R-MA Events and Press Releases

Cadre Promotion Ceremony August 17th

The students selected to become leaders in the Air Force JROTC program arrived on campus earlier this week and have been working hard at learning leadership and team-building skills. On Sunday, August 17th at 4:00 pm, the position selections for the year will be announced. Faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni are invited to attend this Cadre Promotion Ceremony, which will be held in Melton Memorial Gymnasium.

Don Williams Moves to Director of Services, Named to Who's Who

Don Williams is now the director of services at Randolph-Macon Academy, a co-ed boarding school in Virginia. Donald R. Williams, the former Upper School Assistant Dean at Randolph-Macon Academy, has become the Director of Services at R-MA. He is taking over from CMSgt Norman Brander, USAF Retired, who will retire next week. 

Victor Marshall Becomes Private Pilot

Victor Marshall , the son of Cheryl & Herbert Marshall of Wake Forest, NC, had a big week in late May. He became a private pilot on May 17th at the age of 18. A week later, on May 24th, he graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy, a college-prep school in northwestern Virginia.

Grace Alexander Becomes Private Pilot

For Grace Alexander of Front Royal, graduating as Randolph-Macon Academy’s valedictorian didn’t mean that she was done with the flight program at the school. By continuing to fly on the weekends following her graduation on May 24th, Alexander managed to accomplish her private pilot certification on June 15, 2014.  

Fall Registration Dates

August and the new school year will be here before you know it! Make sure you know when you need to be back on campus for fall registration!


Wed, 8/13  

Cadre Registration--10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  

Mon, 8/19   

Teunis Verheul Flies Solo

When Teunis Verheul of Great Falls decided to attend the military school Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) for the last two years of his high school career, he knew that it would change him. However, he didn’t know how drastic that change would be, or that he would discover his passion along the way. Teunis can't contain his smile after completing his first solo flight. Photo by R-MA Flight Director Laura Abraham.

Dikun “Tommy” Yu Flies Solo

Dikun "Tommy" Yu of China flew his first solo flight as part of Randolph-Macon Academy's flight program on May 22, 2014. In the fall of 2011, Dikun “Tommy” Yu came to Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) from China as an eighth grade student with only a mild interest in flying.

Spring Athletic Awards

Coaches’ Award:  John Camarella ’15, Jeremiah Hixson ‘16
Most Improved: Sopreye Eke-Spiff ‘17

Most Valuable Player: Brook D. Blair ‘14
Most Improved: Garrett Cavanaugh ‘14
Unsung Hero: Benjamin Gillis ‘14

Steve Harriman Memorial Service

A memorial service for Steve Harriman will take place at Boggs Chapel on Thursday the 5th of June at 3:00 PM, followed by a reception in the Melton Gym lobby.  All are invited to attend.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Steve Harriman Randolph-Macon Academy scholarship fund.

Urgent Financial Aid Deadline Information

*** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ***  The SSS / NAIS website that is used to process financial aid requests will shut down on June 1st as they migrate to a new system that will be available on June 2nd.

Middle School Promotion Thursday May 29th

The eighth grade students of Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School will celebrate the culmination of their middle school career at a promotion ceremony on Thursday, May 29 at 1:30 pm in Boggs Chapel.

The guest speaker for the event is Malcolm Barr Sr., a retired journalist and U.S. government public affairs officer, whose son, Malcolm Jr., graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy in 2002.  

Randolph-Macon Academy Adds Honor Society Chapters

by Jonathan Pederson ‘15

During Spring Family Day on April 25, 2014, Randolph-Macon Academy welcomed chapters of two new nationally recognized honor societies: the National Social Studies Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society.

Randolph-Macon Academy German Language Students Earn Honors

Students from Randolph-Macon Academy attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2014 National German Examinations. Randolph-Macon students earned seven Gold medals, three Silver medals, three Bronze medals, and thirteen Honorable Mentions.  According to the American Association of Teachers of German, which sponsors the exam, over 20,000 students participated in the German National Exams this year.

Randolph-Macon Academy Welcomes New Board Members

Randolph-Macon Academy’s Board of Trustees officially welcomed four new members during the board meeting held April 12, 2014: Major General David Puster, Eric Carlson, Lucy Williams Hooper, and Glenn R. Carrington.

Middle School Students Attend DoD STARBASE

The sixth grade students from Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School will spend this week (May 12-16) at The Winchester STARBASE Academy. DoD STARBASE is a Department of Defense Youth Program designed to stimulate young students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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