Jason Crawford ’12, a native of Ontario, came to R-MC as a transfer
student. “I transferred from Brock University in Canada,” says Crawford, “because
I wanted to play lacrosse for the Yellow Jackets and because I was wanted to attend
a smaller college. The close interaction that students have with professors at R-MC
is really important to me.”
R-MC’s community atmosphere made a big impression on Crawford. “I was impressed
by the small class sizes and how interested the professors are in seeing students
succeed,” he says. “It’s such a contrast to my previous school, where my classes
each had around 500 students.”
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Crawford plays goalie for R-MC’s lacrosse team. “I love playing lacrosse because
it’s an exciting way to stay in shape and I'm a pretty competitive guy,” he says.
“The competition intrigues me.” Before he came to R-MC, Crawford played on the Canadian
Under-19 lacrosse team, which competed in the world championships. “That’s when
I first heard about R-MC,” he says.
“I met Coach Plantholt, R-MC’s lacrosse coach, just prior to the world championships
and his perspectives on the game and his experience as a NCAA (National Collegiate
Athletic Association) player contributed to my decision to come to R-MC.” Last season,
Crawford was a member of the All-ODAC Academic Team.
Crawford chose a business/economics major because he is “interested in learning
how the economy is run—and how it is sustained.” He plans on traveling to England
text January Term in conjunction with a marketing class that will be offered. “I’d
like to get another perspective of aspects of the economy,” says Crawford.
Crawford hopes to build a career in economics or marketing. “I’d like to find a
job somewhere in the northern part of the U.S. because I would be closer to my hometown,”
he says. “Economics is an area I am really interested in and it is important that
I find career that will make me enjoy going to work every day.”
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