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Are you an alumnus of
An extremely proud
alumnus with an undergraduate degree in Economics in 1977 and
Professional Financial Planner designation in 1995.
What is your favorite memory of ODU
the NCAA Division II national basketball championship in 1975 (the
school's first national championship) featuring the "Runnin
Monarchs" of Head Coach Sonny Allen and stars Wilson Washington,
Oliver Purnell, and Jeff Fuhrmann. What a fantastic
Why do you support ODU athletics and its
believe that a well rounded college experience should contain
academics, athletics, and a social life, in that order.
What do you like most about ODU as a
A growing blend of
on campus students combined with those who commuted to campus, such
What makes you most proud of ODU?
I had offers to go to bigger
schools such as the University of Virginia, however, remaining
close to home and family was a choice that I made and I'm glad that
I chose that educational path. I am particularly proud of the
growth in the engineering and business programs.
If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would
it be and why?
Dynamic as I feel
that the school is a force that stimulates progress, a prime
example of which is taking a lead role in the Commonwealth of
Virginia regarding climate change, specifically in identifying the
flooding impacts of sea level rise on the communities in Hampton
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about
after 31 plus years working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Old Dominion University gave me the opportunity to compete and
prosper in an engineering environment.
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