Richmond Times-Dispatch photo
photographer: Kevin Morley
Randolph-Macon College was host to 160 students from the A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet
Elementary School in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. R-MC President
Robert R. Lindgren joined fellow Greater Richmond Chamber members in welcoming the
students. Members of the Chamber first learned about the school during an intercity
visit to Raleigh last spring.
here for a slideshow from the event.
In his welcome to the students, President Lindgren said, “You are off to a great
start already and a college education will prepare you well for anything you want
to do in life. Your great program is the perfect example of how we can develop the
next generation of leaders and create an educational program that we truly can be
Greater Richmond Chamber members are very impressed with the leadership magnet school
and are exploring the creation of a similar program in the Metro Richmond area.
The academic curriculum at A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School is based
on 21st Century leadership development and character development based on the principles
of Dr. Stephen Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The program’s
primary focus is on personal and academic goal setting, individual initiative and
responsibility, and participation in service learning. The school’s motto is “Do
the Right Thing, Even When No One is Watching.”
Greater Richmond Chamber members who attended the visit included Richmond Public
Schools Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Brandon ’76, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
President Dr. Gary Rhodes and Greater Richmond Chamber President Kim Scheeler.