"Because of you, I can now pay it forward. You've given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams on and off the field and left a huge impact on my life. Now I want to do the same and help others the best way I can."
My favorite ODU athletics memory is definitely the 49-35 win over Virginia Tech in the 2018 season. Being in old Foreman Field to experience the excitement and revelry of that win and celebration over the Hokies is a memory that I'll never forget.
Why do you support ODU Athletics and its student-athletes?
ODU Athletics is now a first-class organization, more so than during my time as an undergraduate student. I support the program primarily because of my love and dedication to my alma mater and also to fund our rising sports superstars of the future. It's great to see how many ODU athletes have gone on to great success in professional sports.
What do you like most about ODU as a whole?
I have great respect for the university that Old Dominion has become since I graduated. The university's contribution to the academic community in pursuit of research, education, and scholarship are deserving of praise and commendation.
What makes you most proud of ODU?
I'm now a doctoral candidate and adjunct professor at a university in California, where I pridefully boast of Old Dominion University's origin from The College of William and Mary, the second oldest college in America, established in 1693.
If you could describe ODU in one word, what would it be and why?
That's an easy one. The word "majestical" describes ODU for me. As the lion or Monarch, the university's mascot, Old Dominion University, is characterized by dignity, honor, and majesty.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
I want to thank the professors and educators at ODU, who fostered a desire to excel in academics and to continue my education to a terminal degree. I want to thank my Sigma Nu brothers in teaching me to believe in a "Life of Love, to walk in the Way of Honor, to serve in the Light of Truth."