Donor Spotlight

Bay -creek


Tom and Nancy Winborne

Are you an alumni of ODU?
No, we are not alumni. Our daughter (Kathy Thomas Winborne Henderson) is an      alumna.

What is your favorite memory of ODU Athletics?
Our favorite memory of ODU athletics is the last basketball game of the 2014-2015 season. The final score was very exciting. We were so proud that the Monarchs were going to Madison Square Garden in NYC.

Why do you support ODU athletics and its student-athletes?
We support ODU athletics because it has brought such a tremendous sense of community to the region. When the first football season arrived, it was amazing how the alumni and supporters came out to celebrate. ODU athletics has transformed ODU from a commuter college into a regional and national university. We feel that the support of athletes is important because the university needs to attract exceptional athletes. Scholarships are very needed to attract the most talented athletes.

What do you like most about ODU as a whole?
As a whole ODU is wonderful for the Hampton Roads region. The strong educational programs are influential in attracting the most talented athletes.  We enjoy being in the suites watching football and basketball games with friends, family, and clients.

If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would it be and why?
We would use the word "BLUE" to describe ODU. Whenever we think of ODU, blue is what we see. Big Blue, Monarchs, academics, students, faculty and fans leave the image of blue wherever they go.