2019/12 News from the Sunflower Initiative

    December 2019   Why I Support TSI: Wellesley students “step-singing,” i.e., serenading Photo ©2018 by Wellesley College, used by permission   Songs and Lanterns by Meredith Minter Dixon, R-MWC ’84   “Where the river Winds through blue mountains….”   On special occasions throughout the college year, Randolph-Macon women gathered to sing to their sister […]

Planting the seeds of our Sunflower Initiative

Dear Women’s College Alumnae and Women’s College Supporters, When a group of Randolph-Macon women got together some ten years ago and talked about our experiences at R-MWC, we quickly entered into a discussion about “what if.”  What if we set out to help young women find the same academic environment we had found so rewarding? […]

The Sunflower Initiative Remembers Jane Rinden

October 2019 Women We Have Known Jane Rinden Teacher, Traveller, Colleague, Friend by Perry Carter Craven ’62 Jane Herb Rinden knew when she came to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College that she wanted to be an English teacher. I could tell that when I borrowed her notes from our Modern Poetry class which I had missed.   […]

Meet the Sunflower Initiative’s 2019 Fitzgerald Scholar!

June 2019 Meet Thu-Yến Nguyen Our 2019 Harriet Fitzgerald Scholar The Sunflower Initiative has awarded the 2019 Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship to Thu-Yến Nguyen of Hanoi, Vietnam. Thu-Yếnhad an outstanding academic record at The Olympia Schools in Hanoi as well as accomplishing many firsts for her age and gender. She was the youngest student ever elected as […]

Carolyn Bell on the Sunflower Initiative

November 4, 2015 Dear Friend of Women’s Colleges, I’m a proud supporter of The Sunflower Initiative, now in its seventh year and going strong.  For young women who want to attend women’s colleges and need financial assistance, TSI is a godsend.  I’m asking you to consider becoming a contributor to this noble cause. I’m delighted […]