Sweet Spirits

Welcome to our NEW SWEET SPIRITS! Brittany Agee, Sade Fountain, Kiersten Garcia, Allison Hassard, Sarah Muth and Miranda Tyler! We are so happy to have these girls join the Sweet Spirit Crew!


The Sweet Spirits are a community of students who serve as a leadership team to promote spiritual values and plan spirituality programs on campus. Their work includes organizing annual events such as the Unsung Heroes Banquet, Gospel Fest and the Religious Life Fair, as well as leading ecumenical services.

Members also maintain the interfaith prayer room, located in the College’s Memorial Chapel. The room is stocked with a variety of literature and includes a “prayer mural” on which students can write prayers.

Sweet Spirits’ purpose is to draw attention to spiritual life as an important part of the human experience rather than teaching any particular religious doctrine. All upperclasswomen in good academic standing are eligible to apply, and students from all faith backgrounds are welcome.


 Meet the Sweet Spirits:

Maryam Rasoulian 

Class Year: 2014 

Hometown: Amelia Island, Fla.

Major and Minors: Double-major in studio art and religion 

Fun Fact: I color-code outfits by the days of the week. 


Caroline Lacy 

Class: 2014

Hometown: Mineral, Va.

Majors and Minors: Sociology major, music-vocal performance and anthropology minors

Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with Snoopy and perhaps the entire Peanuts gang. 


Sarah Muth 

Class: 2014

Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.

Majors and Minors: Theater major

Fun Fact: I once made a snow dragon ... out of snow. 



Ariel Taylor


Class: 2014

Hometown: Springfield, Va.

Majors and Minors: Biology major with chemistry and mathematics minors

Fun Fact: I love rollercoasters and tons of outdoor activities!




Natalie Dubishar

Class: 2014

Hometown: Herndon, Va.

Majors and Minors: French major, music and biology minors

Fun Fact: I love Glee, the TV show, especiall Lea Michelle, the lead singer. 



Jessica Fortner


Class: 2015

Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

Majors and Minors: Classical studies and mathematics double-major with a music minor

Fun Fact: I can vibrate my eyes.



Sade Fountain

Class: 2015

Hometown: Danville, Va.

Majors and Minors: Dance and music double-major, Arts Management Certificate

Fun Fact: I have four siblings; the eldest is 44. 


Allison Hassard 

Class: 2015

Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. 

Majors and Minors: Engineering major, math minor

Fun Fact: I love shopping at Goodwill. 


Brittany Agee

Class: 2016

Hometown: Pearisburg, Va.

Majors and Minors: Music major

Fun Fact: I really love Hello Kitty and Doctor Who :) 


Charlotte Von Claparede-Crola

Class: 2016

Hometown: Blacksburg, Va.

Majors and Minors: Business and music double-major, art history minor

Fun Fact: I play the organ. 


Kiersten Garcia 

Class: 2016

Hometown: Altavista, Va.

Majors and Minors: Biology major, chemistry minor, Leadership Certificate

Fun Fact: I have two different-sized thumbs. 




Miranda Tyler


Class: 2016

Hometown: Churchtown, Md.

Majors and Minors: Religion major and music minor

Fun Fact: Crocs are my shoe of choice!