When female students set foot on Randolph-Macon’s campus, they probably didn’t realize
the indelible marks they would be leaving on the College, the community and on history
The College officially became coeducational in 1971 with the enrollment of 50 women.
(Women had been day students at the College since the late 1890s, when local female
students were allowed to attend.) The first women students to take classes and board
at R-MC were true trendsetters, and the women who followed in their footsteps have
continued to be vital in the life of the College.
Randolph-Macon’s Board of Associates launched Women of Randolph-Macon College in
2010 to celebrate the achievements of R-MC alumnae and better connect them with
their alma mater.
Through this initiative, R-MC Women connect with one another, build relationships,
form a strong community of women committed to advancing the College, and develop
a deeper pool of women to be considered for leadership roles at R-MC.
Chaired by Amy De Vitto English ’98, the Women of Randolph-Macon Steering Committee
has established goals and developed programs and projects that pay homage to the
spirit of the women of R-MC- past, present and future. If you would like to become
involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed in the link below are the Randolph-Macon women who made the decision to place
the College among their highest philanthropic priorities in Fiscal Year 2012. Because
of the unified support of these women, alumnae giving increased to 36%, setting
a Randolph-Macon record in women’s giving. We salute you for your support!
2011-2012 Women of Randolph-Macon
College Giving Circle