July 17, 2013

Meet the Yellow Jacket Club

Laura Doherty
Director of Athletic Development
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Laura Doherty is in her seventh year at Randolph-Macon and her third as Director of Athletic Development after taking the reigns in August of 2010.

Doherty is responsible for securing private gift support for R-MC's athletic programs, along with leading fund-raising efforts for the new athletic facilities. She will also work to expand development efforts to support all 17Yellow Jackets sports.

Before being named the Director of Athletic Development and Campaign Director, Doherty was Randolph-Macon's Executive Director of Development. In her previous role she oversaw annual giving, athletic fundraising, advancement services, alumni relations, special events, prospect research and management, and donor relations.

"I am looking forward to working alongside Randolph-Macon's outstanding coaches and athletic staff to continue to raise alumni support for one of the best athletic programs in Division III athletics, said Doherty."

Doherty has more than 11 years of fundraising experience in higher education advancement. She began her career at the University of Virginia where she was the Associate Director and then Director of Annual Giving for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She then moved to the University of Richmond where she was named the Director of Annual Programs.

Doherty is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond.


Megan Senske
Assistant Director of Athletic Development
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In August 2010, Megan Senske joined the Yellow Jackets Athletic Department when she assumed the role of the Assistant Director of Athletic Development. In this position she will be responsible for the Yellow Jacket Club, Athletic Events, and Athletic Reunions.

Before joining the R-MC Athletics Office, Senske worked for the College’s Office of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. In this position Senske managed Young Alumni programming, Regional Alumni Events, Affinity Reunions, and Fundraising for the Annual Fund.

Senske graduated from R-MC in 2006 with a Bacherlor of Arts in English and minors in Journalism and Sociology. Senske was a contributing member of the R-MC women’s basketball team from 2002 through 2006 which has the highest winning percentage in the school’s history and reached the Division III championship game in 2004- 2005 season.

Senske is also the Co-Advisor for the College’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity and has traveled each spring since 2007 with the school’s student contingent to build homes for the less fortunate.

In addition to her work at R-MC, Senske was a contributing correspondent for several area publications, including Ashland’s own Hearald Progress.