Ashley Lambers '12
Randolph-Macon College student Ashley Lambers ’12 is a
physics and mathematics major. She chose
her majors with the help of her freshman advisor.
“Physics Professor William Franz was my advisor, and he gave me great advice on
how to choose a major,” says Lambers. “He had me make a schedule for the rest of
my college career, even though I was only freshman. I kept that schedule with me
for the next few years. It kept me on track and helped me realize how much I love
physics and math.”
Lambers is a recipient of the
Presidential Scholarship, the Watts Scholarship, the Moore-Peace Prize for
an Outstanding Junior Mathematics Major, the R-MC Diversity Grant, and the Altria
Student Leadership Scholarship. Altria Scholars are nominated by the president at
each of their schools and must demonstrate leadership potential and leadership skills;
exhibit career, work and life skills; and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. She is also
the recipient of the William Hesse Memorial Award in Physics and the Wade J. Temple
Award in Physics. In April 2012, Lambers was inducted into the
Phi Beta Kappa Society.
The North Andover, Massachusetts native is also a standout on the
soccer field. Her first game, though, was a bit nerve-wracking.
“I was so nervous,” she says, “but in the end I realized I shouldn’t have worried
about anything. The fans were so supportive, and I realized after that first game
that I was going to enjoy playing soccer at R-MC.” During her four years as a Yellow
Jacket, Lambers started in 57 of 61 games, and she was a three-time selection to
the ODAC All-Academic Team.
In 2009 Lambers participated in R-MC’s Alternative Spring Break trip to Biloxi,
Mississippi, where she and her fellow students built houses for victims of Hurricane
Katrina. The Habitat for Humanity trip was a rewarding experience.
“Not only did I get to travel, but I got to help people. It was such a great bonding
experience for the members of Habitat. I also learned some new handyman skills—I
got really good at pulling nails out of planks!”
Lambers, who in 2010 and 2011 did internships
at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia, plans on working there
“I also hope to attend grad school for computational and applied mathematics,” she
says. “I just submitted an application to George Mason University. I hope to begin
there in the fall.”