Randolph-Macon College’s newest batch of “Yellow Jackets” is topping school enrollment records.
President Robert Lindgren said in a statement that 425 freshmen enrolled at R-MC for the fall semester with an overall enrollment of 1,400. Lindgren said this is the third consecutive year the school’s enrollment numbers have exceeded 1,300. This year’s freshmen class represents 16 different states, Washington D.C. and three countries.
Though, one new student, Angie Thomson, did not have to venture far from her parents’ Glen Allen home during the Aug. 28 move-in day. Ashland, however, was not her first choice. Thomson said she originally wanted to attend Christopher Newport University in Newport News, because she liked the school and its campus, but they didn’t have the degree she was looking for and R-MC has an international studies program that interested her.
“At the beginning, I was nervous because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to live on campus or at home,” Thomson said. “But my parents really encouraged me to have the college experience.”
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