Norfolk Division

Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

  The Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University (ODU) is one of the departments in the College of Arts and Letters. The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance. History At the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, theater productions were mostly… read more »

Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services

The Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services at Old Dominion University (ODU) focuses on recruitment, engagement, active learning, and student success. It is responsible for all aspects of the university regarding students including admissions and registration, housing and residence life, student organizations, counseling, and academic support. History The administrative function of student affairs activities began in… read more »

Convocation

Convocation is a tradition at Old Dominion University (ODU) that welcomes the freshmen class into the Monarch community each August. The students are greeted by the president, faculty, and staff. Each new student receives a graduation pin with their class year. History In the early days of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary,… read more »

Homecoming

Homecoming is a tradition at Old Dominion University (ODU) where alumni return to campus and take part in a number of activities to connect with other alumni throughout ODU’s history. The current Homecoming celebration is chiefly organized by the Alumni Association and includes painting paws or crowns on Kaufman Mall, dyeing the water blue in… read more »

Anne Scott Daughtrey

Dr. Anne Scott Daughtrey (1920-2007), was an eminent scholar and professor of business administration at both the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and Old Dominion University (ODU). Dr. Daughtrey began her career at Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia from 1946 to 1959 and came to the Norfolk Division in 1959, where she… read more »

William B. Spong, Jr. Hall

Located at the corner of Bolling Avenue and Hampton Boulevard, William B. Spong, Jr. Hall, familiarly Spong Hall, houses the Department of Human Resources, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the Institute of Internal Auditors, among others. History Completed in 1954, Spong Hall was previously known as the Science Building and housed the Deparment of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics,… read more »

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

The Iota Zeta Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Old Dominion University (ODU) was established in 1965 as a colony and was confirmed as a chapter the following year. History Delta Omega Phi was established at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in 1937 and was the precursor to the Pi Kappa Alpha… read more »

Arthur “Bud” Metheny

Arthur “Bud” Metheny (1915-2003) was  the long-time coach of the men’s baseball and basketball teams at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, Old Dominion College, and Old Dominion University from 1948-1980 and 1948-1965, respectively. He was also the Athletic Director upon the retirement of Joseph C. “Scrap” Chandler in 1963 and served until Jim Jarrett was… read more »

Frank Batten

Frank Batten served as a member of the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion College, now Old Dominion University (ODU), from 1962 to 1973,  and was the first Rector of the Board of Visitors from 1962-1970. From 1955-1962, Batten was a member of Director Lewis W. Webb, Jr.’s Advisory Board which advised Webb on administrative members and… read more »

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