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Dr. Milton Reid

Dr. Milton Reid, a Norfolk preacher, served as the first African American member of the Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University (ODU). ODU and Personal Accomplishments Dr. Milton Reid, a Norfolk preacher, civil rights activist, and newspaper publisher, served as the first African American member of the ODU Board of Visitors from 1970 to… read more »

Norfolk Division and Segregation

During the 1950s and 1960s, the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary denied admission to African American undergraduate students to comply with the Virginia laws of segregation. History During World War II, there were several instances of African American Naval officers taking classes offered by the Norfolk Division at Naval Station Norfolk…. read more »

Old Dominion College

Old Dominion College was the was the official name of Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1962 to 1969. History When the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary became independent in July 1962, one of the first orders of business for the Board of Visitors was to come up with a new name… read more »

William T. Hodges

William T. Hodges, former Dean of Men at William & Mary, came to the Norfolk Division in 1933 to serve as Director after the four-month tenure of Edward Gwathmey. In 1941, William & Mary President John Stewart Bryan asked for the resignation of Hodges due to a scandal regarding fixing grades and credit hours for… read more »

A. Rufus Tonelson

A. Rufus Tonelson was a student, teacher, administrator, and benefactor of Old Dominion University (ODU). Tonelson was among the first three students to register for courses at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in the fall of 1930. A start athlete in baseball and basketball, Tonelson was a member of the… read more »

Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building

The Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building is the main administrative building for Intercollegiate Athletics at Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located between the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center and the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building along the Maglev track. The building is named after Jim Jarrett, athletic director at ODU from 1970 to 2010. History… read more »

E.V. Williams Engineering and Computational Sciences Building

The E.V. Williams Engineering and Computational Sciences Building (ECS) houses the Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering. In addition to these departments, the ECS contains offices for Information Technology Services (ITS) on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located… read more »

University Village

The University Village, or the Village familiarly, is a 75-acre, mixed-use development across Hampton Boulevard from the main campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). History Construction of the University Village began in 1999 and the first building to be constructed was the Ted Constant Convocation Center, which opened in 2002. The most current project to be completed in the… read more »

Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center

The Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center, located at the corner of 49th Street and Hampton Boulevard, is home to the Alumni Association at Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is named in honor of Barry M. Kornblau, class of 1971 and a member of the ODU Board of Visitors. History The building originally opened in 1984 as the Public… read more »

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