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Phillip Stone officially becomes Sweet Briar College president

Phillip Stone officially becomes Sweet Briar College president

| July 2, 2015

Phillip C. Stone, the former president of Bridgewater College and a highly respected Virginia attorney, officially became the 12th president of Sweet Briar College today, assuming the reins of the liberal arts college shortly after the College’s new board of directors convened at 5 p.m. to elect a new leader.

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Sweet Briar, Lynchburg colleges host riding open house

| July 2, 2015

Sweet Briar and Lynchburg colleges will host a joint riding program open house from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, on both campuses. The event will present opportunities to speak with representatives from each program.

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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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