The Sweet Briar alumna for whom the College’s Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program is named has died. “Peggy” Wyllie passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at her residence in Troy, Va. She was 92.
Your parents have left, you’ve made it through orientation, and your first semester is about to get real. And it hits you: College is not high school.
“We are in this thing together,” said the Rev. Matt Gaventa in his invocation to open the 111th academic session of Sweet Briar College.
“Raise your hand if you consider yourself a feminist!” There was little hesitation among most Sweet Briar students when Allison Rapson, one half of the female-founded media company “We Are the XX,” introduced Tuesday afternoon’s orientation event in Murchison Lane Auditorium.
Rising senior and Sweet Briar tennis team captain Gina Rutledge felt right at home this summer while interning at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.