Dudley Woody '74 is national president of Pi Kappa Phi.
In January, David Robinson climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to honor his 11-year-old nephew, who has a disease that affects his brain, spinal cord, nerves and skin. Robinson also raised more than $33,000 for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
Roanoke College students study the impact of a senior assistance program
"...at a time in life when most retired people's incomes are decreasing, mine has increased," says Whitehurst.
"These four scholarships reflect the generosity and leadership of Roanoke alumni and friends. Through the endowment process scholarships such as these benefit students by providing financial aid now and into the future," states Kim Blair '93
"What has always attracted us to Roanoke College is the attention to the outside: the beauty of the campus and the fit of the school within the town," Greg explains. "We wanted to see the same care given to the inside."
On June 30, 1987, the $5,000 challenge goal was met and the Powell Scholarship Fund was officially established.
"So when he pledged his support of the College and his fraternity, he saw that as a lifelong commitment."
My family and I just felt that something wasn't quite finished because of Jeff's accident. We felt like the College had made such a lasting impact on him, and he on the College, and we wanted to honor that. That's what the award is really about," said Childs
"Kam was beyond special to me," states Collins-Carruth. "To be able to set up an endowment in his honor, at Roanoke - where I had the privilege of meeting some of my dearest friends - will hopefully keep his spirit alive not only for me but for all that knew, loved and enjoyed him."
"Such endowed professorships enable the College to attract outstanding new faculty as well as to recognize faculty who have served the College for a number of years."