RSSCategory: Summer 2012

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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Mutual Admiration Brings Alumnae Together on Opera Project

Mutual Admiration Brings Alumnae Together on Opera Project

| May 4, 2012

Joan Vail Thorne ’51, two years behind Dorothy Rouse-Bottom at Sweet Briar, knew the older girl mostly through mutual friends and by reputation. “I was in total awe of her,” Joan says. Nearly 60 years later their paths crossed again, this time when Joan’s work drew Dorothy’s admiration. They became friends and collaborators long enough […]

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2012 Outstanding Alumnae

2012 Outstanding Alumnae

| May 4, 2012

Sweet Briar College has honored Nancy Hudler Keuffel ’62 (pictured second) and Diane Dalton ’67 (pictured first) with the 2012 awards for Outstanding Alumna. The awards were presented during Reunion in May, when Nancy and Diane celebrated their 50th and 45th reunions. Nancy graduated with a degree in American studies and is the owner and […]

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Distinguished Alumna of 2011

Distinguished Alumna of 2011

| May 4, 2012

Teresa Pike Tomlinson graduated from Sweet Briar in 1987, the same year the College established its Distinguished Alumna Award. Twenty-five years later, Sweet Briar announced that Teresa is the Distinguished Alumna of 2011. Given out by the board of the Alumnae Association, the award honors alumnae, preferably graduates, who have brought distinction to themselves and […]

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One Challenge at a Time: Lacrosse Magazine Features Sweet Briar Grad

One Challenge at a Time: Lacrosse Magazine Features Sweet Briar Grad

| May 4, 2012

Before coming to Sweet Briar in the late 1990s, Jessica Livingston ’00 hadn’t planned on playing lacrosse at all — much less becoming an All-American player and ending up on the cover of Lacrosse Magazine. Yet that’s exactly what happened. Maybe, the magazine speculates in its January issue, it is because “she can’t resist a […]

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‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

| May 4, 2012

Since graduating from Sweet Briar five years ago with a degree in English and creative writing, Shavonne Wei-Ming Clarke ’07 has made quite a name for herself. Last fall, her short story “Third Wife” was published in the Bellevue Literary Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Set in Singapore, the narrative pays homage to […]

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