I have been working in all aspects of business at the Martinsville Speedway since I was a young boy. The historic Virginia race track was founded by my grandfather over 60 years ago and I’m very proud of this heritage. I’m also proud of my affiliation with Ferrum College. Although I’m not an alumnus, I have adopted Ferrum as “my college.” I believe in the College’s mission of access and affordability and I see the results of the top-notch liberal arts education in folks I work with every day, in fact, several are my colleagues at the track.
Through my work as a member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees, I am honored to represent the competitive environment of higher education. I know something about competition, whether it’s on the track, in business, or in the classroom. I see the great need to help provide young people (who may not have the opportunity elsewhere) with the tools necessary to compete for good jobs and a life giving back to their own communities.
I know that gifts at the Arthur Society level really do improve the daily life of students, faculty and staff on campus. We can directly help provide Ferrum students with the very best education possible. Through our gifts, I know together we can help to maintain this great environment for student scholarship, unrivaled teaching, and a stimulating campus.