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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education spotlights Sweet Briar’s engineering program

July 31, 2020
Isabel Joyner ’20

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education—a newsmagazine that focuses on access and opportunity for all in higher education—recently interviewed President Meredith Woo and engineering professor Bethany Brinkman to learn how the College creates an ideal learning environment for the next generation of female engineers. To President Woo, the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program offers a “culture […]


Samantha Runyon ’21 joins town hall with Congresswoman Karen Bass

July 30, 2020
Samantha Runyon '21

Samantha Runyon, president of the Class of 2021, was one of six students from women’s colleges across the country to participate in a town hall with Congresswoman Karen Bass, hosted by the Women’s College Coalition. Over 400 students and representatives from women’s colleges joined the powerful conversation on women’s leadership, gender equity and racial injustice.  […]


Admissions Blog: Completing your college application

July 23, 2020
Virginia Private College Week

By Taylor Patterson, admissions counselor We are wrapping up a busy week of virtual and on-campus visits from prospective students and their families during the annual Virginia Private College Week, which was created by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia. We held two informational sessions and tours each day and enjoyed meeting so many […]


Brewer Fund Challenge: Thank you!

July 23, 2020
students working in the community garden

In June 2020, Sweet Briar successfully completed fundraising for the Judith Haskell Brewer Fund Challenge Grant. We couldn’t do it without the many donors who made it possible. Thank you!


Sweet Briar alumnae and friends exceed goals and contribute more than $11.7 million

July 16, 2020
Wildflower field

During fiscal year 2020, Sweet Briar College received gifts and pledge commitments totaling more than $11.7 million. Support came from individual gifts from alumnae, faculty, staff, the Board of Directors and friends of the College, as well as from corporate and foundation donors.  Of the total, nearly $6.1 million came as unrestricted annual fund dollars […]


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