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Randolph Magazine Vol. 8 No. 2

Online Edition Dave Blount Special Contributors Keeley Cordingley Tuggle Jessie Thompson Printing Lithographics, Inc. Randolph is published three times a year by the Office of College Relations Randolph College 2500 Rivermont Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24503 434- 947-8142 www.randolphmagazine.com Please send comments, ideas, suggestions to magazine@randolphcollege.edu From the President We often talk about our need to keep the education we provide here relevant to the changing requirements of our society. We will never waiver from our commitment to and passion for the liberal arts, but there will always be times we must adapt and change in order to best prepare our students to live the life more abundant. Just as our students’ needs change, so do the needs of the College. What was successful 20 years ago may not work today. That’s why we must always keep abreast of new trends, technological advances, and best practices. Since 2010, Randolph College has produced two magazines. The Bulletin is currently printed twice a year and mailed to our alumnae and alumni. Most of its content is alum news and Class Notes. Randolph magazine is mailed to all alumnae and alumni, friends of the College, parents, peer institutions, as well as some local businesses. It is a featurebased magazine centered upon sharing the stories of our alumnae and alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Both magazines serve an important purpose to the College. In keeping with our desire to operate more sustainably, as well as to continue in our efforts to be financially judicious, we have reached a point where we believe the College would be best served with a single publication. Much thought and study have gone into this decision, and I must acknowledge and thank the members of our Association Board as well as staff in college relations, alumnae and alumni relations, and institutional advancement for their input and hard work as we created a solution that brings the best of both magazines together while more effectively utilizing financial and staff resources. In July, Randolph College will launch a new College magazine, aptly named Vita Abundantior. The magazine will blend the best of both publications into a new one. Of course, the new magazine will feature important alumnae and alumni news, and we will continue to produce compelling stories and photography about our on- and off-campus community. The new magazine will be published three times per year, allowing for more frequent Class Notes. By merging these elements together into a newly designed publication, we will be creating an enhanced communication vehicle that will better serve both the College and its constituents. Both the Bulletin and Randolph have won awards in recent years from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Vita Abundantior will live up to our already high standards. We look forward to hearing your feedback in July! Vita abundantior. Bradley W. Bateman President “We will never waiver from our commitment to and passion for the liberal arts, but there will always be times we must adapt and change in order to best prepare our students to live the life more abundant. ”


Randolph Magazine Vol. 8 No. 2
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