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Are you an alumnus of
My wife and
I both graduated from Old Dominion University in 1986.
What is your favorite memory of ODU
Until just recently, my favorite ODU memory was what I
considered the "shot heard around the world." I am referring to
Billy Mann stealing an inbounds pass and scoring with seconds left
to beat then undefeated and #1 ranked DePaul on January 10, 1981.
My new favorite moment, as I suspect is most of ODU's faithful as
well, is Trey Freeman making that buzzer beater to send our
Monarchs to the 2015 NIT Final Four.
Why do you support ODU athletics and its
Dominion University is my University. I was honored to have had the
opportunity to attend this fine institution. I feel it is my
obligation to give something back to ODU and supporting ODU
athletics is just one way I can do that.
What do you like most about ODU as a
the fact that ODU puts education first and athletics second. This
is evident in the high graduation rate of our student athletes. We
are obviously recruiting student athletes who also put their
education first and foremost over their athletic
What makes you most proud of ODU?
I am most proud of ODU
for continuing to grow as an educational institution. I have three
children who will all be attending ODU and I am pleased to know
that the education they will receive will be from one of the most
advanced curriculums offered in the state of Virginia.
If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would
it be and why?
word would probably be "stimulating." This could refer to the
educational advancments ODU keeps developing as well as the
athletic achievements that all of our sports programs continue to
Is there anything else you would like to tell us
I met my wife at ODU, my oldest daughter is Captain of the
ODU Cheer Squad, and my two youngest children are preparing for the
day they can call ODU their own. I have a lot to be thankful for
regarding Old Dominion University!
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