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Mufu Taiwo

Football, Junior

"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."

Donor Spotlight

Name:  Trey and Rebecca McGlohn

Are you an alumnus of ODU? 

Trey is an ODU alumnus. Rebecca graduated from Vanderbilt University. 

What is your favorite memory of ODU Athletics? 

My favorite ODU Athletics memories were our first date on January 31, 2008 (MBB - ODU vs. GMU) and the day I proposed to Rebecca on September 17, 2011 (FB - ODU vs. Hampton). Coincidentally, we won both games, and I won the heart of a great woman. 

Why do you support ODU Athletics and its student-athletes? 

I support ODU Athletics because it's a great way to bring our community together and give young student-athletes a platform to showcase their skills and the accumulation of years of hard work. The commitment, hard work, and teamwork necessary to achieve excellence on the athletic field will translate well to their future professions when their playing days are over. 

What do you like most about ODU as a whole?

I like ODU's tight integration into Hampton Roads. While ODU has moved past it's "commuter school" designation of decades past, I look forward to ODU being a driving force to bring young, bright, and talented people into the area and ultimately being the glue that keeps them here after they graduate.  

What makes you the most proud of ODU?

I'm most proud of ODU's willingness to be innovators in the academic world. Partnering with local businesses, collaborating with military and government organizations, and being at the forefront of distance learning are all very impressive and forward thinking accomplishments by ODU. 

If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would it be and why?

DeMarco - As in Thomas DeMarco. In my opinion, nobody has exemplified what it means to be a Monarch better than Thomas DeMarco. He didn't have the prototypical size, but he made up for it with exceptional work ethic, ingenuity, desire, leadership, and the selflessness necessary to achieve the team's goals. 

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself? 

My wife and I own Autism Consulting and Therapy, a therapeutic preschool for children on the Autism Spectrum in Virginia Beach. We're honored to partner with ODU to better serve the community while providing exceptional services for children with special needs.