RBC Spotlight: Madie Martin, Director of Admissions
Posted On September 24, 2020
Madie Martin is the director of Admissions at Reformation Bible College. She earned her B.S. from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Ga. Previously, she worked at GEICO for 15 years, primarily in college recruitment. Most recently, she served as a senior national college recruiter on the campuses of Clemson University, University of Alabama, and University of South Carolina.
We recently sat down with Madie to ask her about her life, faith, and work at RBC.
Why do you enjoy working at RBC? I love to play a small part in helping prospective students and families see why RBC is a great choice for them.
What aspect of working with students do you find most rewarding? Seeing students officially arrive on campus is so exciting! It is such a bittersweet time talking with their parents at our family appreciation dinner each semester. I know they are happy for their sons and daughters, but it’s tough for them as they are saying goodbyes. I’m grateful to be able to encourage them during this time.
How would you describe the community or culture at RBC? RBC is a welcoming community. Students seem to truly care for and support one another.
What are your favorite hobbies? I enjoy running. I’ll often run while listening to Ligonier’s daily podcast, Renewing Your Mind.
How do you serve at your local church? I serve in the nursery at my church.
What is your favorite book of the Bible? I love reading Romans, and if I could pick a favorite book from the Old Testament, it would be the Psalms.
How many children do you have? My husband, Tim, and I have one daughter, Olivia, who is 5 years old.
How long have you lived in Florida? I’ve been in Florida for almost 6 years now. I’m originally from Georgia.
What activities do you enjoy doing in Florida? One of my favorite things to do in Central Florida is going to the town of Mount Dora. There are great places to eat, unique shops, and a nice park close to the water. It is one of my favorite places.
What advice would you give to high school students who are beginning their college search? Visit the campus if you’re able. Take part in activities the college is hosting for prospective students, like preview days and virtual events. Try to connect with current students and alumni of the college, and ask why they chose the college. Learn more about their experience.
What do most students find surprising about RBC after they’ve applied? What students find surprising is how well our faculty and staff know the students. I don’t believe you get that at most college campuses. We are unique in that way. We have a small community that cares about and wants to invest in each student.
What is your favorite lunch spot, and what is your typical order? A Chick-fil-A chicken nugget meal with buffalo sauce is a go-to, but I also enjoy tacos from Tijuana Flats.
If you had a chance to apply to RBC, what program would you choose? I would choose the Foundation Year program. It provides a solid grounding in theology, no matter where the Lord takes you.
Do you have any special memories from your years at RBC? My daughter and I enjoyed participating in the Reformers on the Run 5K a couple of years ago. And the staff-versus-student soccer game is always fun. It is an interesting rivalry, and I’m hopeful that one day we will win over the students.
When you’re going on a trip, what are your travel essentials?
I’d probably have to say my hair dryer. That’s a must.
What is your favorite spot on campus? Who doesn’t like getting a cup of coffee at our café? Next to that, I love taking a lap around the pond. It’s such a beautiful campus, and it’s wonderful to get exercise while taking in the lovely scenery.