When Gladys Woodward Hubbard graduated from Sweet Briar in 1924, she couldn’t possibly have imagined the profound impact the College would have on her son nearly a century later. Since 2007, Leverett Hubbard Jr. has made several substantial gifts to Sweet Briar in his mother’s honor — most recently donating $500,000 to restore and maintain the Chaplain’s House.
For the past three years, a group of Sweet Briar students have bared their souls in front of complete strangers — all in the name of community for the incoming class. Originally named the “Diversity Monologues,” the performance takes place during spring and fall Orientation and is largely student-driven.
The fencing room of an on-campus athletic center might not be where you would expect to see a college president, but that is precisely where you will find President Jo Ellen Parker at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday as she leads her weekly Nia classes.
Thanks to generous contributions to scholarships and other funds from alumnae, parents and friends of the College, Sweet Briar continues to thrive as a vibrant academic community, helping to prepare the next generation of women leaders. Hear from some of our most passionate supporters.