Ky Hoang '14
Kristian Spencer '14
Randolph-Macon College students have a long tradition of helping others through
community service. A new monthly award program honors students for their volunteer
SERVE (Students Engaged
in Responsible Volunteer Experiences) awards are given to individuals and organizations
that excel at giving back to the community.
“This is a way for us to highlight and honor the great work that students are doing,”
says Jayme Watkins, coordinator of co-curricular programs. Watkins also oversees
the SERVE program and
student organizations; advises the
Service Fellows; and co-advises the Panhellenic Council.
The following SERVE awards were presented for the months of November and December,
Sigma Phi Epsilon
was awarded the Above and Beyond Award. This award is given to the student organization
that excels in service and philanthropic giving. Sigma Phi Epsilon logged 186 hours
of service and donated money to T.A.K.E. Defense, an organization that provides
self-defense training for women. Most of the group’s service hours came through
planning and participation in their event, Rage Against Sexual Violence.
Sigma Phi Epsilon President Ky Hoang ’14 explains:
“We sponsored Rage Against Sexual Violence to raise awareness about sexual violence,”
says Hoang. “We accepted donations, and 100% of the proceeds were given to T.A.K.E
Rob Rhoton ’14, the programming chair for Sigma Phi Epsilon, says,
“Community service is important to Sigma Phi Epsilon because it provides us with
the opportunity to better ourselves and to give back to others.”
Kristian Spencer ’14 was awarded the Round of Applause Award. This
award is given to the student who excels in service and philanthropic giving.
Spencer logged 26.5 hours of service through various service activities. A
drama and women’s studies major,
Spencer is active in many campus organizations:
Alpha Phi Omega, OSMA (Organization for Sexual Minorities and Allies), Macon Peer
Response, Sign Language Club, Concert Choir, and the Franklin Debating Society.
“I volunteer because I love helping others and bettering the community,” says Spencer.
“I am thrilled to receive this award. It is a great honor to be recognized for my
hard work and involvement on campus. Life at R-MC is more than academics; there
are so many wonderful organizations that students can join.”