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Are you an alumnus of
received a Bachelor of Science (Criminal Justice) in 1985 and
Master of Arts (Applied Sociology) in 1999.
What is your favorite memory of ODU
My favorite memory was ODU winning the "CAA" Football
Championship in 2012 against JMU in Harrisonburg. It was great to
see the players, coaches and fans celebrating in Harrisonburg after
the great win especially after the CAA made ODU ineligible for the
official title for moving to Conference USA. My second favorite was
beating VCU at the CAA Championship in Richmond in 2005.
Why do you support ODU athletics and its
Dominion athletics is family for me. I have had a relationship with
the athletic program since 1981 and have enjoyed providing my
support due to the commitment to excellence by our coaching staff
and the professionalism displayed by our student athletes.
What do you like most about ODU as a
Old Dominion's Administration does not accept status quo. The
construction projects for new buildings on campus and new athletic
facilities are top notch.
What makes you most proud of ODU?
I am most proud
that Old Dominion University provides future leaders. Whether
it be in the board room or on the playing field, ODU students and
alumni are making an impact in our communitiy and across the United
If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would
it be and why?
Perserverance. Perserverance presupposes confidence and few
universities can match ODU for its sense of confidence and
determination. Old Dominion administration started a football
program amid uncertainty about the financial impact and athletic
competition success on the field. Old Dominion administrators,
coaches and ODUAF perserverance allowed the football program to
become the most successful start-up program ever and have the
confidence to move to the FBS.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us
In July, I will have worked at the Norfolk Sheriff's Office
for twenty nine years as the Director of Community Corrections and
have been an adjunct professor at ODU in the Criminal Justice
Department for the last 10 years. I am a proud alumni of this
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