R-MC's annual Scholarship Dinner brings together
scholarship recipients and their benefactors.
On April 3, 2013, Randolph-Macon College scholarship
recipients and their benefactors gathered for the Annual Scholarship Dinner in the
Brock Sports and Recreation Center.
Josh Storm ’13, a biology major
from Forest, Virginia and the recipient of The Lucy, John and Georgina Childs Scholarship,
“I have loved my Randolph-Macon experience, during which I have had the opportunity
to receive an outstanding education, play on the Yellow Jacket
football team, participate in two internships at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital
through the Bassett Internship program,
and develop relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime,” said Storm.
Brooke Thompson ’16, a Dr.
Paul H. Wornom Pre-Medicine Fellow and the first recipient of The Drs. Stephen
and Georganne Long Scholarship, gave the invocation. Thompson is following a
pre-med track and plans to pursue a career in pediatric surgery.
Following a sit-down dinner, Laura Young ’14, a
political science and communication
studies major, told the crowd, “I thank our scholarship donors for your
generosity. The gifts you have given, and the gifts you will make, allow us to attend
Randolph-Macon College, and we are truly grateful.” Young, the recipient of The
Porter Hardy Jr. Scholarship, introduced R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren.
“What I love about this banquet is that what brings us all here, and unites us tonight,
is a shared sense that this is a remarkable place,” said Lindgren. “The donors in
this room, and the donors before them, have created something that makes not only
a great difference, but something more than a difference, in fact something that
turns differences and diversities into dynamics of accomplishment. I now implore
the students in this room to strive to mirror the example of our donors. The donors
have created something that makes a difference, and now you, the recipients, have
the opportunity and duty to do something in your lives that makes a comparable difference.
Be bold, lead creatively, and do not yield!”
There are currently 242 recipients of
endowed scholarships at Randolph-Macon. Of the 26 students recently elected
to Phi Beta Kappa, 18 are recipients of endowed scholarships. R-MC also boasts five
new Wornom Fellows, a group of freshmen who are on their way to medical school and
are supported through a scholarship created by the late Paul Wornom ’37.
The Scholarship Banquet concluded with the singing of the alma mater.