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A young alumna gives back

A young alumna gives back

| April 15, 2013

It’s only been four years since Amanda Strickland graduated from Sweet Briar — thanks in part to scholarships made possible by alumnae donations. Now, the Class of 2009 grad is doing her part to ensure future Sweet Briar women can enjoy the same opportunities.

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Sweet Briar hosts lecture on Peruvian art

Sweet Briar hosts lecture on Peruvian art

| March 27, 2013

Sweet Briar College will host a presentation by author and historian James W. Reid on “How Modern Art was First Created by Ancient Peruvian Women” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Wailes Lounge at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.

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Of mice and philanthropy: A donor’s tale

Of mice and philanthropy: A donor’s tale

| March 14, 2013

It’s the people — classmates and lifelong friends, professors and staff — who keep Katherine Powell Heller ’78 connected to Sweet Briar. But lately the mother of two grown daughters says her thoughts are drawn to her college days for reasons she never expected.

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Imagine, innovate, inspire: Leah Busque’s steps to success

Imagine, innovate, inspire: Leah Busque’s steps to success

| March 11, 2013

Whether it’s the life-changing discovery of penicillin or X-rays, or the first chocolate chip cookies, innovation often happens by accident. In Leah Busque’s case, genius struck overnight — a “cold winter night in Boston,” to be exact.

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Q&A with Junie Speight Myers ’87

Q&A with Junie Speight Myers ’87

| February 14, 2013

June “Junie” Speight Myers is a 1987 graduate of Sweet Briar, where she double-majored in English and creative writing. Today, she stays involved as a volunteer and donor to make sure other women enjoy the same opportunities.

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Schuster ’58 named Distinguished Alumna of 2012

Schuster ’58 named Distinguished Alumna of 2012

| February 1, 2013

Sweet Briar College has announced that Elaine Schuster ’58 is the Distinguished Alumna of 2012. Schuster will receive the award during Homecoming in October.

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Saying thanks, one month at a time

Saying thanks, one month at a time

| January 17, 2013

Practically from the time Kelly Meredith Iacobelli ’88 graduated, she has been an enthusiastic supporter of Sweet Briar, both financially and as a volunteer.

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Dalton to help alumnae office staff

Dalton to help alumnae office staff

| January 15, 2013

While the alumnae and development office searches for a new director of alumnae relations, Diane Dalton ’67 is volunteering part time in the office to ensure alumnae programming remains strong.

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Sweet Briar announces development hires

Sweet Briar announces development hires

| January 8, 2013

Sweet Briar College has announced the appointment of two key staff members in the Office of Alumnae and Development.

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Endowed scholarship boosts financial aid

Endowed scholarship boosts financial aid

| December 13, 2012

When they sold their company in June of this year, entrepreneurs Ann Stuart McKie Kling ’74 and husband, Bill Kling, knew the time was right to realize a long-held goal: making a lasting gift to Sweet Briar.

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