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Bridgewater College Welcomes Record Number of New International Students, Boasts Highest Population on Campus in Three Decades

Sep 25, 2023
A student looks into the camera pointing upwards with yellow glitter falling off their hand.

A record-breaking number of new students to Bridgewater College are from across the globe—more than 6% of incoming students for the 2023-24 academic year—the College’s…

Three Bridgewater College Psychology Graduate Students Awarded Scholarships, Post-Graduation Jobs through Hospital Collaboration

Sep 19, 2023
Three Bridgewater College Psychology Graduate Students Awarded Scholarships, Post-Graduation Jobs through Hospital Collaboration

Bridgewater College has partnered with the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) and the Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Va., to award $10,000 scholarships to…

Lara Buchanan ’04, M’23 Knows Perseverance Pays Off

Apr 29, 2023
A female student in a cap and gown looking off into the distance while smiling. A brick building is in the background.

Lara Arehart Buchanan ’04, M’23 graduated from Bridgewater College twice—with 19 years in between. The first time around, Buchanan, who grew up in nearby Middlebrook,…

Student Spotlight: Mackenzie Hammack ’23 Makes the Most of Every Opportunity

Apr 24, 2023
Mackenzie Hammack sitting on the floor between two bookcases with a laptop in her lap

Overcoming challenges and making the most of every opportunity is the way Mackenzie Hammack ’23 approaches life. She wants to excel in everything she does…

Chaplain Miller leaves a legacy of service and commitment

Apr 1, 2023
Portrait of Chaplain, Robbie Miller with books in the background

The Rev. Dr. Robbie Miller ’79 has overseen Bridgewater College’s spiritual life program and provided support to members of the campus community for 33 years…

Bridgewater College Registrar Prepares for Her Final Commencement

Mar 30, 2023
Cynthia Howdyshell-Shull standing in front of a brick building smiling.

Looking back on her 40 years at Bridgewater College, Cynthia Howdyshell-Shull ’86 is proudest of her involvement in every commencement ceremony since she became Registrar…

Triathlete Grant Heidebrecht ’25 Takes Extracurricular Activities to a New Level Through Ironman Races

Mar 28, 2023
Grant Heidebrecht crossing the finish line of Ironman Alaska smiling and holding two peace signs in the air

If there were an Ironman Triathlon course that started at Bridgewater College and traversed north toward Maryland, the 140.6-mile route would land you just 20…