Mary Tabb Johnston Schubert embodies what loyalty to Longwood means. She is described as a cheerful and enthusiastic giver of her time and money, having given to Longwood for more than 40 consecutive years— which is as long as digital philanthropic records have been kept. She previously served on the Alumni Board, including as president, and on the Longwood Foundation Board.

“Whenever there is a need, Mary Tabb raises her hand and gets to work,” said Dr. Ken Perkins, director of development for academic priorities. “And she does it with gracefulness.”

In recent years, Schubert’s impact has been directly tied to student support and success. This includes the Mary Tabb Johnston Schubert ’72 Scholarship, which she established within the family of scholarships program. She also served as co-chair of the Class of ’72 Reunion Committee, which has endowed a class scholarship.

Schubert, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, is retired from the University of Virginia medical laboratories, where she was a medical technologist.

“As a student, Mary Tabb’s enthusiasm for Longwood and its traditions was infectious,” recalled Dr. Wayne Tinnell, who was Schubert’s advisor.

The Lifetime Loyalty Award is awarded periodically to honor alumni who actively volunteer at Longwood; who help to expand the influence and prestige of the university; and who consecutively include Longwood in their philanthropic giving.

Do you know an alum like Mary Tabb? Nominate them for an Alumni Award today!

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