Virginia Del. Chris Peace (R-97) presents
R-MC with a Certificate of Commendation
to recognize 40 years of Coeducation
Virginia Del. Chris Peace (R-97) spent time
with R-MC students and President Lindgren
Randolph-Macon College President Robert R. Lindgren was presented with a Certificate
of Commendation from the Virginia House of Delegates in recognition of the college’s
“40 Years of Coeducation.” Delegate Chris Peace (R-97) authored the Commendation
and visited the campus on Friday, December 16, 2011 to formally make the presentation.
Lindgren, who was joined by a roomful of R-MC female students during the presentation,
thanked Peace on behalf of the college, for his efforts in seeking this recognition.
“This is a wonderful tribute to our community of strong and talented women students
and alumni who remain dedicated to making a difference in the world.”
Read the Commendation by clicking on
Virginia House of Delegates.
Students who attended the presentation include: Alyssa Saraniti ’14 with a major
in psychology and minor in elementary education; Laura Young ’14 with a double
major in political science and communication studies and a
minor in journalism; Kelsey Glasco
’13 with a major in psychology and a minor in elementary education; Ashley White
’12 with a major in music and a minor in education;
Bethany Schaeffer ’12 with a major in physics
and a minor in chemistry; Souad Glover ’13
with a major in International Studies;
and Quinesha Wooten ’12 with a major in biology
and a minor in computer science.
Randolph-Macon College became coeducational in 1971 when 50 women matriculated to
the college. After graduation, these trailblazing women went on to become a Brigadier
General in the United States Army, leaders in education and business.
During Homecoming/Reunion weekend 2011, R-MC celebrated this significant and historical
period for the college (1971- 2011). Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell recognized
the occasion by sending a letter acknowledging this milestone, which can be read
by clicking on coeducation.