The Class of 2014 is the most diverse freshmen class in the history of R-MC. The
344 freshmen represent 17 states plus the District of Columbia and the countries
of Canada, Vietnam, Turkey and China. In addition, 27% of the class represents an
ethnic minority group, up from 20% in 2009. Thirty new students are transferring
to the college.
R-MC also experienced its largest applicant pool in history with a record-breaking
4,658 prospective students. Accepted students include 61 National Honor Society
members, three high school class presidents, five Eagle Scouts and one Gold Award
recipient. Here is a sampling of some of the students entering R-MC:
Anna Smither participated on USA National Deaf Women’s Soccer Team,
which won gold medal in THE 2009 Deaflympics held in Taipei, Taiwan. She has been
recruited to play soccer at R-MC.
Goksan Gungordu graduated from Red Cross Nordic United World College.
He is R-MC’s second recruit from the prestigious Davis United World College Scholars
Program which provides scholarships to students from around the world to attend
American colleges and universities and promote international understanding. R-MC
is one of only four Virginia colleges to become a member of the Davis Scholars program.
Alexandria (“Alex”) Gavin – was a contestant on Price Is Right
this summer and wore her R-MC t-shirt on national TV. Game show host Drew Carey
asked her where R-MC is located.
Cecelia Quinonez graduated as valedictorian of Wakefield High School
in Arlington, Virginia, where she was captain of her basketball team. She plans
to be a pre-med student at R-MC.
Randolph-Macon, the oldest United Methodist Church-affiliated college in the nation,
received recognition from the Phi Beta Kappa Society for having the most outstanding
chapter at a liberal arts college in the United States. The college offers an excellent
series of First-Year Experience programs for the upcoming academic year, 19 study/travel
courses in January Term 2011, national and international internships and a wide
range of research opportunities through its Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship
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