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Sweet Briar College receives a $5 million lead gift to renovate its science and engineering building

October 25, 2022

Sweet Briar College announces that it has received a $5 million lead commitment to renovate Guion Science Center from an anonymous alumna. This gift will help to modernize the building, which is home to Sweet Briar’s engineering and other science disciplines. The building will receive technology upgrades in labs, classrooms, and faculty offices. Classrooms will […]


Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Elena Quevedo ’83

October 12, 2022
Elena Quevedo in her graduation regalia

Elena Quevedo ’83 knows a thing or two about breaking gender and ethnic stereotypes. Learn more about how her Sweet Briar experience prepared her to be a strong leader.


Composing Outside the Box

September 28, 2022

It’s not every day that a composer’s style combines Philip Glass and Beck and yet, that’s exactly what music professor Joshua Harris does. And now, his creativity and innovation have been recognized by the Barlow Endowment at Brigham Young University: he’s been commissioned to compose a new piece for Hub New Music next year.


US News & World Report recognizes Sweet Briar’s Excellence

September 12, 2022
Benedict colonnade

Five years ago, Sweet Briar introduced the women’s leadership core, replacing conventional general education requirements. We also instituted a sustainable budget model. Since then, the College has been single-minded in improving its streamlined academic program and deepened our commitment to women’s leadership. Sweet Briar invested in its agricultural heritage and widened its curricular offerings in […]


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 […]


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