Randolph-Macon College received a grant from The Japan Foundation Center for Global
Partnership (CGP) to strengthen Japanese studies as part of the college’s Asian
studies program. The grant, “Honoring the Life, Work, and Good Spirit of Taylor
Anderson: Enhancing Japanese Studies at Randolph-Macon College,” honors Taylor Anderson
’08, who died as a result of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
The grant will help R-MC reach its goal of increasing course offerings in Japanese
language and culture and will allow students to travel to Japan as part of their
Taylor Anderson, who had a lifelong love of Japan, graduated from Randolph-Macon
College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and minors in
Asian studies and political science. She joined The Japan Exchange and Teaching
(JET) program and was assigned to teach in Ishinomaki, Japan. The JET program is
one of the world's largest exchange programs and is aimed at developing strong international
relationships between Japan and other nations.