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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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’94 grad rallies to Reunion

’94 grad rallies to Reunion

| March 14, 2014

The race is on for Kimberly Bramley Estep ’94 — with Reunion just a little over two months away, she’s been on a mission to bring her classmates back to the Briar.

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Mother’s memory fuels support for Sweet Briar

Mother’s memory fuels support for Sweet Briar

| February 12, 2014

For Robert Livingston Gipson, giving to Sweet Briar is deeply personal. Since 2001, he has been honoring the memory of his late mother, Madeleine LePine Gipson ’33, by donating to causes he believes would have mattered to her.

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Lisa Taylor joins College as major gifts officer

Lisa Taylor joins College as major gifts officer

| February 12, 2014

Lisa M. Taylor has joined Sweet Briar College as a major gifts officer. A native of Lynchburg, Taylor graduated from E.C. Glass High School and received her bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia.

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Biltmore weekend more than estate tour

Biltmore weekend more than estate tour

| January 22, 2014

Tom O’Halloran, assistant professor of environmental science, will give a lecture titled “The Mystery of Mountain Haze” during an Alumnae Association-sponsored trip to the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C.

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Alumna grabs chance to underwrite history

Alumna grabs chance to underwrite history

| January 22, 2014

Carolyn Clarke’s love for history didn’t originate at Sweet Briar, but it took root and grew during her two years at the College.

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Gift option eliminates tax on IRA income

Gift option eliminates tax on IRA income

| December 10, 2013

The season of giving is here and if you’re thinking about how to reduce your 2013 tax liability through charitable contributions, you might consider asking your financial advisor about rolling over any IRA required minimum distributions you are required to withdraw this year.

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