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Admissions Blog: Mapping out your academic path

January 12, 2022
Dean Teresa Garrett

Dean Teresa Garrett shares her perspective on the benefit of a liberal arts education and taking ownership of your academic career and future in this Q&A. Do students often have a clear purpose or outcome in mind for their education, or do they discover it as they go? It’s both. As responsible educators, we serve […]


Leaders of Faith and Community

December 23, 2021

Some students come to Sweet Briar knowing exactly what they want out of college. Some discover it once they arrive and some find it long after graduation. Five alumnae—Fleming Rutledge ’59, Makanah Morriss ’66, Keenan Kelsey ’66, Beth Preston ’78 and Laura Glover ’86—fall into the latter category. All five are now working as religious […]


The Power of Multidimensional Liberal Arts

December 9, 2021

As we all know, academic trends and the paths to a successful career can ebb and flow with the times and there is never only one correct way. Some of us follow a straight and narrow path to success and adulthood. Others cast their net wide and draw on a variety of experiences to find […]


Sweet Briar caps off great year with reaffirmation of its accreditation

December 7, 2021

At its meeting in Atlanta on Dec. 6, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Sweet Briar’s accrediting body, reaffirmed the College’s accreditation. Every accredited college and university must go through the two-yearlong reaffirmation process every 10 years. At Sweet Briar, the reaffirmation process was managed by the academic dean, but […]


The Sweet Briar Train Station

November 23, 2021
Sweet Briar Train Station

When Indiana Fletcher Williams was born in 1828, the golden age of steam locomotion hadn’t yet begun. Indiana was about a year old when the first steam engine was built in the United States, and, of course, it would be several years before trains really became the way to travel. Indiana and Daisy Williams regularly […]


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