Roger H. Martin, Ph.D.
Robert B. Lambeth Jr. ’71
Randolph-Macon College President Robert R. Lindgren announced that the college will
confer honorary degrees on three distinguished leaders at its Commencement Ceremony
on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at R-MC’s Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza
on Henry Street.
Couric will receive the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree
and will also serve as the Commencement speaker. She is an award-winning journalist
and TV personality, a cancer-research advocate, and a best-selling author. She is
the host of Katie, a daily syndicated daytime talk show that premiered in September
2012. Couric also serves as a special correspondent for ABC News and is a contributor
to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime
news specials. Couric is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Best
Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives (Random House, 2011) and the
co-author of two children’s books.
Roger H. Martin,
Ph.D. will receive the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
He served as the 14th president of Randolph-Macon College (1997 – 2006). He is currently
president of Academic Collaborations Inc., a higher education consulting firm, and
is deputy chair of the British Schools and Universities Foundation in New York City.
Martin is the author of two books including Racing Odysseus: A College President
Becomes a Freshman Again (University of California Press, 2008). The book chronicles
his 2004 six-month sabbatical at St. John’s College where he enrolled as a freshman.
As a student at St. John’s, he studied Homer, Plato, Aeschylus, and Herodotus; became
a member of the college crew team; and forged new friendships with fellow freshman.
Robert B. Lambeth Jr.
’71 will receive the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He has served
as president of the Council for Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) since 1983.
Lambeth oversees the coordination of collaborative projects for member institutions,
including government relations, marketing, and business and purchasing activities.
He is also a staunch advocate for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program.
TAG provides more than $60 million per year to students attending Virginia's independent
colleges. In 2010, CICV formally launched the Healthcare Consortium of the Council
of Independent Colleges in Virginia, a self-insured health benefits program for
13 members of CICV. The consortium resulted in more effective cost controls, more
choices in plan design, and real negotiating power with insurance carriers.
Randolph-Macon College’s Commencement ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday,
June 1, 2013 at the R-MC Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza on Henry Street. (In the
event of rain, Commencement will be held in the Randolph-Macon Brock Sports and
Recreation Center, located at 400 N. Center Street, at 10:00 a.m.)
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