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Sweet Briar leadership core takes young Vixen home to Guatemala

December 11, 2019

Eleven years after leaving Guatemala, Sweet Briar student Ruth Lechner ’21 finally returned home this summer. An internship through Maximo Nivel with Asociación Transiciones, a microbusiness that builds wheelchairs, brought her back to the place she had been adopted from in 2007: Semillas de Amor (“Seeds of Love”), an orphanage just outside Antigua.


Opening Doors

December 6, 2019

For many of us graduating from college, getting that first job was difficult. Employers want experience, after all, and how do you get that while you’re still a student? One answer? Internships.


Sweet Briar College names Aaron Basko as vice president for enrollment management

December 4, 2019

Sweet Briar College has announced that Aaron Basko will be its next vice president for enrollment management. He will begin his tenure at Sweet Briar on Jan. 15, 2020. In this role, Basko will have oversight of a range of activities and initiatives related to enrollment management at Sweet Briar, including the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid.


John Nau joins two alumnae in $3 million gift for Sweet Briar College’s leadership core curriculum

December 2, 2019
Students in CORE 130: Women and Gender in the World

Philanthropist John Nau, along with two Sweet Briar alumnae, Virginia “Ginger” Cates Mitchell ’63 and an anonymous donor, have pledged a total of $3 million to support Sweet Briar College’s innovative leadership core curriculum.


Sweet Briar College celebrates the season with annual events

November 22, 2019
A Sweet Briar rider on her horse at the 2018 tree lighting.

Each year, Sweet Briar College celebrates the holiday season with events that have become community favorites. The season will kick off with the College’s Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Quad. Holiday Pops and Vespers will take place on Dec. 8 and the Sweet Tones will present their winter convert on Dec. 11.


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