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.
Despite 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.”
Greene 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
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
Opportunities and Challenges
Greene credits Assistant Dean of Students Bill Blackmore for his mentorship and
“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
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