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Sweet Briar’s 2016 Outstanding Alumna Award goes to two alumnae leaders

September 23, 2016
Debra Elkins (left) and Sarah von Rosenberg (center) were surprised to find they were receiving the Outstanding Alumna Award, not presenting it.

At Founders’ Day Convocation on Sept. 23, 2016, Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83, vice president for alumnae relations and development, presented the Outstanding Alumna Award to two recipients: Debra Elkins ’93 and Sarah von Rosenberg ’72, co-chairs of the Alumnae Alliance Council.


Academic awards honor Sweet Briar students at Founders’ Day Convocation

September 23, 2016
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The following academic scholarships and awards were presented to outstanding Sweet Briar students at the College’s 2016 Founders’ Day Convocation on Friday, Sept. 23.


Borgesian time travel: A Sweet Briar student’s journey through words

September 22, 2016
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Kiley Jolicoeur ’17 embraces her inner nerd with equal measures of confidence, enthusiasm and self-effacing humor.


Founders’ Day Weekend connects Sweet Briar traditions across the decades

September 21, 2016
Students walk to Monument Hill during Founders’ Day 2014.

Each fall, Sweet Briar College honors its creators with a walk to Monument Hill, the founding family’s final resting place overlooking campus. There is a service, students place daisies on Daisy Williams’ grave, and seniors wear their robes for the first time.


W&L consort kicks off Gager Community Concert Series with Beethoven and Brahms

September 19, 2016
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Sweet Briar College’s Janet Lowrey Gager Community Concert Series will get underway in the new academic year with a special performance by guests from Washington and Lee University.


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