As a student, Dr. Wilkins was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Franklin Literary Society and served as editor of the Yellow Jacket annual. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1944 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He continued his education at the Medical College of Virginia, earning his MD degree in 1947. Dr. Wilkins served in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of major. He then established his own medical practice in California, specializing in internal medicine as a cardiologist. In 1977, Dr. Wilkins was elected president of the Board of Medical Examiners for the state of California and later served as director of the Federal State of Medical Boards of the USA.Dr. Wilkins has been extremely supportive of Randolph-Macon College for many years. In 1987 he established The Inez Wills Wilkins Scholarship Fund in memory of his mother, and his long-term financial support of the college has earned him recognition as an R-MC Hezekiah Leigh Fellow. Dr. Wilkins and his wife Eileen have four children and their grandnephew, Christopher B. Wilkins ’11, is a current student at R-MC.