Major Gifts

Eaton scholarship

Charles L. Eaton (ACCT ’53), of Pinehurst, N.C., has given an additional $33,000 to the Charles L. Eaton College of Business Scholarship, established in 1995 to benefit Pamplin students.

Evans MBA fellowship

William D. Evans (MBA ’74), of Bluefield, Va., through two charitable gift annuities, has given $200,000 toward the establishment of the William D. Evans MBA Fellowship. The fund will provide for expanded opportunities to MBA students.

Groover scholarship fund

John L. Groover (MKTG ’78), of Austin, Texas, has donated $25,000 to the Brittany Groover Memorial Scholarship, established in honor of Groover’s niece, Brittany. Groover has also made a generous bequest to the Department of Management that will endow a Fund for Excellence to provide unrestricted funding in perpetuity to the department.

Petrine Management Fund

Deborah L. Petrine (MGT ’80), of Hardy, Va., and her husband James (BSCE ’78), have pledged $25,000 to create the James G. and Deborah L. Petrine Excellence Fund in Management to give back to their alma mater and to support students enrolled in the management program.

Sorensen fellowship

Pamplin dean Richard E. Sorensen, of Blacksburg, Va., and his wife, Carol, have pledged $50,000 to establish the Richard E. Sorensen Junior Faculty Fellowship Endowment for the college. Income distributions from the fellowship will be used to provide funding for junior faculty within the college. Sorensen has been dean since 1982. He and his wife have been strong supporters of the college.

SEED, BASIS endowment

Carl Verboncoeur (MBA ’77), of Potomac, Md., and his wife Lynn, have made a gift of $30,000 to create the Verboncoeur Family Fund for Excellence for SEED and BASIS Endowment. Proceeds from the endowed fund will benefit the student-led BASIS (Bonds and Securities Investing by Students) and SEED (Student Endowment for Educational Development) programs. In addition, Carl Verboncoeur contributed $40,000 to help fund Bloomberg terminal subscriptions for students.

Winder ACIS gift

Timothy C. Winder (ACCT ’87), of Glen Allen, Va., and his wife, Linda, have presented the Pamplin College of Business with a $25,000 commitment to create the Tim and Linda Winder Excellence Fund in Accounting and Information Systems. The Winders have made an additional pledge as part of the Ernst & Young Partners Fund for Excellence in ACIS (see story in this issue).

Wohlleben fund for ACIS

Paul A. Wohlleben (FIN ’72), of Oakton, Va., and his wife, Sharon, have pledged $50,000 to the college to establish the Paul and Sharon Wohlleben Fund for Excellence in Accounting and Information Systems to create expanded opportunities for educational excellence in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

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