Macon Connections Professional Networking Events

Macon Connections Event Features Hon. S. Chris Jones ’80

The Hon. S. Chris Jones '80The Hon. S. Chris Jones ’80 was the featured speaker at the Macon Connections Professional Networking Event held April 28, 2017 at the Country Club of Virginia. Jones, chairman of House Appropriations and delegate representing the 76th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, presented “Public Service in Mr. Jefferson’s Capitol: A Perspective from a Citizen Legislator.”

Jones, speaking to 100 alumni, students and friends of R-MC, provided an open and frank discussion about his service in the legislature, emphasizing his nonpartisan approach to governance. R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren was also among the attendees.

The Hon. S. Chris Jones ’80
At Randolph-Macon, Jones majored in pre-pharmacy and was a member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department and the Ashland Volunteer Rescue Squad. After his junior year, he transferred to the MCV School of Pharmacy, where he earned his B.S. in pharmacy in 1982. 

Jones, currently the owner, president, and pharmacist-in-charge of Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy in Suffolk, Virginia, is also the chairman of the Violet H. Greco Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for TowneBank Portsmouth. He has held a state-elected office, in the House of Delegates, 76th District, since 1998, and in 2014 he was appointed chairman of House Appropriations. In 2015, Jones was presented the R-MC Society of Alumni Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Corey Schultz 03 and Wilson Schultz 06Yellow Jacket Salute
During the Macon Connections event, the Society of Alumni presented its Yellow Jacket Salute to Corey Schultz ’03 and Wilson Schultz ’06, co-owners of Schultz Lawnscapes. The Society of Alumni created the Yellow Jacket Salute award to honor alumni who have provided outstanding service in the furtherance of the mission of Randolph-Macon College.

At R-MC, Wilson Schultz majored in economics/business, was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and played for the basketball team. Corey Schultz was also a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and majored in economics/business.

The Schultz brothers, experts at making things grow and flourish, recently finished a complete overhaul of the R-MC Dalton House landscape. The Dalton House, a home-away-from-home for alumni, now boasts an irrigation system, gorgeous plantings, and a spacious driveway. In addition, the Schultz brothers generously donated $50,000 to the Athletics Department.

Macon Connections Networking Events
Macon Connections events, held throughout the year, promote networking between alumni, friends and students.

“The R-MC community is strongest when it utilizes the services and expertise of alumni and friends of the college,” says Alice Lynch, executive director of Alumni Relations. “Randolph-Macon alumni also help secure fulfilling employment for our graduates. We are also grateful to the members of the Macon Connections Committee—Stan Jones ’83, Jeff Kelley ’04, Robyn McDougle ’98, Allison O'Brien ’77, Dee Raubenstine ’80, Scott Sutton ’87, Cristin Traylor ’97, and Laura Young ’14—for their work in making our networking events meaningful and successful.”  

Macon Connections Committee
Stan Jones '83
Jeff Kelley '04

Robin McDougle '98
Allison O'Brien '77

Dee Raubenstine '80
Scott Sutton '87
Cristin Traylor '97
Laura Young '14

Questions: Contact Alice Lynch, Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at 804-752-3039 or alicelynch@rmc.edu with questions.


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