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Sweet Briar College Unveils New Logo for Athletics

January 14, 2020

Sweet Briar College has added a new logo to the athletics brand: the FIERCE Vixen. This fresh and dynamic logo joins the legacy Vixen identity to create an expanded, powerful and meaningful brand. Sweet Briar College spent the past year reflecting on what Vixen athletics means to the Sweet Briar family and worked closely with […]


Significant gift from Richard C. Colton Jr. will advance Sweet Briar College riding program

January 10, 2020
Sweet Briar stables

Well-known philanthropist Richard C. Colton Jr. has given $1 million to Sweet Briar College to support the renovation of the College’s stables, which will be named the Howell Lykes Colton ’38 Stables in honor of his mother.


A half decade of sweet work

December 20, 2019
An alumna poses while painting a hallway

This year, the College’s new tradition of Sweet Work Weeks marked its fifth year and in that relatively short period of time, the annual event has become almost as big as Reunion weekend. Participants paint, weed, mulch and more — all to welcome students home for a new academic year. Of course, it’s about more than just work. It’s also an opportunity for alumnae of different generations to get to know each other in a meaningful way. We are so grateful for the hard work of all of our amazing alumnae that we wanted to take a moment to honor some of the women — and some husbands — who have become regular attendees at Sweet Work Weeks.


Welcome, Dean Garrett!

December 19, 2019
Dean Teresa Garrett

Teresa Garrett has a small painting of a cow on her wall, a recent purchase from the Amherst County Fair. The painting is an outward manifestation of the dean’s embracing Sweet Briar. She arrived on campus in July — with her husband, Chris — once again making the deanery home to the College’s academic dean. 


Two students attend leadership summit, learn from corporate and civic leaders

December 19, 2019
Jade Ashley '20 and Olympia LeHota '20

Last month, two Sweet Briar students attended the Virginia Foundation of Independent College inaugural Women’s Leadership Development Summit held in Richmond, Va. The summit was designed to empower young women who are attending a VFIC member college or university, like Sweet Briar. 


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