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‘Sweet’ tips for supporting your alma mater

‘Sweet’ tips for supporting your alma mater

| September 15, 2014

Sweet Briar College gives young women the opportunity to explore their academic passions and pursue their dreams. We can’t, however, do it alone.

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RuneS project features 2012 grad

RuneS project features 2012 grad

| July 3, 2014

Holley Ledbetter ’12 arrived in Germany three weeks ago — just in time for the soccer country’s quadrennial immersion in World Cup mania. But hers is a passion of a different sort. A former medieval and Renaissance studies major with a master’s in art history, Ledbetter is investigating ancient runes.

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Science under the sea

Science under the sea

| June 25, 2014

In May, NC State doctoral student Doreen McVeigh ’09 embarked on a multi-week cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. But it wasn’t a tourist trip — in fact, McVeigh spent much of her time 2 miles below the ocean surface inside the manned submarine DSV Alvin.

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Bleeding pink and green

Bleeding pink and green

| June 13, 2014

Debra Elkins ’93 has built an impressive career since graduating from Sweet Briar more than 20 years ago. In our Q&A, she talks about why the College is so important to her, and what it takes to find a fulfilling job.

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Alumna finds the perfect match

Alumna finds the perfect match

| May 16, 2014

Before Chasity Clarke Miller ’04 even graduated from Sweet Briar with a degree in art history, she knew she wanted to give back to a college that had given her so much.

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2013 Distinguished Alumna known as problem solver with light touch

2013 Distinguished Alumna known as problem solver with light touch

| May 14, 2014

Michela English ’71 accepted Sweet Briar’s 2013 Distinguished Alumna Award the way her friends and colleagues would expect — with her usual grace and good humor.

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Mother’s gratitude to College shows

Mother’s gratitude to College shows

| April 16, 2014

When Dee Branch Oliver’s husband, Johnnie, died suddenly at a young age, her family was not prepared — despite their years together working at H.D. Oliver, the funeral home business his family has operated in Virginia Beach since the Civil War.

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’87 alumna appointed to Superior Court in Georgia

’87 alumna appointed to Superior Court in Georgia

| April 15, 2014

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Sweet Briar graduate Verda M. Andrews Colvin ’87 to a Superior Court judgeship in the Macon Judicial Circuit.

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Running with the big dogs

Running with the big dogs

| April 2, 2014

Alison Lifka ’13 has always been fascinated by dog driving. She just never quite knew how one becomes a “musher” — until last winter, when she worked as a dog handler for Lev Shvarts, an Iditarod rookie, in Willow, Alaska.

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Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

| March 14, 2014

Since graduating in 2009, Sarah Doyle has been busy saving the environment, one tree — or salmon — at a time.

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