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Amherst County Chamber of Commerce honors Sweet Briar with 2016 Business Appreciation Award

May 27, 2016
2016 Business Appreciation Award

Sweet Briar College is the recipient of a 2016 Amherst County Business Appreciation Award. The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce selected Sweet Briar as the large business category winner.

Sweet Briar graduation photo goes surprisingly viral, seen by 1.2 million people

May 25, 2016

“I am here because of an organ donor.” These are the words Sweet Briar College graduate Meredith Haga wrote on the black mortarboard she wore at the College’s 107th commencement on May 14.

Alumna-baked sweets rank No. 2 on national ‘best cookies’ list

May 24, 2016

According to a recent article published by, America’s second-best cookie comes from Levain Bakery in Manhattan, a trendy shop co-founded by Sweet Briar College graduate Pam Weekes ’83.

Video shows highlights of Rachel Platten’s #CheggMusic101 concert at Sweet Briar

May 20, 2016
Rachel Platten at Sweet Briar College on Saturday, May 7. Photo by Aaron Mahler.

A short video published by Chegg yesterday lets us relive some of our favorite moments from the show, including the artist’s reflections on her popular anthem “Fight Song.”

Rising junior Samantha Yew is VFIC/Altria Leadership scholar

May 20, 2016
VFIC/Altria scholarship recipient Samantha Yew ’18

Rising junior Samantha Yew, of Bronx, N.Y., learned this spring that she is a 2016 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship recipient.

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