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Bill & Lynne Monroe

Bill & Lynne Monroe

Are you an alumnus of ODU?
        Bill is an ODU Alum - BS in Business Administration, '81; Masters in Public Administration, '83. Bill also has his Juris Doctor (Law) from the University of Richmond, '87. Lynne graduated from Virginia Tech with her Bachelors in Industrial Engineering.

What is your favorite memory of ODU Athletics?
          Women's Basketball winning the National Championship and any time the ODU men's basketball team beats VCU - including this year's game!!! Incredible game!!!

Why do you support ODU athletics and its student-athletes?
         Athletics bring so much to any academic institution. In addition to providing the student body with wonderful opportunities to develop school spirit and a tight sense of community, the student athletes themselves are afforded with a unique opportunity to showcase their amazing talent while developing life skills (academics, time management, etc.) that can be utilized for a lifetime.

What do you like most about ODU as a whole?
I have really enjoyed watching ODU continue to grow and expand both in academic offerings, as well as athletics. It's presence has become even more notable in our local communites and beyond.

What makes you most proud of ODU?
      Having grown up here and as a true "local," it's gratifying to see more and more ODU alumni take their places in Hampton Roads (and beyond). More and more, we see ODU alumni growing in our communities as leaders and major decision makers.

If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would it be and why?
         INSPIRATIONAL. ODU has a great history of not resting on its laurels. From the days of being an extension of William & Mary, to ODC, to ODU, our University has continued to grow and enhance what it offers those fortunate enough to call Old Dominion University, their University.