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Important News for Alumni Paying Back School Loans: U.S. Dept. of Ed. Extends Student Loan Relief to Borrowers Through End of Year

August 31, 2020

Please read the announcement from the U.S. Department of Education for more information about the opportunity to extend student loan relief to borrowers. All borrowers with feder...(Read More)
Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Sheppard'15 Named Deputy Commissioner of Board of Elections

August 31, 2020

Natalie Sheppard'15 (Master's of Social Work) has been named the Deputy Commissioner of the Board of Elections, effective August 31. Previously, she was with the Rochester City ...(Read More)
Bell and Grunert Named IGNITE Award Finalists

August 28, 2020

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce named 16 finalists for its 2nd Annual IGNITE Future Leaders Award. Rochester Chamber plans to present the award at the IGNITE 2020 virtu...(Read More)
Life on Purpose Podcast: President Porterfield | Leading with Love

August 27, 2020

President Porterfield recently appeared as a guest on the Life on Purpose Podcast series on higher education, hosted by Amy Debrucque. The theme for this interview is "Leading wi...(Read More)
Convocation 2020 | August 26, 2020

August 27, 2020

For many years, Roberts Wesleyan College has had a tradition of Convocation. For the first time, this event washeld virtually via Zoom on August 26 to kick-off the Fall Semester....(Read More)
In Remembrance: Doris Curtis

August 26, 2020

Doris Curtis, long-time employee of Roberts, passed away, August 22. She is survived by her husband David '66, son Mark ‘92 (Charity ‘92); daughter Michelle ’95...(Read More)
Welcome Students!

August 25, 2020

Now is your time! We are so glad you are here. Whether you are a first-year student, a returner, in-person or virtual, we know you have come to Roberts to prepare to change the w...(Read More)
Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theatre Receives Award from Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce

August 24, 2020

Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theatre (RWCCT) was recently awarded the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Culture and Arts award. This annual award recognizes an individ...(Read More)
Voices of Roberts Feature Story: Roberts Wesleyan College Transforms Educational Experience Amid COVID-19

August 19, 2020

This Voices of Roberts feature story shares how the College transformed the educational experience amid COVID-19. Also in this feature story is a message from President Deana L. ...(Read More)
Alumni Spotlight: Brian Slattery'96 Named Principal of Community House Middle School

August 18, 2020

Brian Slattery'96 (Elementary Education) was named the principal at Community House Middle School in Charlotte, NC. The school has nearly 2,000 students for grades 6-8. Slattery ...(Read More)
WXXI Interviews Testani, Alexander & Chief Catholdi about Community Perceptions of Police Study

August 18, 2020

WXXI reporter, Noelle Evans, recently spoke with Joe Testani, director of Roberts Wesleyan’s Justice and Security Institute, Herb Alexander, director of diversity and equit...(Read More)
Alumni Spotlight: Cassley Jackowski'17 Named the Women's Lacrosse Coach at Grove City College

August 17, 2020

Cassley Jackowski'17 (Physical Education) was recently named the Women's Lacrosse Coach at Grove City College. At Roberts, Jackowski started all four seasons and set program reco...(Read More)
Redhawks Who Soar - August 2020

August 14, 2020

Roberts Wesleyan College is proud of its nearly 19,000 living alumni who are working in the fields of healthcare, social work, business, education, ministry, non-profits and entrep...(Read More)
Ruth Logan Interviewed by RBJ Higher Education

August 13, 2020

Rochester Area Colleges have been preparing diligently for the Fall 2020 semester. The Rochester Business Journal (RBJ) recently published a story entitled, "Local colleges cautiou...(Read More)
Roberts Launches Associates Degree in Arts and Culture

August 12, 2020

Program made possible by competitive National Endowment for the Humanities grant Beginning in fall 2020, Roberts Wesleyan College will offer a new Associate of Science (A.S.) de...(Read More)
Roberts' Justice and Security Institute and Brighton Police Department Partner on Criminal Justice Research

August 10, 2020

Effective this month, Roberts Wesleyan College's Justice and Security Institute (JSI) and Office of Diversity & Equity will launch a partnership with the Brighton Police Depa...(Read More)
President Porterfield on WXXI: Local College and University Presidents on their Reopening Plans, Part 2

August 6, 2020

President Porterfield recently joined apanel conversation on WXXI Connections with executive producer Megan Mack. The panel consisted of: Deana Porterfield, president Roberts ...(Read More)
Diversity & Equity: Candid Conversation Series

August 5, 2020

Diversity and equity on campus can mean a lot of things. To explore these topics, we started a series of conversations. If you missed the recen Allyship in Action or the Conversa...(Read More)
Roberts Offers New Degree Program in Christian Ministry, Effective Fall 2020

August 3, 2020

Roberts Wesleyan College is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Christian Ministry, effective fall 2020. The completion program prepares students to s...(Read More)

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