Author Archive: Christy Jackson

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College’s Response to Troutman Sanders Letter

| March 30, 2015

On Monday, March 30, Sweet Briar College’s legal team delivered our response to the March 23 letter from Saving Sweet Briar’s legal counsel, Troutman Sanders.

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Columbus Mayor Teresa Pike Tomlinson ’87 to deliver commencement address

Columbus Mayor Teresa Pike Tomlinson ’87 to deliver commencement address

| February 16, 2015

Teresa Pike Tomlinson ’87, the first female mayor of Columbus, Ga., will deliver the keynote address at Sweet Briar College’s 106th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

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The many reinventions of Jan Jones ’69

The many reinventions of Jan Jones ’69

| January 14, 2015

If you had told Joan “Jan” Sheets Jones ’69 eight months ago that she would be ringing in 2015 as a resident of Sweet Briar House, she would have thought you were out of your mind. But then Jan went to her 45th Reunion.

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A holiday message from President Jones

A holiday message from President Jones

| December 15, 2014

On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Sweet Briar choirs and orchestra presented a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmastide in Memorial Chapel. I was honored to join Chaplain Dori Baker in presiding over the service, and I am pleased to share some highlights with you in this video.

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Make a gift, make a difference this holiday season

Make a gift, make a difference this holiday season

| December 11, 2014

Mary “Frère” Murchison Gornto ’69 and her daughter, Catherine Gornto Freeman ’92, make regular annual gifts to the College. Gornto believes December is a good time of year to be thinking about — and supporting — others.

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Alumna’s ‘deep and abiding connection’ to College lives on

Alumna’s ‘deep and abiding connection’ to College lives on

| November 13, 2014

Shirley Hauseman Nordhem ’42 considered her education at Sweet Briar “a gift” from her parents, according to her daughter Julie Nordhem Stevens. Throughout her life, she remained committed to repaying that gift by supporting the College.

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Strategic planning update from Paul Rice

Strategic planning update from Paul Rice

| November 10, 2014

The Sweet Briar College Board of Directors just concluded its fall meeting. At that meeting, Elizabeth Wyatt ‘69, vice chair of the Board of Directors, and chair of the Strategic Planning Initiative Working Group, reported to the full Board on the status of the group’s progress.

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Fun and creativity meet at Explore Engineering

Fun and creativity meet at Explore Engineering

| September 26, 2014

During Explore Engineering Design, participants are taught engineering skills such as building circuits and 3D computer modeling. Watch what happens when they put those skills to use.

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A note of thanks from President Jones

A note of thanks from President Jones

| September 23, 2014

The first month of my interim presidency at this wonderful College has certainly passed in a hurry. Jan and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and good wishes we have received.

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Important update from President Jones

| September 3, 2014

To the Members of the Sweet Briar Community: This morning was a disturbing one for us all. Thank you for your cooperation in the lockdown procedure as Campus Safety, with the help of local law enforcement and the Virginia State Police, secured our College. You will continue to see an increased police presence and security [...]

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