The Class of 2014 is the most diverse freshmen class in the history of R-MC.
The Class of 2014 is the most diverse freshman class in the history of Randolph-Macon
College. 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
also transferring to the college. The college’s total enrollment for 2010 is 1,224.
“This is exciting news for us and a tremendous way to begin a new academic year,”
said R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren. “This underscores that our message about
the value and affordability of Randolph-Macon’s nationally-recognized liberal arts
education is being heard.”
This is the fifth consecutive year that R-MC received a record number of applications,
which also resulted in the one of the largest entering freshman classes in R-MC
history. The 2010 applicant pool rose to a record-breaking 4,658 prospective students.
Accepted students for the 2010-2011 academic year include 61 National Honor Society
members, three high school class presidents, five Eagle Scouts and one Gold Award
Here is a sampling of some of the students entering R-MC:
Anna Smither participated on the U.S.A. National Deaf Women’s Soccer
Team, which won a gold medal in The 2009 Deaflympics 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. 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 The 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 is offering 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 (SURF) program.
“Our exceptional faculty and academic programs continue to gain national and international
recognition,” said Lindgren, “and we are thrilled to witness this incredible interest
in attending Randolph-Macon College.”
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