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Ann Reams, former Alumnae Association director, dies

Ann Reams, former Alumnae Association director, dies

| June 30, 2015

The Sweet Briar community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a beloved member, Ann Morrison Reams ’42, who died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at her home in Lynchburg.

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Joint statement regarding Sweet Briar College legal settlement

| June 22, 2015

The Court has approved the negotiated settlement agreement resolving the litigation involving Sweet Briar College. Under the court-approved settlement agreement, Saving Sweet Briar Inc. has committed to delivering donations of at least $12 million in new funding to the College for its continued operation. Upon the College’s receipt of those donations, the Attorney General of [...]

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Sweet Briar College’s response to June 20 legal settlement

| June 20, 2015

The Sweet Briar College Board of Directors is pleased the College’s financial situation has dramatically changed to avoid closing on Aug. 25, 2015, as previously announced. The College has been working with the Office of the Attorney General, Saving Sweet Briar, County Attorney Ellen Bowyer, and counsel for faculty members and students for weeks on a [...]

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Class of 2015 graduates

Class of 2015 graduates

| May 16, 2015

Amid hugs and cheers, smiles and tears, 132 undergraduates and six graduate students walked across the stage at Sweet Briar College’s 106th — and possibly its last —commencement. Two undergraduate degrees also were awarded in absentia.

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2015 all-College awards announced at commencement

| May 16, 2015

Each year, Sweet Briar College gives special recognition to several graduating students through its all-College awards. The following recipients were honored during commencement on Saturday, May 16.

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Pannell research shapes up in Burkina Faso

Pannell research shapes up in Burkina Faso

| May 13, 2015

When Holly Rueger’s plane took off for Burkina Faso in January, she had a pretty clear vision of what her Pannell project would look like. She would study nongovernmental organizations in the West African country, find out what makes them successful, and figure out how such aid programs can help — “rather than hinder” — communities.

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Classics professor notches fourth teaching award

Classics professor notches fourth teaching award

| May 11, 2015

The Classical Association of Virginia has honored Eric Casey, an associate professor at Sweet Briar, with the 2015 Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year Award.

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Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

| May 11, 2015

Emily Welch embarked on her Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship project with two goals in mind: to learn everything she could about the field of occupational therapy and to share that knowledge with others.

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A Sweet Spirit receives 2015 Presidential Medal

A Sweet Spirit receives 2015 Presidential Medal

| May 7, 2015

Jessica Fortner is the recipient of the 2015 Presidential Medal, the highest honor that Sweet Briar bestows on her students.

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Tears and cheers dominate 2015 Awards Convocation

Tears and cheers dominate 2015 Awards Convocation

| May 6, 2015

As the first notes of the “Sweet Briar Song” rose from Murchison Lane’s stage and flooded its dimly lit auditorium, it was clear that this year’s Awards Convocation wasn’t going to be like any other ceremony before it.

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