Heather Ayers Garnett ’86,
Director of Alumnae and Alumni
This Bulletin is full of good news about the Association and the College, so we have combined our two letters to save space. President Bateman met hundreds of alumnae and alumni this fall and has wowed them wherever he has gone with a clear vision of where he wants to take the College, how a Randolph education will serve its graduates throughout their lives (as ours served us), and what alumnae and alumni can do to help. And yes, the College always has and always will need the enthusiastic support of its alumnae and alumni. Attendance at 2013 Reunion was the largest since 2007, the entering class this fall was the largest in 25 years, and 24 percent of the solicitable alumnae and alumni gave to the Annual Fund. It has taken several years and lots of hard work to get the College to where it is today, but Randolph has what it takes to keep getting better.
We both thank each of you for your support—Randolph College would not be in the fine shape it is in without the continued support of its alumnae and alumni. President Bateman has made clear that the College needs us! Want to know ways to help?
1) We know the kinds of students who will be successful at Randolph —complete the referral form (www.randolphcollege.edu/alumrefer) and every student you refer is guaranteed $1,500 off his or her tuition every year in addition to other scholarships.
Karen Patterson ’73, President of the Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association
2) Independent research, internships, externships, and study abroad are critical to student success. There are many ways alumnae and alumni can support these experiential learning opportunities—volunteer through the Career Development Center, www.randolphcollege.edu/cdc. As you know, helping young people become who they envision themselves becoming is one of the most rewarding things an adult can do.
3) Help us rebuild the Association community—call your friends and ask them to attend a chapter event, a presidential introduction, and Reunion. Reconnecting is one of the best ways to ensure the Association remains vibrant. Be sure to submit class notes.
4) Give to the Annual Fund. Every gift makes a difference: www.randolphcollege.edu/giving Supporting the College community will be rewarding for the students and we hope for you as well.
Heather Ayers Garnett ’86
Director of Alumnae
Alumni Karen Patterson ’73