John Rodriguez '14
Josh Anoff '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 great 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 January 2013:
The Above and Beyond Award was presented to Kappa Sigma
fraternity. This award is given to the student organization that excels
in service and philanthropic giving.
During January 2013, Kappa Sigma brothers and alumni assisted with the Sigma Theta
chapter of Kappa Sigma at Christopher Newport University with chapter installation.
The brothers spent the weekend helping initiate brothers and also spent time teaching
brothers ritual and other organizational procedures.
“Our chapter is often called upon to help with installations, and we’re more than
willing to help,” says R-MC KS President John Rodriguez ’14. “Our
chapter has also assisted the Office of Residence
Life and Housing by running errands, assisting with office projects and
helping with tasks. We hope to continue our community service, with a goal of achieving
2,000 hours of service this year.”
The Round of Applause Award was presented to Josh Anoff ’14. This
award is given to the student who excels in service and philanthropic giving.
Anoff, a biology major, is an active member
of Kappa Sigma who serves as Grand Master of Ceremonies. He is also the vice president
of R-MC Hillel, an organization that offers programs and services to Jewish students
at R-MC, and he is a member of Beta Beta Beta, a biology honors fraternity.
“I volunteer because, as a man of Kappa Sigma, community service is one of the four
pillars that we observe and perform,” says Anoff. “I perform community service to
help others and to be the best man that I am capable of being. I am honored to receive