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Adventuring in the Great Smoky Mountains

August 9, 2022

Summer is the perfect time for new jobs, internships and new adventures. The Sweet Briar College Outdoor Program recently took advantage of exactly that. Director of Outdoor Programs Mikel Mayo-Pitts and five students spent four days on an expedition to the Great Smoky Mountains. “I was looking for locations that were within a drivable distance […]


Verda Colvin ’87 Joins the Board of Directors

August 2, 2022

At its summer meeting in July 2022, the Sweet Briar Board of Directors voted to add Verda Colvin ’87 to its membership. If you didn’t know Judge Verda Colvin ’87 before March 29, 2016, you probably know her now — thanks to a viral video showing her lecture a group of troubled youth. As superior court judge […]


Sweet Briar College exceeds expectations

July 18, 2022

Fiscal year 2022 was another record fundraising year for Sweet Briar College, with gifts totaling $25.6 million. This includes unrestricted gifts of more than $7 million from alumnae and friends, as well as restricted funds for scholarships, capital, endowment and other needs. The total also includes lead gifts for its upcoming campaign, several of which […]


Sweet Briar alumnae excel again, breaking Reunion giving records

July 5, 2022

“Sweet Briar’s alumnae are the envy of everyone in higher education.”  That’s how Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83, senior vice president of alumnae relations and development, kicked off Sweet Briar’s Reunion Convocation in June. Truer words have never been said.  Everyone knows the story of how Sweet Briar’s alumnae refused to accept the College’s announced […]


Excellent financial management leads Sweet Briar’s Luther Griffith to be named a finalist for state award

June 28, 2022

Luther T. Griffith, Sweet Briar College’s vice president for finance, operations, and auxiliary enterprises, was named a finalist in the 17th annual 2022 Virginia CFO Awards, announced by Virginia Business magazine at a dinner and awards ceremony held at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond on June 16. Fifty-one chief financial officers (CFOs) from around the […]


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