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2015 all-College awards announced at commencement

| May 16, 2015

Each year, Sweet Briar College gives special recognition to several graduating students through its all-College awards. The following recipients were honored during commencement on Saturday, May 16.

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Pannell research shapes up in Burkina Faso

Pannell research shapes up in Burkina Faso

| May 13, 2015

When Holly Rueger’s plane took off for Burkina Faso in January, she had a pretty clear vision of what her Pannell project would look like. She would study nongovernmental organizations in the West African country, find out what makes them successful, and figure out how such aid programs can help — “rather than hinder” — communities.

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Classics professor notches fourth teaching award

Classics professor notches fourth teaching award

| May 11, 2015

The Classical Association of Virginia has honored Eric Casey, an associate professor at Sweet Briar, with the 2015 Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year Award.

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Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

| May 11, 2015

Emily Welch embarked on her Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship project with two goals in mind: to learn everything she could about the field of occupational therapy and to share that knowledge with others.

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A Sweet Spirit receives 2015 Presidential Medal

A Sweet Spirit receives 2015 Presidential Medal

| May 7, 2015

Jessica Fortner is the recipient of the 2015 Presidential Medal, the highest honor that Sweet Briar bestows on her students.

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Tears and cheers dominate 2015 Awards Convocation

Tears and cheers dominate 2015 Awards Convocation

| May 6, 2015

As the first notes of the “Sweet Briar Song” rose from Murchison Lane’s stage and flooded its dimly lit auditorium, it was clear that this year’s Awards Convocation wasn’t going to be like any other ceremony before it.

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Youth Dance Recital marks program’s 20th anniversary

Youth Dance Recital marks program’s 20th anniversary

| May 4, 2015

Students from the local community will showcase their choreography in the 20th anniversary Sweet Briar College Community Youth Dance Recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Honors Summer Research fellows announced

Honors Summer Research fellows announced

| May 1, 2015

Eleven Sweet Briar students have been awarded Honors Summer Research fellowships this year.

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Sweet Briar riders compete in ANRC nationals

| May 1, 2015

Sweet Briar riders recently competed in the 38th annual American National Riding Commission Intercollegiate Equitation Championship at St. Andrew’s University in Laurinburg, N.C.

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SBC’s creative writing faculty to read at UVa

SBC’s creative writing faculty to read at UVa

| April 28, 2015

Virginia Quarterly Review will host a reading to celebrate Sweet Briar’s creative writing program and faculty at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the University of Virginia’s Colonnade Club in Charlottesville.

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