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A Message from President Porterfield

April 29, 2020

As we near the end of the semester, President Porterfield reaches out to let you know that the College is thinking of you and praying for you. She encourages students to access ...(Read More)
President Porterfield Joins 89.1 "The Point" to Discuss the College's Response to COVID-19

April 28, 2020

President Porterfield recently joined 89.1 The Point for a conversation on Roberts Wesleyan College's response to COVID-19, including moving to a virtual environment. Dr. Porterf...(Read More)
Counseling Center Newsletter: Reflections on Hope

April 27, 2020

Given the current times, it is easy to lose sight of what we're thankful for, what is important to us and mostly our hope. Many of us have become so encompassed in what is going ...(Read More)
Faculty Spotlight: Megan Resig, M.S., MT-CB, Associate Director of Music Therapy

April 27, 2020

What brought you to Roberts? My very first experience with Roberts was actually as a student in the music department (would you believe my grandfather actually attended in the e...(Read More)
Alumni on the Frontlines: Meghan Kettinger'19 (Nursing)

April 24, 2020

Where are you a nurse and what unit do you work in? I am currently a nurse at Highland Hospital. I work on East 5, which specializes in oncology, palliative and hospice care. W...(Read More)
President Porterfield Discusses "Helping Your College Student Succeed" with Kevin Mannoia'77

April 23, 2020

Enjoy this conversation between President Deana L. Porterfield and Dr. Kevin Mannoia'77 (Religion-Philosophy) about ways to help your college student succeed in the wake of COVID...(Read More)
Alumni on the Frontlines: Jim VanBrederode ‘88

April 20, 2020

Jim VanBrederode ‘88(Sociology) is the Chief of Police for the Town of Gates and our 2019 Alumnus of the Year. He recently delivered Easter Lilies to the staff at Highland Ho...(Read More)
Serving On the Frontlines

April 17, 2020

Roberts Wesleyan College student interns, for the Bachelor and Masters of Social Work, recently had an opportunity to serve our community. Scarlett Aeckerle, Assistant Professor ...(Read More)
Redhawk Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Show Strength and Character

April 14, 2020

The Roberts Wesleyan College Men's and Women's Basketball Teams have strength and character. Watch the highlights from this season, meet the experienced coaches, and get a closer...(Read More)
Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Kolb'10 Recognized for Outstanding Work in Finance

April 13, 2020

Lauren Kolb'10(Organizational Management, B.S.) and '12 (Strategic Leadership, M.S.), CWS ®, MSL atTompkins Financial Corporation was recently recognized as an outstanding fi...(Read More)
Lacrosse Players Arieno and Jackowski Named Scholar Athletes of the Month

April 10, 2020

Natalie Arieno'22 (Homeland Security and Applied Intelligence) is the Scholar Athlete of the month for March from Women's Lacrosse. The sophomore goalie was 4-1 during the abbrev...(Read More)
Alumni on the Frontlines: Joshua Smith'08, '16

April 10, 2020

Joshua Smith'08 (Nursing), '16 (Nursing Leadership and Administration) recently shared what it is like caring for the sick and protecting his family when he comes home from the h...(Read More)
Alumni on the Frontlines: Randy Barker'91

April 10, 2020

Randy Barker'91 (Communication) is theco-founder of FieldMed,a dedicated community health software platform. FieldMed recently announced a new TeleHealth feature with in-home COV...(Read More)
Identifying Strengths in First-Year Students with CliftonStrengths Assessment Initiative

April 8, 2020

Recently, the College launched an initiative focused on identifying strengths among our first-year students. Every student enrolled in the First-Year Seminar course was asked to ...(Read More)
Alumni on the Frontlines: Michelle Singleton Kettinger '92

April 7, 2020

Michelle (Singleton) Kettinger '92 (Elementary Education) and '09 (Master of Social Work) recently expressed her appreciation for the Rochester community's support of healthcare ...(Read More)
"Running to Jesus" | A Devotional Message from President Porterfield

April 7, 2020

John 20:1-10 Our world continues to reel and spin in response to the pandemic which has taken over our family, work and lives. As a Christian, it is important to me to stay conn...(Read More)
Student Spotlight: Connor Starr'23

April 3, 2020

Major: Accounting and Information Management What stands out from your experience here at Roberts? At Roberts, I am most pleasantly surprised by the quality of relationships I ...(Read More)
Hacks for Success as an Online Student

April 3, 2020

We recognize that the transition to online learning can be a challenge, so the Learning Center is pleased to share some tips to make the change a little more manageable. From estab...(Read More)
Navigating Online Learning with Dr. Kovach

April 2, 2020

The transition may have been seamless for students who have had experience learning online. For those who haven't, it could be confusing and challenging. Students may feel intimi...(Read More)
Alumna Sara (Lawler) Smith'14 Remains Hopeful Amid Challenging Circumstances

April 1, 2020

Sara (Lawler) Smith'14 (Nursing)is blessed to besurrounded by the support of her family and friends to get her through asshe endures many trials during the pandemic. Smith, who h...(Read More)

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