since that time Professional Tutoring has served thousands of families, helping students apply for and earn millions of dollars in merit scholarships and financial aid. Her greatest asset is in her innate ability to reach the kids on their own level – a true “kid whisperer.” She is available to consult with individuals, high schools, education professionals, and community groups.Ross holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Virginia. She has authored two books, Getting into College with Julia Ross: Finding the Right Fit and Making it Happen and Conquering the SAT Reasoning Exam with Julia Ross– currently in update for the r-SAT and new ACT Exams. Her books are available on Amazon.Ross is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She is the mother of three. The Ross family has hosted more than 26 foster children and medical exchange students from eleven countries.
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 6, 2016
NEW BERN, NC, December 06, 2016-- Brooks Morris Whitehurst 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.Recognized for an astounding six and a half decades of invaluable contributions to his field, Mr. Whitehurst has achieved much. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1951, he entered the professional realm in the role of senior process assistant of American Enka Corp., where he worked for five years. At that time, Mr. Whitehurst transferred to Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation, where he stayed until 1963 as a senior process development engineer. After seven years with that company, Texaco utilized his skills as a project engineer for three years, and for almost a decade and a half after that, he became Texasgulf, Inc.'s manager of engineering services and then their manager of special projects and long range planning. Today, he parlays his extensive knowledge of the field into his role as president of Whitehurst Associates, where he has been since 1981.Registered as a professional engineer, Mr. Whitehurst recently earned an honorary Doctor of Science from Roanoke College and was named Honorary Director General of the International Biographical Center in 2010. In 2014, the International Biographical Center inducted Mr. Whitehuirst into its Engineering Hall of Fame in the Field of Chemicals, and in 2016, the Center presented him with The Sir Isaac Newton Legacy of Honour Award. Some of his other achievements include obtaining 30 patents in the field, working on biodegradable chelate systems, developing environmentally-friendly products for forest fertilization and chelates for organic agriculture, and developing coatings used on crops to prevent the loss of micronutrients such as manganese, boron and zinc. Mr. Whitehurst led the team that worked on that project, the account of which can be seen in, "Forest Ecology and Management." In the early '70s, he also led the team that produced ammonium polyphosphate, the base material for making liquid fertilizer, which is now used on a worldwide basis.A member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers and the Royal Chemistry Society, Mr. Whitehurst has won many awards for his work, including a commendation from the President in 1981 and recognition in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Finance and Business, and Who's Who in the World. Looking toward the future, he intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.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