Tributary Gifts

Honor someone you love with a tributary gift

In Honor of Gifts

Gifts to the College at Wise may be made in honor of a person or a special event in the life of a loved one. Many choose to honor a particular faculty member, classmate, their parents, or friends — anyone who has inspired them, challenged them, and helped them to grow. Others honor birthdays, anniversaries, and many other special occasions. Just be sure to indicate the full name of the person you wish to honor and the College will notify them of your kindness. Honorary gifts are listed below for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

In Memory of Gifts

Gifts to the College may also be made in memory of a person who has affected the life of the donor or at the passing of a family, friend, or colleague. Memorial gifts are a beautiful and loving way to pay special tribute to a loved one. Please indicate the full name of the person and who you would like us to let know of your gift. Memorial gifts are listed below for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

Twinleaf Society Clock Personalized Pavers

Another possible way to give in honor of or in memory of someone is by making a contribution for a personalized brick to be placed at the Twinleaf Clock, which is conveniently located near the Chapel of All Faiths and across from Crockett Hall. Each brick is $500 and may include up to three lines of text that can include up to 18 characters each. 

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In Honor of and in Memory of Gifts

(July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022)

In memory of Gary Adams for the Gary F. Adams Tennis Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Wade

In honor of Katie Allen for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Michael and Jessica Dowling
  • John and Mary Jo Kilgallon

In memory of Jerrad Anderson for the Jerrad Anderson Scholarship made by:

  • Jerilyn Anderson
  • Sheila Anderson
  • Mary Annarella
  • Anonymous (12 gifts)
  • Meghan Baumler
  • Hu and Nell Benton
  • Adreda Brown
  • Kari Buchanan
  • Danjie Chen
  • Kirsten Crosby
  • Brent and Marcy Crouch
  • Tom and Linda Diak
  • Dawn Eltermann
  • Alex and Joyce Erby
  • Deborah Floyd
  • Pam Franck
  • Susan Green
  • Marie Greene
  • Ross Gregory
  • Ute Mandy Grzanna
  • Mila Hago
  • Diane Ingle
  • Phil and Janelle Koeller
  • Andrei Kramer
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Warren and Lydia Leap
  • Marvin Leppard
  • Judith Lewis
  • Mark and Samantha Mahoney
  • John McCormack
  • Matthew McCurry
  • Gail Mello
  • Jan Miller
  • Joyce Oakes
  • Gregory Outlaw
  • Sibel Ozturk
  • Stefan Pannier
  • Katherine Rowan
  • Kim Russo
  • Knute Scholl
  • B. Greg and Susan Shifflett
  • Pedro Soares
  • John Stegelmeyer
  • Khaja Subhani
  • Alice Tobin
  • Thomas and Alena Volk
  • Spencer Warren
  • Bruce Wasem
  • Cheryl Wilson-Tillman

In memory of Darlene Arnold for Campus Beautification Fund (for a bench) made by:

  • Jack Arnold

In memory of John Asbury, Jr. for the Nell H. Asbury Scholarship made by:

  • Anonymous

In memory of Freda Atwood for the Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Bonnie Aker
  • Anonymous
  • Dana Case
  • Mickey Castle and Sue Kern
  • Virginia Cooper
  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • Nancy Dotson
  • Jim and Sue Fischer
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Donald Lay
  • Gregory and Carol Perry
  • Roger Robinette

In memory of Freda Atwood for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Van Daniel

In honor of J. B. and Freda Atwood for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of J. B. Atwood, Jr. for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In memory of Rex Baird for the J. Rex Baird Scholarship in Biology made by:

  • Mary Ramseyer
  • Roger and Lora Williams

In memory of Rex Baird for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Chris Baker for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship made by:

  • Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

In memory of Roy Ball for the Language and Literature Department made by:

  • Karen Moore

In memory of Joshua Bentley for the Joshua Bentley Memorial Football Scholarship made by:

  • Jerry and Karen Bentley

In memory of Paul Bentley for the Joshua Bentley Memorial Football Scholarship made by:

  • Winston and Tami Ely
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Southern Dwellings Real Estate
  • Donna Bentley Williams

In honor of Gil and Martha Blackburn for Smiddy's Cupboard made by:

  • Dennis and Frances Sturdavant

In honor of Martha Blackburn for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship made by:

  • Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

In honor of Rosa Bott for Restricted Gift made by:

  • Sally Baird

In memory of Christina Brame for UVA Wise Student/Faculty/Staff Relief Efforts (Bristol Air Purifiers) made by:

  • Priscilla Brame

In memory of Lucille Carico for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship made by:

  • Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Steven and Suzanna Mullins
  • Charles and Erin Slemp
  • Jimmy and Roberta Smallwood
  • James and Jewell Worley

In honor of Betty Wells Carter for Smiddy's Cupboard made by

  • Wayne and Brenda Edwards

In memory of Elizabeth Cauthen for the Fred B. Greear Scholarship made by:

  • Bruce and Nancy Cauthen

In memory of Connie Clark for Student Scholarships made by:

  • Patricia Graham

In honor of Lauren Cole for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Joy McCauley
  • Tara McConnell
  • Spencer Seeley

In memory of Bill and Rick Collie for the Bill and Rick Collie Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sherry Collie

In honor of Reverend James Collie for the Bill and Rick Collie Scholarship made by:

  • Sally Baird

In memory of Robert Collins and Barbara Benko Collins for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Ann Reed

In memory of Bob Colyer, Sr. for the Colyer Family Endowed Scholarship made by:

  • Don and Gigi Pippin

In memory of Bob Colyer, Sr. for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Mike Combs for the Alumni Association made by:

  • Wayne and Brenda Edwards
  • Cathy Sandidge
  • Randy and Yvonne Wampler

In memory of Mike Combs for the M & M Gilliam Cavs Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Mike Combs for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Sheila Combs for the Alumni Association made by:

  • Randy and Yvonne Wampler

In honor of James Cox for the Alumni Association made by:

  • Sheila Combs

In honor of Ella Creagh for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Matthew and Susan Creagh
  • Karli Hill
  • Mark and Michelle Lastovka

In memory of Fred and Anna Culbertson for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of George and Nancy Culbertson for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Nancy Culbertson's birthday and anniversary for the Nancy Bise Culbertson Scholarship made by:

  • George Culbertson

In honor of Carolyn Cummins for the Charles S. Perkins and Celestine Wright Perkins Scholarship made by:

  • Catherine Cummins
  • Chris and Mary Anne Cummins
  • Cecilia Lasyone
  • Allen and Claudia Knapp

In honor of Catherine Cummins for the Ralph & Carolyn Cummins Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Cummins

In memory of Charles Cummins for the Ralph & Carolyn Cummins Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Cummins

In honor of Kameryn Darrington for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Jennifer Herrera
  • Heather Kilgore
  • Jeannie Kuley
  • Frank Turner
  • Sean Stepowany

In memory of Dick Davidson for the M & M Gilliam Cavs Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Don and Gigi Pippin

In memory of Dick Davidson for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Karen Dennehy for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Gregory and Angela Apgar
  • Roger and Mary Anne Steinberg

In honor of Meghan Dennehy for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Claudia Rosenshield

In honor of George Anna Dotson and in memory of Roger Dotson for the Twinleaf Society Fund (brick) made by:

  • Frankie Holbrook
  • Jo Stewart

In honor of Jim Dotson for the Jim and June Dotson Scholarship made by:

  • Kyle and Cheryl Redman

In honor of Jordan Edwards for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Mat Wilson

In honor of Wayne and Brenda Edwards for Smiddy's Cupboard made by:

  • Dennis and Frances Sturdavant

In memory of William Bradley Elkins for the William Bradley Elkins Scholarship made by:

  • Joseph and Sarah Perry

In honor of Tami Ely for the Norma Amer Siemen Scholarship in Business made by:

  • Jason and Karen Riggs

In honor of Winston Ely for the Mark and Ruby Ely Scholarship made by:

  • Jason and Karen Riggs

In memory of Rachel Endicott for the Rachel Endicott Memorial Nursing Scholarship made by:

  • Dean and Kathy Addington

In memory of Charles Engle for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Sim Ewing for Campus Beautification Fund (bench) made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Frank and Rose Fischer for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of Jim Fischer for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In honor of Jim and Sue Fischer for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Pam Fischer for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of Sue Fischer for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In memory of Brent Fleming for the J. Brent Fleming Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Steven and Julie Davis
  • Dickenson County Bar Association
  • Betty Fleming
  • Roy and Cindy Jessee
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Mary McCoy
  • Kim McFall
  • Kevin and Sandra Mullins
  • Stephen Mullins and Carrie Hawkins
  • Jim Manicure
  • Timothy and Deborah Noonkester
  • Joe and Jerry Scardo
  • Blake Stanley and Susan Wood
  • Ronald and Elizabeth Thomason
  • Mark and Janie Vanover

In memory of Doug Fleming for the Royal Douglas Fleming Scholarship made by:

  • Sue Ellen Fleming

In honor of Alan Foster and Kaye Lawson for the C. Bascom Slemp Experiential Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Christopher Freeman for the Christopher Freeman Scholarship made by:

  • David Crutchfield
  • Betty Ely
  • Bruce Gaston
  • Philip and Kathryn Jacobson
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Madge Pope
  • Edward and Betsy Yaratch

In memory of David Wayne Fuller for the David Wayne Fuller Scholarship made by:

  • Susan King

In memory of Steven Gardner for General Athletics made by:

  • Judy Abbott

In memory of James and Lorene Gibson for the Chemistry Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Lawrence Brown and Mary Elizabeth Gibson

In memory of Tyler Giles for the Alumni Association made by:

  • Judy Abbott

In memory of Tyler Giles for the Larry McReynolds Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Anonymous

In honor of Marvin and Marcia Gilliam for the M & M Gilliam Cavs Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Grace Golatt for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Rochelle Grate

In memory of Louise Witt Good for Greatest Needs made by:

  • Phyllis Ford

In memory of Dalton Graham for General Athletics made by:

  • Wilma Graham

In honor of Donna Gail Hale for the Donna Hale Scholarship made by:

  • Robert and Lisa Payne

In honor of Maya Hamlett for Volleyball made by:

  • Ingrid Hamlett

In honor of Allen and Donna Henry for the M & M Gilliam Cavs Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Betty Humphreys for the Betty M. Humphreys FBLA Leadership Scholarship made by:

  • Danny and Anne Marie Baker
  • Glenna Hensdill

In memory of Huck Hunnicutt for the Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter Joseph F. Hunnicutt Pepsi Scholarship made by:

  • Epsilon Epsilon Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter
  • James and Amanda Tiffany
  • James Trullender

In memory of Huck Hunnicutt for the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Hawpe-Donathan Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Ted Leonard

In memory of Huck Hunnicutt for the Pi Kappa Phi Leadership Scholarship made by:

  • Ted Leonard

In memory of Bob Isaac for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Bob Isaac for the Robert E. Isaac and Dorothy Isaac Scholarship made by:

  • Anonymous
  • Daisy Portuondo
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Sadie Jones for the Sadie Stone Jones Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Maurice & Cynthia Gover

In honor of William P. Kanto, Sr. for his support of education for the Kanto Award made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Brent Kennedy for Campus Beautification (bench) made by:

  • Robyn Kennedy
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Brent Kennedy for the N. Brent Kennedy Scholarship in Appalachian Studies made by:

  • Don and Gigi Pippin
  • Mary Ramseyer

In memory of Brent Kennedy for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Claudia Knapp for the Ralph & Carolyn Cummins Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Cummins

In honor of Kaila Lacey for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Helen Mavroidis

In memory of Michael "Bert" Lambert for the Michael "Bert" Lambert Bicentennial Scholarship in Business Fund made by:

  • Mark and Sheila Gadd
  • Donna Haynes
  • Dustin and Sarah Lambert
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Gary and Donna Robbins
  • Allen and Joan Savilla
  • South-West Insurance Agency
  • Danny and Agnes Stanley
  • Peggy Stanley

In honor of Cecilia Lasyone for the Ralph & Carolyn Cummins Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Cummins

In honor of Valerie Lawson for the Valerie and Steve Lawson Scholarship made by:

  • Sally Baird

In memory of Susan Marie Nelson for the Nelson-Hopkins Scholarship made by:

  • Jeremiah and Ann-Delyse Hopkins

In memory of Maria Theresia Gabriele Mason for the Maria Theresia Gabriele Mason Scholarship made by:

  • Don and Jonelle Stephens

In honor of William Maxwell for the UVA Wise Library (book Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael A. Dirr) made by:

  • Chris Evans and Gregory Garland

In honor of Emma McCauley for Women's Softball made by:

  • Joy McCauley

In memory of Pam McKnight for the Pamela J. McKnight History Scholars Fund made by:

  • Judy Abbott
  • Kristina Charles
  • Tom Costa and Mary Martin
  • Ricky Hopkins
  • James Humphreys
  • Joshua Justice and Ella Smith-Justice
  • Dallas and Marian McKnight
  • Rick and Holly Meade
  • James and Marcia Mitchell
  • Rusty and Martha Necessary
  • Kenneth Noe
  • Marcia Quesenberry
  • Jonathan Sarris
  • Steven and Cassandra Sproles
  • Jalen Sykes and Kaillen Deel
  • Bruce Wasem

In memory of Pam McKnight for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Ruby Meade for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Carol Morley for the Ralph & Carolyn Cummins Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Cummins

In memory of Danny Mullins for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Freddie and Karen Mullins for the Freddie E. and Karen S. Mullins Scholarship made by:

  • Freddie and Marnie Mullins
  • Laura Faye Robinson

In memory of Martha Peake for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Augusto Portuondo for the Augusto Portuondo Award in Spanish made by:

  • Scott and Cristina Portuondo Marcus

In honor of Richard and Doris Price for 70th Anniversary for the Richard W. and Doris J. Price Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Robert Price, Pam Collie-Price, Lance Collie, Luke Collie for the Bill and Rick Collie Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sherry Collie

In honor of Gena Prince for the Georgia Eller Jones and Gusteva Wallen Scott Scholarship made by:

  • Alia Head

In memory of Merry Lu Prior for the Merry Lu Prior Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Ricky Hopkins

In honor of Kendall Rainey for the Kendall M. Rainey Scholarship made by:

  • Travis and Lauren Leager
  • Thomas and Rebecca Rickman

In memory of Gary Rakes for the C. Gary Rakes Endowed Scholarship made by:

  • Sherry Nicewonder

In memory of Harry Stephen Rakes for the Candace B. Rakes Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Clintwood High School Class of 1969
  • Nadine Farmer

In memory of Bill Ramseyer and in honor of Mary Ramseyer for the Bill and Mary Ramseyer Football Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Samuel Wharton III

In memory of Bill Ramseyer for the Bill and Mary Ramseyer Football Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • J. Philip and Patricia Robbins
  • Judy Shockey

In memory of Bill Ramseyer for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Betty Roberts for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of Glenn Roberts for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Caitlyn Ross for Women's Basketball made by:

  • Kerry Costello

In memory of Robert Royster for Student Scholarships made by:

  • Lura Jo Chase

In memory of Fern Salyer for the Fern Salyer Memorial Volleyball Fund made by:

  • Roy and Cindy Jessee

In memory of Dana Sample for the Dana Sample Travel Scholarship made by:

  • Jeffrey Hamilton

In honor of Ashley Shannon for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Garry and Jodi Brookshire
  • Alex Crabb
  • Thomas Shannon

In memory of Norma Siemen for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship made by:

  • Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Jimmy and Roberta Smallwood

In memory of Norma Siemen for the Norma Amer Siemen Scholarship in Business made by:

  • Anonymous
  • Charles and Jearline Bledsoe
  • Tom Costa and Mary Martin
  • Winston and Tami Ely
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Norma Siemen for the Ralph L. Siemen Scholarship in Chemistry made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Rusty and Martha Necessary
  • Kevin and Michelle Ruckersfeldt

In memory of Louise Sizemore for the Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • J. B. and Freda Atwood
  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In memory of Carl Smith for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Lewis Walker

In memory of Joe Stallard for the Philip Andrew Stallard Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Lee Stallard

In honor of Pat Stallard for the Philip Andrew Stallard Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Lee Stallard

In honor of Robert and Jeannie Stallard for the Robert and Jeannie Stallard Athletic Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Randy Stanley for the Poor Farm Society Scholarship made by:

  • Sally Baird

In memory of Ernest Starker for the Ernest C. Starker Memorial Athletic Scholarship made by:

  • William Gardner
  • John and Carolyn Grant

In honor of William and Sofia Starnes for the William H. Starnes, Jr. and Sofia M. Starnes Scholarship made by:

  • Daniel and Rita Seale

In memory of Jimmy Stewart for the Jimmy C. Stewart Scholarship made by:

  • Don and Gigi Pippin
  • Billy Stewart

In memory of Jimmy Stewart for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In honor of Kathy Thacker Stewart for the Friends of Music Society made by:

  • Sally Baird

In honor of Abby Stoffelen for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Sara Hoffman
  • Lisa Picarelli
  • Emily Stoffelen
  • Lisa White

In memory of May Straughan for the Joseph M. Straughan Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Don and Gigi Pippin

In memory of May Straughan for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

In memory of James Joseph Stump, Jr. for The Stump Family - Believe! Scholarship made by:

  • Preston and Mary Jane Miller
  • Ann Reed
  • Ed and Karen Roop
  • Sheila Shupe

In memory of Buford Sturgill for the The Rapha Foundation Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Ron Swindall for the Glenn Smith Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Judy Abbott
  • Jerry and Jamie Cox
  • Larenda Salyers
  • Brenda Salyers

In honor of William Thompson III for the Thompson Family Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Sally Baird

In honor of Sydney Trask for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Webster's Auto Service

In honor of Mallory Trimble for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Linda Beth Robbins

In honor of Henry Turlington for Football (End Zone Club) made by:

  • Harrison Turlington

In memory of Clifford "Jake" Turner for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship made by:

  • Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

In memory of Andrew Vickers for the Andrew Derrick Vickers "Hope & Courage" Memorial Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Anonymous
  • Taylor Bobinski
  • Lydia Bronstein
  • David and Judy King
  • Caitlin Kotian
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Nathan Rasnake
  • Tim Rasnic
  • Charles and Regina Richardson
  • Michael and Elizabeth Scarberry
  • Shelley Tucker

In honor of Paige Volpone for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Melissa Ford
  • Ann Michelle Lorenzo
  • Daniel Vadala
  • Charlotte Van Slyke
  • Robin Volpone

In memory of Kenneth Wheeler for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Andrew Traynor, Jr.

In memory of Rachael White-Hollo for the Rachael Erinn White-Hollo Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Barret Blevins
  • Paige Thompson
  • David and Cathy White

In honor of Taylor Willinghan for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Diane Willinghan

In memory of James Wilson for the Poor Farm Society made by:

  • Allen and Donna Henry

Updated June 21, 2022