Sandrine Teixidor, PhD
Ioseb "Soso" Mamukelashvili hails from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. In 2008 Soso, an accounting and economics double major, researched the topic Economic Growth and Human Capital in Eastern Europe: The Transition in Georgia for his SURF (Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship) project. Soso sent blog entries to the college during his studies, giving readers insight into the research process and his findings. Soso attended R-MC on a Rotary scholarship and attended the annual conference of Rotary District 7570, which was held in March, 2009 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. During the conference, Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren was the keynote speaker and spoke to the audience of 800 Rotarians about the benefits of international study to students in today's world and acknowledged Soso's success at the college.