Donor Spotlight


Richard Joyner

Jane and Richard Joyner 


Are you an alumnus of ODU? Yes, 1972 and 1973

What is your favorite memory of ODU Athletics? Many great memories but standouts are: ODU victory over DePaul (1981) and first ODU football game with Chowan College (2009). Since waiting over 30 years for a football program, we have been overwhelmed as to the continuing successes.

Why do you support ODU Athletics and its student-athletes? We are pleased with ODU's involvement with the Hampton Roads Communities and how it enriches the quality of life in areas of education, and environmental and transportation issues. In addition, we have first class athletic programs at ODU.

What do you like most about ODU as a whole? We often comment on how many truly nice people we encounter at ODU functions, and how we are made to feel a part of the ODU family.

What makes you the most proud of ODU?  Its outstanding academic and athletic programs.

If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would it be and why? INSPIRING: ODU continues to set and achieve high standards and goals serving young people not only in our community and state but also on a national level. It is always exciting to read about Old Dominion's partnerships with both private and public organizations.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself? We are proud to be alumni from such a fine institution that everyday grows in prestige and recognition throughout our country. As we travel and proudly wear the ODU logo, it is amazing how so many people recognize ODU and its' quality reputation.