Randolph-Macon College, or R-MC, was founded by the Virginia Methodists in 1830. Named in honor of statesmen John Randolph of Roanoke, and Nathaniel Macon, R-MC was originally situated in Boydton. It moved to its present 110-acre campus in Ashland, Virginia after the Civil War. This coeducational liberal arts college is one of the oldest Methodist-run institutes in the country.
R-MC offers a number of majors and minors. Courses are available in art history, computer science drama, Asian studies, international studies, education, literature, music, women's studies, studio art, and religious studies, among others. The college also provides various internships and study abroad programs.
The sports teams of R-MC are known as the Yellow Jackets. The athletics department of the college is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. The teams participate in sports like baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, field hockey, softball, swimming, and volleyball.
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