Rob Havey ’01—the embodiment of citizen leadership as a student and as an alumnus— died unexpectedly in March 2016. Through the Rob Havey Leadership Scholarship, created by friends and family, his legacy of leadership and service to others will continue.

As a student, Havey was president of SGA and the College of Business and Economics Dean’s Student Advisory Board and a member of Princeps and Mortar Board. Vice president of talent acquisition for UDig, a Richmond-based technology consulting firm, he chaired the business college’s Alumni Advisory Board for six of the nine years he served on it.

Spearheading the effort to endow the scholarship are Sarah Mesner ’03 and Ellen Masters ’97. Once it is fully funded, the scholarship will be awarded to a business student. Criteria include involvement in at least one on- or off-campus organization and demonstrating leadership, humility, ambition, compassion and a commitment to community.”

“Rob was an exceptional leader, a driven student and a steadfast friend,” said Mesner. “As an active alumnus, he continued to serve the Longwood community through gifts of time, talent and treasure.”

More than $16,000 had been raised in gifts and pledges as of press time, an impressive figure considering that fundraising began only in August 2016, said Katherine Bulifant ’13, M.S. ’14, director of campus philanthropy. Endowing a scholarship requires a minimum of $25,000.

Havey’s parents, Bob and Teresa Havey of Glen Allen, and Havey’s wife, Sallie, also of Glen Allen, provided input on the scholarship.

To contribute to the scholarship, contact Bulifant at 434-395-2032 or bulifantkm@longwood.edu.

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