Campus Drive to be renamed Ukrop Drive

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November 17, 2006

1:57 PM

The College will rename Campus Drive in honor of Bobbie Ukrop, ’61 and Jim Ukrop, ’60. The road, which runs through campus between Richmond and Jamestown Roads, will be officially dedicated Saturday morning, the Office of University Relations reported.

p. Bobbie Ukrop was appointed to the Board of Visitors by former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner in 2002. Jim, her husband, was a member of the BOV from 1985 to 1993.

p. “Beyond their considerable friendship and counsel, Bobbie and Jim’s example makes them powerful lodestars for their alma mater,” College President Gene Nichol said, according to William and Mary News. “It’s true that Ukrop Drive will come close to many things that they’ve helped make great at William and Mary, but it doesn’t begin to approach the debt they’re owed or the gratitude we feel.”

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