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President Bradley Bateman hugs Board of Trustees member Mary Michels Scovanner following the inauguration ceremony at Randolph College on Saturday, April 26. Photo by Autumn Parry/The News & Advance
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Vice Chair of Randolph College Board of Trustees C. Thomas Faulders III (left) and Chair Rebecca Morrison Dunn place the Chain of Office on President Bradley Bateman during the inauguration at Smith Hall Theatre on Saturday, April 26. Photo by Autumn Parry/The News & Advance
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Pipe Major David W. Hinton of Virginia Scots Guard Pipes leads the Academic Procession before the inauguration of President Bradley Bateman at Randolph College on Saturday, April 26. Photo by Autumn Parry/The News & Advance
Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:07 pm
After 300 days at the head of Randolph College, President Bradley Bateman was adorned Saturday with a gold chain, its ends connected by a silver medallion — symbols of his official inauguration.
The chain, engraved with the names of the nine past presidents, holds the Presidential Medallion, marked with the college’s seal. The symbol represents the connection to his predecessors and to traditions at the college, which was founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.
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Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:07 pm.