Author Archive: Christy Jackson

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Cicada Invasion

Cicada Invasion

| August 1, 2013

As soil temperatures warmed in Central Virginia this spring, 17-year cicadas began appearing on campus around May 1.

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On The Quad Briefs

On The Quad Briefs

| August 1, 2013

More than a Pretty Picture; Bat Condos Open for Business; New MMC Director Named; Dairy Days Relived; Arts Attack Redux; Bakich Joins CIA Rountable; Lending a Hand in Brazil; ‘Steeling’ Back to Trinidad as Mednick Fellow; ANRC Champs!

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New Alumnae Director Is Familiar Face

New Alumnae Director Is Familiar Face

| August 1, 2013

Melissa “Missy” Gentry Witherow ’80 has been appointed the director of alumnae relations and annual giving at Sweet Briar College. She began her new duties May 1.

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Engaging Leaders

Engaging Leaders

| August 1, 2013

Mollie Johnson Nelson ’64 completed her term as president of the board of the Alumnae Association on July 1, when Sandra Taylor ’74 assumed the duties of the office.

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A Letter from the President

A Letter from the President

| July 31, 2013

Sweet Briar is a special, inspiring and moving place. The education we offer is enriched immeasurably by the fact that it is offered here.

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What Ceiling? Sweet Briar Women In Force in D.C.

What Ceiling? Sweet Briar Women In Force in D.C.

| June 4, 2012

Sweet Briar women across the country know what it means to be part of the Sweet Briar network. Ask any alumna, from Palmetto, Fla., to Battle Ground, Wash., and she’ll tell you that Sweet Briar College is more than just a community. It’s family. Yet, few places are as strong in numbers and as tightly […]

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Teaching Art

Teaching Art

| May 24, 2012

Sweet Briar’s teaching program is all about practical experience. After getting a feel for it her senior year as an undergrad, Ashley Winters ’11 (M.A.T. ’12) was ready for the real deal. She spent the past academic year at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg student-teaching for Kimberly Gibson-McDonald ’05 (M.Ed. ’08) in Kimberly’s art […]

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Q & A with President Parker

Q & A with President Parker

| May 23, 2012

President Parker explains the strategy behind recent program reductions in relation to sustainable excellence. Sweet Briar has historically been proud of its very low student:faculty ratio. Why is it so important to reach 10 to 1 now? The current student-faculty ratio is about 6-to-1.  Most of the colleges that we compare ourselves to, both for […]

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