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Suzanne Doviak

Suzanne “Sue” Doviak served as an instructor at Old Dominion University (ODU) for almost 40 years. Doviak received her bachelor’s degree from the State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo and her master’s degree from ODU. Service to Old Dominion and Profession Doviak began her career at ODU in 1980 as an instructor in the Department… read more »

Donald A. Myers

Donald A. Myers (1932-2019) served as the Dean of the Darden School of Education, now the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies, and was chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, later the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University (ODU). Dr. Myers grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his undergraduate degree from… read more »

Ice Cream and Cake

Ice Cream and Cake is a traditional cheer/dance that takes place during football and basketball games at Old Dominion University (ODU). The song, originally performed by the Buckwheat Boyz, is played during the second half of men’s and women’s basketball games as well as between the third and fourth quarters of football games. Learn how to do… 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 »

Town-N-Gown

The Town-N-Gown is an independent, informal association of men and women dedicated to developing a mutual understanding between Old Dominion University (ODU) and the various civilian and military communities of Greater Hampton Roads. Established as a social committee under the Faculty Wives Club, Town-N-Gown was established in 1965 by Dr. John R. Tabb, Dean of the School… 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 »

A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award

The A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award is given annually to faculty for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service at Old Dominion University (ODU).  The recipient receives $1,000, a campus parking pass for one year, and a framed certificate. Established in 1978, the award is in honor of Alan Rufus Tonelson, class of 1933, one of the… 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 »

ODU Virginia Beach Center

The ODU Virginia Beach Center is one of the three Regional Higher Education Centers of Old Dominion University. The other two sites are located in Portsmouth and Hampton, Virginia. Together, all three sites provide students with accessible, high quality education at three convenient locations in Hampton Roads.   History In January 1988, Old Dominion received approval from the… read more »

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