Ky Hoang '14
Ky Hoang graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Business and Arts Management. From Chantilly, Virginia, he is the son of Mai Trinh.
“I believe that the education and experiences we have received from Randolph-Macon have prepared us to meet the challenges that we will inevitably meet in the ‘real world,’” said Hoang to his fellow graduates. “As the recipients of a liberal arts education, we were challenged by our professors academically, involved in extensive classroom discussions, participated in independent study, and joined organizations that allowed us to engage in service-learning and outreach. As a result, we are more prepared for the ‘real world’ as educated citizens.”
Hoang spoke about the importance of learning from “missteps” and encouraged graduates to remember their alma mater, to give back to the community, and to have fun.
“Life will be challenging,” he said. “It will be unpredictable. But ultimately, it will be wildly fulfilling. I challenge you to take what you have learned in the past four years and apply it to your future endeavors as educated citizens.”
About Ky Hoang
A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Hoang served as president, vice president of communications, and chair for Relay for Life. In 2012, he was awarded a $1,000 Sigma Phi Epsilon National Competition Scholarship by the SigEp Educational Foundation. Hoang also served as a student representative on the College Life Committee, was an Orientation Leader his junior year and one of only two Head Orientation Leaders his senior year. In addition, he served as a mentor in the Higgins Academic Center, completed two internships and studied abroad in Great Britain during a January Term (J-term).
Hoang was presented the 2014 Greek Man of the Year award at R-MC’s annual Omicron Delta Kappa Awards Ceremony. Founded in 1914, ODK is a national Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.