Happy New Year! The College offices have reopened after the holidays, though classes don’t resume until January 23 so campus is quiet, besides the ongoing construction.
2012 saw the start of work on the library expansion, the graduation of a remarkable class of young women, a visit from alternative farmer and locavore Joel Salatin and the first summer, of hopefully many, hosting the Young Writers’ Workshop (formerly at University of Virginia). Members of our office took a trip to DC to meet with some of our many alumnae doing great work in that city, and wrote about it for the summer 2012 college magazine. As I’ve written before, author and activist Masha Hamilton visited as part of her work with the Afghan Women Writers project. These are just a few of many highlights on campus.
Before we get much further along into 2013, I thought I would gather a few of my favorite images from the year. These are in no particular order, and are by no means inclusive of every program or tradition at the College, but rather they’re images that make me smile, or that I’m particularly proud of when looking back at the year’s work. I hope you enjoy them, too.
First, some of my favorite Instagram images from the year.
Morning light through the trees on the campus drive.
The first view of campus after coming down the drive.
An image of Lauren DuHadaway ’15 on one of the iconic pink bikes, from a brochure photo shoot. Hopefully the piece will be printed soon and I can share more images!
The remaining images were shot on Nikon cameras, either my trusty D700 or the fabulous (especially in low-light!) D800.
The annual Gospel Fest in Memorial Chapel, organized by the Sweet Spirits.
Members of the Class of 1952 with Vixen mascot, Indie, at Reunion.
The Campus Events Organization (CEO) brought a stilt-walker to promote the Spring Fling carnival.
Sierra Wright ’12 on the set of her senior directorial project, “Doubt.” EDIT: After posting this entry, I remembered that “Doubt” was staged in the fall of 2011, but our story about Wright ran in the Fall 2012 alumnae magazine, so I’m keeping this photo in the list.
Children of campus daycare stop during their morning walk to watch the library construction.
Spencer Beall ’14 conducted much of her summer honors research in Cochran Library.
Members of the Class of 2012 make their way upstairs to the balcony of Sweet Briar House for the traditional Senior Toast.
This past summer, Pamela Webster ’13 interned in the accounting department of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
Grace Loughhead assists the Class of 2012 as they prepare for Commencement.
A late fall sunrise over the Bell Tower.
Sweet Briar College continued to host the Girls on the Run Celebration 5k twice annually, organized by Girls on the Run of Central Virginia. Here, a runner and coach make their way through the woods of the Dairy Loop.
Local band Victory Garden opens for Jeff Carl as part of a Valentine’s weekend concert.
Greer Gordon ’12 with her horse Duggan.
President Parker leads Nia, a fitness class, for faculty, staff and students.
Students make their way from Prothro on a clear February evening.
A BLUR participant works on a charcoal drawing.
The 2012-2013 Vixen swim team.
The first year class participates in their first Step Singing tradition.
Endstation Theatre Company’s production of “A Comedy of Errors,” part of their annual Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival.
Maria El-Abd ’12 walks forward during commencement to receive the honorary title of Emily Watts McVea Scholar, awarded to the highest-ranking member of each class.
Students at the Spring Fling carnival.
A student works in the ceramics studio during the first week of spring semester classes.
I can’t write a post about 2012 without mentioning my student photographer Sarah Lindemann ’13, whose great attitude and talent have graced our office for a year now. I’ll be sorry to see her go this May, though the great big ol’ world will be lucky to have her.
Sarah Lindemann ’13, in DC for our meeting with area alumnae.