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Ray Lawry

Football, Junior

"Because of you, I was able to receive a scholarship and play in front of the best fans in college football."

Donor Spotlight


Jane and Richard Joyner

Name: Jane and Richard Joyner

Are you alumni 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 makes you the most proud of ODU? It's 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.