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R-MWC senior's journey featured in The Washington Post

Masai tribeswoman breaks new ground

1/5/2004 11:43:17 AM


LYNCHBURG, Va. –Randolph-Macon Woman's College senior Kakenya Ntaiya was recently the subject of a four-part series in The Washington Post. The series began on Sunday, December 28th and ran through Wednesday, December 31st. Ntaiya, a member of the Masai tribe and native of Enoosaen, Kenya, is the first woman from her village to pursue a college degree.

The series, written by Washington Post staff writer Amy Argetsinger, chronicles Kakenya's extraordinary story and features extensive reporting and photography from both the R-MWC campus and Kakenya's home village. The entire series, as well as a photo gallery, is available online.

Founded in 1891, Randolph-Macon Woman's College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 780 women with a distinguished history of establishing global connections through international education. The College was recently honored by NAFSA: Association for International Educators for the exemplary globalization of our campus, and has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top ten national liberal arts colleges for our percentage of international students.

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