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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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’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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