Roanoke College in the News

Roanoke College faculty, staff, students and alumni are frequently featured or quoted in the news media. Whether a story features a faculty author or expert, an outstanding student research project, the latest Maroon sports accomplishments or an interesting alumni story, this news coverage shows what’s best about Roanoke’s classic experience and how it prepares people to make an impact. Below you will find some of the latest stories featuring Roanoke College and its outstanding people. Please note that some media Web sites may require a subscription to log into their stories.

October 2015

October 7, 2015 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Roanoke College Volleyball Off To A Sweet 16-0 Start
The Roanoke College Maroons Volleyball team is off to their best start in school history at 16-0. Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

October 8, 2015 - The Lutheran
A month of peaceful dialogue
Roanoke students raise awareness of Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

September 2015

September 24, 2015 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Blair Trail guides Roanoke to 300th win
Roanoke College volleyball coach Blair Trail claimed her 300th career victory in her 17th year guiding the Maroons in a 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19 defeat of visiting Shenandoah on Wednesday. The Maroons closed out the fourth set with a 9-1 run to overcome an 18-16 deficit and clinch the match. kAm#@2?@<6??(tm)D zJ=29 q=24<>@C6 C64@C565 2 >2E49\9:89 `e <

September 22, 2015 -
American women could dominate world championships
20150922_ZCYC_BIKE_MG01 Gold medal winner Chloe Dygert, left, and silver medal winner Emma White of the United States, congratulate each other after they had clinched their positions in the Women's Junior Time Trials at the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Monday 9/21/2015 America?s female cyclists could steal the headlines a

September 22, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
CEO speaks to students at Roanoke College
SALEM, Va. - The CEO of? Marriott Hotels was a featured speaker tonight at Roanoke College. Arne Sorenson lectured t

September 21, 2015 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Sunday Q&A with Tim Miller, COO of Richmond 2015
Tim Miller is chief operating officer for Richmond 2015, the local nonprofit group organizing and marketing the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. He is a 1988 graduate of St. Christopher?s School and a 1993 graduate of Roanoke College, with a major in sociology. His career includes work organizing the Cap Tech Classic, the Tour DuPont and the 2014 USA Collegiate Road Nationals.

September 21, 2015 - TIME
The Ultimate Guide to Networking During Your Senior Year
Whether you're about to go to a networking event or you're prepping for a full-throttle job hunt, create a short personal narrative you can call on, says Toni McLawhorn, director of career services at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

September 21, 2015 - Salem Times Register
A New Type of History
Salem Museum's John Long accepts D-Day Memorial position. Since he was a child, Salem Museum Director John Long has been fascinated by history.

September 16, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Clean Valley Council announces Ann Davey Masters Memorial Scholarship winners
Clean Valley Council is excited to announce the two recipients for the 2015 Ann Davey Masters Memorial Scholarship. Ann Davey Masters was the much beloved and long-serving executive director for Clean Valley Council who had a passion to educate the youth about the environment as a means of creating a more sustainable future. Following her passing in 2009, the CVC with the support of her friends a

September 16, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College sees Cregger Center taking shape
The Cregger Center will be 150,000 square feet and include a 2,500-seat basketball arena, a field house with an indoor track, classrooms and labs, a fitness center and a sports training facility.

September 15, 2015 - Houston Chronicle
Gun-control advocates hope recent wins signal changing tide
Photo: Jonathan J. Cooper, AP

September 14, 2015 - Slate Magazine
The White Guys Who Clerk at the Supreme Court Were Sent There by White Guys
Its an endless source of fascination to Supreme Court watchers: Where do the baby law clerks come from? Who clerks at the court, what they do afterwards, and how the justices find and hire them are not just matters of careerist inside baseball. A Supreme Court clerkship offers warp-speed career advancement within the highest legal circles. (As researcher Todd Peppers has put it, No other internshi

September 12, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke's Benne picks up 300th victory in women's soccer
LYNCHBURG ??" Phil Benne of Roanoke College collected the 300th win of his women??(tm)s soccer coaching career Friday when the Maroons defeated Southern Virginia 3-0 in Lynchburg College??(tm)s Shellenberger Classic. Ashley Barnes had two goals for the Maroons (3-0-1), while Marlana Barnard added one. kAm%96 z?:89ED 76== E@ `\b]k^Am

September 11, 2015 - Roanoke Times
James River High School inducts 5 into Sports Hall of Fame
The 2015-16 JRHS Sports Hall of Fame are Douglas R. Reed, (1979), G. Robert Bouchard (1981), Daniel N. Peery (1993), Caleb D. Dorton (2008) and Abigail L. Rexrode (2008). The induction ceremony for the James River Sports Hall of Fame took place on Friday, Sept. 4. The inductees were introduced at halftime of the varsity football game between JRHS and Glenvar. Doug ???Bopper??? Reed was an outsta

September 11, 2015 - WTOP 103.5 FM (DC)
Breaking down the favorites for the road world championships
There will be 12 championships at stake when the road worlds return to U.S. soil for the first time since 1986. While the junior and under-23 races in Richmond, Virginia, will showcase the up-and-coming stars of the sport, it will be the elite men and women in the spotlight. Here are some of the riders to watch when racing begins Sept. 20. WOMENS TIME TRIAL Kristin Armstrong of the United St

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