Randolph-Macon College welcomes Jayme Watkins, who will serve as coordinator of
Watkins will oversee the SERVE
(Students Engaging in Responsible Volunteer Experiences) program and student organizations;
advise the Service Fellows; and co-advise the Panhellenic Council. She will also
develop the SOLID (Student Organization Leaders Intentional Development), a series
designed to give student organizations, student leaders, and advisors the tools
they need to excel.
“Service is an important part of the co-curricular experience because it gives students
an opportunity to gain awareness of and consideration for others,” says Watkins.
“Helping others in the community and across the globe helps to develop the ‘whole’
student and therefore is an important educational experience.”
SERVE’s current project is the Stop Hunger
Now campaign. Volunteers, who will team up to package meals to support school
feeding programs and international crisis relief, hope to package more than 30,000
“This event will take place on October 28, 2012 in the Brock Center,” says Watkins,
who encourages those interested in volunteering to register via the
Student Life Web site. R-MC will collaborate with Duncan Memorial United
Methodist Church on the Stop Hunger Now Project.
According to Watkins, SERVE is an overarching program that assists in connecting
the Randolph-Macon community with service opportunities.
“The Student Life staff and I meet with individuals and organizations about service
projects, reflection activities, available funds, and SERVE Connect, a database
that lists service opportunities,” explains Watkins.
Watkins, a member of Phi Sigma Sigma fraternity, earned her bachelor’s degree from
Virginia Commonwealth University and her master’s degree from Old Dominion University.
As a student at ODU, she served as a graduate assistant for Fraternity and Sorority
Life. She can be reached at (804) 752-7318 or
In 2011-12, R-MC students collectively amassed more than 10,000 volunteer hours.
Students in R-MC’s Fraternity and Sorority Life contributed more than 5,000 hours
of collective service to the community, collected 550 pounds of canned food, donated
35 school-supply baskets, and donated $9,388.74 to various organizations. In addition,
$30,000 was raised and donated to the American Cancer Society from the annual Relay
for Life. The SERVE program, in the Office of Student Life, is an integral part
of Randolph-Macon’s Leadership and Service Initiatives.