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WildCat Weekend kicks off with College Community Cookout

Students and alumnae have conversations over dinner at the College Community Cookout

Students and alumnae have conversations over dinner at the College Community Cookout

Randolph students had the opportunity to network with some of the College’s most distinguished graduates during the first-ever College Community Cookout Friday evening.

The event, which was part of WildCat Weekend festivities, was held on the Bell Quad and included dinner, live music, and other activities for students, alumnae and alumni, faculty and staff, and visiting families. There was also a special activity to help participants sign up for the new networking platform, RandolphConnect.

One of the alumnae in attendance was Eve Lincoln ’07, who is a civil litigation attorney for Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC in New Windsor, New York. Lincoln said the College allowed her to explore and find her true passions and future goals, and gave her the self-esteem and confidence needed to chase her dreams and succeed.

“The challenging and rigorous academic demands of R-MWC gave me superior verbal and written communication, research, and analytical skills that I know helped me easily excel in law school and my career as an attorney,” Lincoln said. “I often tell people that law school was a piece of cake compared to R-MWC, which speaks volumes of how well it prepared me for my future.

“All that aside, my favorite gift from my time at R-MWC are the lifelong friendships I now have with amazing women all over the country and world,” Lincoln added. “My Facebook newsfeed is inspiring and impressive!”

Students also appreciated the opportunity to meet a variety of alumnae at the College Community Cookout.

“I feel like this was a great way to meet new people, rather than meeting online,” said Najahe Eldridge ’20. “Meeting in person makes it a much more genuine connection.”

“It’s awesome talking to people who were here before us and have gone through the same experiences and to hear about the stuff they’re doing now,” added Essence Patrick ’20.

WildCat Weekend resumes Saturday with Homecoming, WildCat Day for prospective students, and much more. See for the complete schedule.

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