Linda Murdock

Daughter Thrives in UVA’s Climate

Linda Murdock (Parent ’12)

When Linda Murdock’s daughter Carolyn (McIntire ’12) started her college career at Northwestern University, she didn’t realize how much of a “Southern girl” she really was.

“The Chicago climate was very harsh,” said the Nashville native. “Her dorm was on Lake Michigan and the wind chill would be 30 below. That was almost inhumane.”

Still, when Carolyn started thinking about transferring to UVA, Murdock had reservations. “Anytime you hear that your child wants to do something new, you always wonder if this is a whimsical idea,” she said.

But Carolyn has thrived in the warmth of Mr. Jefferson’s University, and Murdock is thrilled. Now in her third year, Carolyn has been accepted into the McIntire School of Commerce, academically among the best undergraduate business schools in the country. She serves as an officer in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and is a member of the Commerce Council.

With a minor in drama, Carolyn has also performed in two major UVA theater productions and is a member of the improv group The Whethermen. She is a tutor with Cavs in the Classroom, working with children in Charlottesville elementary schools. And she serves as a transfer student peer advisor helping other transfer students enjoy UVA as much as she does.

Considering how much her daughter has grown at UVA, Murdock was eager to support the University that has nurtured that growth. “I’ll support anything that brings such great success for my child,” she said.