Lindsy Greene '14: "My favorite part about being a Yellow Jacket is that R-MC gives me so many opportunities."
Randolph-Macon College student Lindsy Greene ’14 rarely sits still. And that’s just fine with her. The high-energy sociology/anthopology major and psychology minor rattles off a list of her R-MC connections.
“I am a Yellow Jacket tour guide, I work in the Brock Sports and Recreation Center and in Admissions, I was just appointed Head Orientation Leader, and I am vice president of New Member Education for Delta Zeta Sorority,” says Greene, a Norfolk, Virginia native. She is also the recipient of the 2013-2014 Pepper and Stuart Laughon Leadership Scholarship, which was established in 2007 to recognize and promote student leadership and community service.
Giving BackDespite her busy schedule, Greene also finds time to give back to the community.
In spring 2013 she worked as a staff volunteer at Cloverbud Camp, located at the Airfield 4-H Educational Center in Wakefield, Virginia. The camp is designed for youth ages 5-8. Campers learn about archery, animal science, marine science, fun with foods, and arts and crafts.
“I’ve been working at Airfield 4-H Educational Center for three years during the summer, and I also volunteer at specialty camps throughout the year,” explains Greene. “Many of the children who attend the camp are on scholarships and otherwise could not afford to attend. Working with children, and teaching them ‘life skills,’ is a passion of mine.” Boot CampGreene attended the 2013 Boot Camp at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Conference Center in Glen Allen, Virginia. The event was sponsored by The EDGE, within the Center for Personal and Career Development. The EDGE is a four-year program designed to help students identify their career passions, compete for meaningful employment and apply to graduate schools.
Boot Camp participants participated in mock-interview workshops, networked with alumni, and honed their professional skills. Greene was so thrilled with the weekend that she posted this on Twitter: “Attending The EDGE Boot Camp was one of the best decisions I’ve made in college thus far.”
Opportunities and ChallengesGreene credits Assistant Dean of Students Bill Blackmore for his mentorship and guidance.
“I’ve worked for Dean Blackmore in the Brock Center since my freshman year,” she says. “He really pushes me to succeed, and because of him my leadership skills have improved dramatically. I am really honored that he picked me as one of the Head Orientation Leaders and I’m excited to take on the challenges of the position.” Greene is a Yellow Jacket through and through.
“My favorite part about being a Yellow Jacket is the fact that R-MC gives me so many opportunities—opportunities that my friends at larger colleges don’t have,” she say. “I am involved on campus, have great relationships with faculty and staff, and I studied abroad in Italy during J-term 2012 with Senior Associate Dean of Students Kathryn Hull and R-MC Chaplain Darrell Headrick. I love R-MC!”
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