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.

September 2016

September 15, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Chelsea Clinton focuses on education during visit to the Roanoke Valley
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A focus on education brought Anne Holton to the Roanoke earlier this month. Wednesday afternoon, it was Chelsea Clinton highlighting her mother's plans to expand pre-kindergarten programs and make college more affordable for millions of Americans. Clinton was making her first trip to Roanoke, and her first stop was the Small Ste

September 15, 2016 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Chelsea Clinton campaigns in Roanoke for her mother
Roanoke, Va The race for the White House makes another stop in Roanoke. Chelsea Clinton made several stops in the Star City on Wednesday to rally support for her mother. This as the presidential candidates focus in on battleground states like Virginia. A Real Clear Politics poll shows Clinton with a comfortable lead in the commonwealth but the campaign is not taking that for for granted. Ch

September 14, 2016 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
REWATCH: Chelsea Clinton speaking at Roanoke College
, 5:12 pm SALEM (WSLS 10) ? Chelsea Clinton?spoke?at Roanoke College on Wednesday afternoon. She talked about the importance of an affordable college education while campaigning for her mom, Hillary Clinton. She also answered questions from those at the event. Click here to watch if you?re using the WSLS 10 mobile app. Share this: MEDIA GENERAL may allow you to upload, post,

September 11, 2016 - Bridgeport Connecticut Post
Here comes the sun
Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the children who lost the most that morning their mothers and fathers have grown up. The youngest wear backpacks in high school. Others have married and maybe started families of their own. And yet, each one is imprinted with a face, with a name, with memories if theyre lucky of stolen love. How have the last 15 years shaped

September 11, 2016 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College remembers alumni killed on 9/11
SALEM (WSLS 10) ? Roanoke College remembers one of it?s alumni killed on September 11, 2001. Stephen LaMantia graduated from Roanoke College in 1985. He was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Stephen LaMantia graduated from Roanoke College in 1985.?LaMantia worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial services firm with an office on the 105 th ?floor of the World Trade Center?s North Tower

September 9, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Star City Sounds Chorus celebrates 10 years of four-part harmony
Twenty women raised their voices in a four-part harmony rendition of the 1940 big-band hit Tuxedo Junction.? The group paused several times during the rehearsal to fix small mistakes in the complex arrangement. Dont tell anyone about this,? joked Celie Holmes, the director of the Star City Sounds Chorus. Thisll be perfect on Saturday.? As if to prove the point, the chorus followed with a rendit

September 9, 2016 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
15 years later; Roanoke man recalls surviving 9/11 at the World Trade Center
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) ? Surviving 9/11 is something that Josh Mattox says has taken him nearly 15 years to understand. ?It?s still hard to believe that that?s the plane right there,? Mattox described pointing to a picture of the second plane moments before it hit the South tower of the World Trade Center. ?That?s 55 and I was standing on the 54th floor.? Josh Mattox survived 9/11. It was his firs

September 8, 2016 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Roanoke College approves swim program
The Roanoke Times | Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm Roanoke College AD Scott Allisoin (copy) Scott Allison Roanoke College has made no secret of its interest in starting a mens and womens swim program and now the Maroons have a timetable. A

September 1, 2016 - The Roanoke Star
New Cregger Center Gives Roanoke College a First Class Stunner
More than two years ago the old Roanoke College Bowman Hall dormitory came down, beginning with a ceremony presided over by President Mike Maxey as Bruce Springsteen?s ?Wrecking Ball? was played and a construction crane did its part. That was in May 2014; now in its place the 30 million dollar Cregger Center has opened for the fall semester. Named for alum and major donor Morris Cregger ? a fou

August 2016

August 29, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College and Habitat team up to build 11th R-House on campus
SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) Freshmen students at Roanoke College are getting a one of a kind experience during orientation. Sunday students teamed up with Roanoke Valley Habitat for Humanity to start building a home for a local family. They're building sections of the house at four different locations on campus. The pieces

August 27, 2016 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College welcomes freshman with helping hand
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) ? Saturday was move in day for students at Roanoke College as hundreds of freshman start their college career and explore downtown Salem. Cars filled with boxes lined the streets around campus as mom and dad helped unpack their students boxes in the dorm rooms. The class of 2020 represents 29 states and includes 21 international students. They were welcomed by upperclass

August 24, 2016 -
Poll: Clinton opens up 16-point lead in Virginia
Hillary Clinton has blown open a 16-point lead over Donald Trump in Virginia, according to the results of the latest Roanoke College poll of likely voters in the battleground state out Tuesday. Matched against Trump and the other two major third-party candidates, Clinton earned 48 percent support to the Republican nominee's 32 percent. Another 8 percent said they would vote for Libertarian Gary J

August 23, 2016 - The Hill
Poll: Clinton up 16 on Trump in Va.
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonCarville: 'Somebody is going to hell' over Clinton Foundation attacks Pro-Clinton PAC contrasts Trump quotes, Pledge of Allegiance Libertarian candidate backs carbon ?fee? MORE is 16 points ahead of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCarville: 'Somebody is going to hell' over Clinton Foundation attacks Bolton would consider serving as Trump's secretary of State Pro-Clint

August 23, 2016 - Virginia First
Roanoke College unveils Cregger Center
After two years of construction, the athletic center is finally complete.

August 23, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Cregger Center Ready To Open At Roanoke College
Roanoke College is putting the finishing touches on the Cregger Center, the school's brand new basketball arena and athletic complex. Construction for the 31-and-a-half million dollar project began back in the summer of 2014, and now two years later, the five-floor, 155-thousand square foot facility is almost fully functional. In addition to the basketball arena, the Cregger Center houses a 200-me

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