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Stuart and Bet Cake

Stuart & Bet Cake

Are you an alumnus of ODU?
        Yes, Stuart is a Class of 1974 Alum.

What is your favorite memory of ODU Athletics?
          We actually have two that are pretty equal: When Jazz Walters hit the 3-pointer against UVA at the Ted in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to send the Lady Monarchs to the second round - and when the football team played JMU for the first time at home and the 12th Monarchs started chanting "ODU, ODU," at the end as the Monarchs sealed the win - so exciting!

Why do you support ODU athletics and its student-athletes?
         We feel it is important to support ODU and all our student athletes because students in general have to deal with very challenging academic courses and long hours of study. Those who are also student athletes have the added challenge of hours of practice and conditioning for their chosen sport(s) and many excel in both the classroom and athletics.

What do you like most about ODU as a whole?
      
There are so many opportunities for alums and other members of the community to get involved and contribute to ODU, not only by attending athletic competitions and meeting the athletes one-on-one, but by attending the President's Lecture Series, the International Festival and many other special events and programs.

What makes you most proud of ODU?
       ODU is growing, improving, winning awards, earning recognition; not resting on its laurels but ever innovative and moving forward in all endeavors.

If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would it be and why?
         Enrichment - Because ODU is the means by which students, faculty, staff, and the community at large become enriched through education, interaction, research, culture and numerous areas of study.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
          We are proud to be involved at ODU as season-ticket holders/fans for athletic events, 12th Monarchs, members of the Alumni Association, members of the Town-N-Gown organization and attendees at cultural and academic presentations, and...GO MONARCHS!!!