Randolph-MaconCollege’s Society of Alumni honored Bruce J. Adkins ’70 with the Yellow
JacketSalute award during a reception in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The reception
was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the home of Michael Colangelo ’93, who
graciously welcomed everyone in attendance. Retired history professor Dr. George
Oliver ’49 and President Robert Lindgren presented the award.
Adkins currently serves on the R-MC Board of Associates. He was elected to the board
in 1988 and served as chair from 1996 to 1997. In his capacity as chair, he served
as ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees for two years.
R-MC has benefited from Adkins’ fundraising efforts. In the mid-1980s, he was chair
of the Fredericksburg area division of the college’s capital campaign. He was also
a member of the Presidents Society for many years and served as chair from 1987
to 1989. In addition, Adkins has been involved in the planning of reunions for the
Class of 1970 and has served as a class agent. His support for the college is infectious
and his energetic approach to volunteering is unflagging.
Adkins earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College
in 1970. He joined the United States Marine Corps and, while serving, earned a Master’s
degree in administration from George Washington University. He retired from the
Marine Corps in 1977 with the rank of captain. Adkins is currently the director
of sales for White River Hardwoods-Woodworks, Inc.