(l. to r.): Frank E. "Pepper" Laughon Jr. '59, Donte Boone '11, Stuart Laughon
Brothers for Change was founded in 2005.
The Randolph-Macon College
Brothers for Change organization was presented the Pepper and Stuart Laughon
Commitment to Community Award on Friday, April 29, 2011.
This prestigious award is given annually to an individual or organization that has
made significant contributions to enrich the lives of others. The award is named
in honor of R-MC Board of Trustee member Frank E. “Pepper” Laughon Jr. ’59 and his
wife Stuart. The Laughons presented the award during a Student Affairs Committee
meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Nominations for the award came from faculty, staff and students. The award includes
a certificate of appreciation and the opportunity to select an on-campus registered
student organization that will receive a monetary prize.
Brothers for Change
The Brothers for Change organization was founded in 2005 and has accomplished several
milestones in its contributions to community service. They have prepared and presented
Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts to families in need and raked leaves for
elderly citizens. In addition, the group hosts an annual Community Day, a program
for local children that offers learning through games, movies and mentorship.
Dean of Students Grant Azdell lauded the group’s efforts. “Brothers for Change members
carry out their values of commitment, philanthropy and helping others through community
service,” he said. “They are dedicated to making a difference in the community through
positive action, which is why they are so deserving of this award.”
In addition to Student Affairs Committee members, attendees included Parent Liaison
for the Student Affairs Committee Anne Nelson Morck, as well as student leaders
Erica Waters ’13 (Student Government Association
president), Whitney Edwards ’11 (Panhellenic president), Will Lothian ’12 (Inter-fraternity
Council president) and Savino Padrone ’11 (Commuter
Student Association president).
Pepper and Stuart Laughon
Pepper Laughon is a member of the R-MC Board of Trustees and serves on the Randolph-Macon
College Student Affairs Committee and the Athletic Committee. He also serves as
chair of the Greek Alumni Advisory Board. Stuart Laughon’s steadfast support of
innumerable activities further evidences the Laughons’ dedication to enriching the
lives of Randolph-Macon College students.
Following the award presentation, attendees toured
Andrews Hall, a residence for freshmen that is currently under construction.
The 104-bed suite-style facility is slated for completion in August 2011. Construction
of the Hall was made possible by a lead gift by the Laughons.