Dustin Baellow '13 is an economics/business and
arts management major.
Randolph-Macon College student Dustin Baellow ’13 says he knew
R-MC was the right college for him when he visited during recruitment season. A
soccer player, Baellow looked at several schools before heading to Ashland
at the invitation of Head Men’s Soccer Coach Peter McEvoy.
“Coach McEvoy said I could play both baseball and soccer at R-MC,” recalls Baellow,
a Charlottesville, Virginia native. “During my
campus visit, the community was so polite and accommodating, and I knew
I would love it here. I made up my mind on the drive home.”
Baellow, an economics/business and
arts management major, is a member of
many campus organizations, including Relay
for Life, Judicial Council, Campus Events Committee,
Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Millennials for F.R.E.E.DOM. He is the founder of
Hillel, an organization that offers programs and services to Jewish students at
R-MC. The Hillel hosts events such as an annual Passover Seder and helps members
apply for trips to Israel.
Baellow, a Resident Assistant,
was recently voted MVP of the Resident Assistant (RA) staff. He also works as a
mentor in the Higgins Academic Center
“As a freshmen RA, I am responsible for helping new students get acclimated to Ashland
and life at R-MC,” he says. “As a HAC mentor, I help students with studying and
time-management skills. I love helping others.”
Baellow was also voted Outstanding New Member of the Inter-Fraternity Counsel. He
has been on the Dean’s List every semester of his college career, and he is a member
of Omicron Delta Kappa
National Leadership Honor Society.
During January Term 2013, Baellow
will get some real-world experience when he interns at the American Cancer Society
in Glen Allen, Virginia.
“I will be interning in the planned-giving department,” he says. “I look forward
to helping with such a great cause—the American Cancer Society, the organization
that also runs the Relay for Life,” he says. “Professor Ed Showalter and the staff
in the R-MC Center for Personal and Career Development
helped arrange my internship. I can’t
wait for J-term.”
As for his post-R-MC plans, Baellow says he is inspired by his parents.
“I have always wanted to be in the business world because my parents own a small
business in Charlottesville,” he says. “R-MC’s business program was a huge factor
in my decision to come here. I also want to go into the non-profit world and help
with fundraising and events planning. I love working on the Relay for Life committee
and Hillel, and I want to continue that type of work after I graduate. There are
so many opportunities to get involved here. Whatever your passions are, Randolph-Macon
College has something for everyone.”
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