Greg Moffitt '12
In this video, Moffitt shares
his unique perspective of Randolph-Macon.
Professor Donna Turney has played an important role in the life of Randolph-Macon
College student Greg Moffitt ’12.
“Professor Turney helped me to realize my interest in philosophy,” says Moffitt.
“I took one of her classes, and, after some further conversation, she encouraged
me to major in philosophy. When I informed
her of my aspirations—to ultimately teach philosophy at the college level—she offered
me the opportunity to teach one of her classes. That experience was quite successful,
and the students seemed very engaged and interested.”
Moffitt, who is also majoring in political
science, is the recipient of scholarships from the National Federation of
the Blind of Virginia as well as the Lions Club. He is also a recipient of
R-MC’s Presidential Scholarship.
“The Presidential Scholarship is just more evidence of the commitment that R-MC
has to ensuring education to all students who seek it, as this scholarship substantially
eases the financial burden of attending college,” says Moffitt.
Moffitt is an associate member of Ruritan National, a civic service organization
made up of local clubs in urban areas, small towns and rural communities. In fall
2011 he volunteered at a fundraiser that his local chapter held in King George County,
“I like being a Ruritan because through the organization I can serve my community,”
On campus, he served in 2008 as president of the R-MC chapter of the College Republicans,
and in 2011 he was a member of the college’s Pre-Law Society. He is also a talented
“My parents first learned about my musical ability when, at three years old, I was
able to hum the Jeopardy! theme song,” says Moffitt. “They enrolled me
in piano lessons, which I took until I was 18.” At R-MC, Moffitt wanted to further
develop and cultivate his musical skills, and
in spring 2011 he took a semester of piano.
“This year, I wanted more of a challenge, so I took two semesters of organ with
Professor Doering, which I thoroughly enjoyed,” he says. Moffitt, who plays music
for his hometown church, has also performed in concerts at various venues, including
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.
In 2010 Moffitt did a summer internship
in King George County, where he worked for the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
“I arranged the internship by writing to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office,” he
says. “At the time I was planning on attending law school. As an intern, I primarily
observed court cases. I got to hear all kinds of cases, from traffic court to an
“I am looking at several programs, including George Mason University and Penn State
University,” he says.
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