HJ857: Commending Randolph-Macon College.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 857
Commending Randolph-Macon College.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 11, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 14, 2019

 

WHEREAS, on October 1, 2018, Randolph-Macon College, the second-oldest Methodist-run college in the nation, celebrated the 150th anniversary of the institution’s move from its original location in Boydton to Ashland; and

WHEREAS, founded in 1830 with support from Methodist organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Randolph-Macon College relocated to Ashland in 1868, after the railroad to the campus in Boydton was destroyed during the Civil War; and

WHEREAS, chronicled in the book by emeritus faculty member James Edward Scanlon, Randolph-Macon College: A Southern History, 1825 – 1967, the move granted Randolph-Macon College a more accessible location and an opportunity to build a stronger relationship with the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church; and

WHEREAS, Randolph-Macon College’s rich and vibrant partnership with the Town of Ashland has helped the institution grow to an enrollment of more than 1,400 students in a wide range of disciplines; and

WHEREAS, over the course of the past 150 years, Randolph-Macon College has become a vital part of the Ashland community, extending its school motto—Building Extraordinary Futures—to include its friends and neighbors in Ashland, as well as its students; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Randolph-Macon College on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the institution’s move to Ashland; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Randolph-Macon College as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the institution’s commitment to excellence in higher education and numerous contributions to the Ashland community.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 857

Offered February 7, 2019
Commending Randolph-Macon College.
Patrons-- Rodman; Senators: Marsden and Stuart

WHEREAS, on October 1, 2018, Randolph-Macon College, the second-oldest Methodist-run college in the nation, celebrated the 150th anniversary of the institution’s move from its original location in Boydton to Ashland; and

WHEREAS, founded in 1830 with support from Methodist organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Randolph-Macon College relocated to Ashland in 1868, after the railroad to the campus in Boydton was destroyed during the Civil War; and

WHEREAS, chronicled in the book by emeritus faculty member James Edward Scanlon, Randolph-Macon College: A Southern History, 1825 – 1967, the move granted Randolph-Macon College a more accessible location and an opportunity to build a stronger relationship with the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church; and

WHEREAS, Randolph-Macon College’s rich and vibrant partnership with the Town of Ashland has helped the institution grow to an enrollment of more than 1,400 students in a wide range of disciplines; and

WHEREAS, over the course of the past 150 years, Randolph-Macon College has become a vital part of the Ashland community, extending its school motto—Building Extraordinary Futures—to include its friends and neighbors in Ashland, as well as its students; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Randolph-Macon College on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the institution’s move to Ashland; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Randolph-Macon College as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the institution’s commitment to excellence in higher education and numerous contributions to the Ashland community.