Major gifts

John William Fox Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has contributed $100,000 to establish the John William Fox Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Pamplin students in memory of John William (Bill) Fox Jr. (BAD ’69), of Roanoke. Fox had a successful career at Norfolk Southern Corporation and served on Alpha Natural Resources’ board during his retirement.

John H. Saunders Scholarship

John H. Saunders (ACCT ’79), of Great Falls, pledged $100,000 to create the John H. Saunders Scholarship for Pamplin students. Saunders, a managing partner at Aronson Capital Partners, serves on the Pamplin Advisory Council.

Tracy Castle-Newman Fund for Excellence in Finance

Tracy Castle-Newman (FIN ’90), of Westfield, N.J., contributed $25,000 to create the Tracy Castle-Newman Fund for Excellence in Finance to promote educational excellence in finance. Castle-Newman, a managing director of Morgan Stanley, serves on the department’s advisory board.

Mary Sue and Thomas H. Donahue Jr. Scholarship

Thomas H. Donahue Jr. (FIN ’79), of Richmond, and his wife Mary Sue Donahue have committed $50,000 to create the Mary Sue and Thomas H. Donahue Jr. Scholarship. Donahue is vice president of human resources at Estes Express Lines.

Starlette Johnson Scholarship in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Starlette Barker Johnson (FIN ’85), of Dallas, Texas, contributed $50,000 to create the Starlette Johnson Scholarship in Hospitality and Tourism Management and $25,000 to establish the Starlette Johnson Excellence Fund in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Both gifts will assist the department’s current and future students. Johnson serves on the department’s advisory board.

James D. Penny Accounting Excellence Fund

James D. Penny (ACCT ’77), of Houston, Texas, and his wife Pamela J. Penny have donated $25,000 to create the James D. Penny Accounting Excellence Fund to support accounting and information systems students. Penny is an attorney with Vinson & Elkins.

Nancy and W. Thomas Clark Jr. Excellence Fund in Finance

W. Thomas Clark Jr. (FIN ’76), of North Salem, N.Y., and his wife Nancy C. Clark have pledged $50,000 towards the establishment of the Nancy and W. Thomas Clark Jr. Excellence Fund in Finance to support finance students. Clark, a retired managing director of Morgan Stanley, is a member of the Pamplin Advisory Council.

Gregory and Kathryn Thompson Dean's Excellence Fund

Gregory C. Thompson (ACCT ’77), of Atlanta, Ga., and his wife Kathryn Thompson donated $50,000 to create the Gregory and Kathryn Thompson Dean’s Excellence Fund to provide unrestricted support for Pamplin students. Thompson, chief financial officer with Georgia Gulf Corporation, serves on the Pamplin Advisory Council.



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