Statesman Scholar Noah George
Noah George says that attending Richard Bland College of William & Mary was the single best decision he’s ever made. George arrived from Prince George County High School determined to earn the education and experience needed to pursue his career goal. A member of the RBC class of 2020, George will attend William & Mary next year to pursue a bachelor’s degree in software engineering.
“Richard Bland has given me opportunities to express myself and expand my talents,” the honor student says. “I’ve held leadership positions in three clubs, including Statesman Studios, Dungeons & Dragons and Computer/Robotics. These resources have helped me become the person I am today.”
In high school, Noah initially gravitated toward the arts. It wasn’t until his junior year that he says the “cool” world of technology captured his attention. His father bought him a small computer called Raspberry Pi, and he ventured into the world of programming.
“I wasn’t making Facebook,” George joked, “but through a program called Scratch, I began designing software games for children.”
Once he arrived at Richard Bland, George became immersed in technology. He landed a student-worker position in the IT Department which fueled his passion even more.
“Working with the IT Department is amazing,” George says. “The resources I’ve been exposed to at RBC are unmatched. Working with 3D printers and high-level professional servers will carry over into my professional path.”
George hails the opportunity to participate in RBC’s Bridge Program by taking classes at William & Mary twice a week.
“By being part of the Bridge Program with William & Mary, I’ve been able to attend a public Ivy League school and will transfer to W&M without a lot of debt. And I have been able to learn under the expertise of professional software engineers through RBC’s new streamed on-line programming classes with William & Mary,” says George.