Randolph College Celebrates 125th Anniversary
Lynchburg, VA. (WSET)- UPDATE: Happy Birthday to Randolph College!
125 years ago today William Waugh Smith founded Randolph Macon-Woman's college in 1891, after Randolph Macon College refused to allow women to attend.
The school transitioned to co-ed in 2007 amid some resistance, but today alums from all over the world are celebrating the school's continued success.
Frances Giles, a graduate of the class of RMWC of 1965, says it's still a very strong liberal arts college.
"And so really except for that little blip in the road when some people were not in favor of going co-ed the college hasn't changed from its basic core values. "
While it's spring break at the college this week- alums are celebrating with "Birthday Bashes" all over the world tonight-
And students are encouraged to celebrate with selfies using the #Randolph125 wherever they happen to be.
Randolph College is kicking off celebrations for the school's 125th anniversary.
But since students are on Spring Break right now, Randolph is offering a special event for staff and faculty still on campus.
Don't be surprised if you hear the Conway Bell ringing today.
It will be playing a part in the anniversary.
Then later this evening, a big birthday bash will be celebrated by alumni.
William Waugh Smith founded Randolph-Macon Woman's College 125 years ago after Randolph-Macon College in Ashland refused to allow women to attend.