All In The Family

Each of Charles and Patricia Pitchford’s children, 10 in all, took at least one academic class from Old Dominion. Though several completed their studies elsewhere, three of them earned their degrees from the university and a fourth is on track to earn her degree in May. In addition, three of the Pitchford children’s spouses are ODU graduates, and Mom is a member of the university’s Town-N-Gown organization. Pictured here at a recent family gathering are: (standing, l-r) Mike Pitchford ’78 (M.P.A. ’81), the husband of Sue Pitchford ’78 (M.S. ’80), not pictured; Richard Pitchford; Jim Pitchford ’95, the husband of Natasha Bunnell ’97, not pictured, who will soon complete her M.A. from ODU; Joseph Pitchford; Patrick Pitchford, the husband of Kate Pitchford ’83, not pictured; John Pitchford ’88; and Tom Pitchford; (seated, l-r) Anne Pitchford Coia; Mary Pitchford Bodie, the wife of former ODU sailing coach Gary Bodie; Patricia Pitchford; and Laurie Pitchford Chauhan, who began her ODU education in 1974 and will complete her degree this May.

When Raymond Young ’48 attended the Norfolk Division as a pre-law student, he couldn’t have known the ODU legacy he had started. His daughter, Sharon Young Altice, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education in 1972 and 1975, and when her daughter, Robin Altice McCullough, received her B.A. in English and education in 1999, they became a three-generation ODU alumni family. The family also has several other ODU connections. “Our family is very excited to share our Old Dominion heritage. The Three Generation Alumni Chapter proposal [“Do You Have a Monarch Family?” fall 2002] really made us reflect on how much ODU has shaped our lives and our families,” writes Robin McCullough. Pictured here over the Christmas holiday are: (front row, l-r) Sharon Young Altice ’72 (M.S. ’75); Robin Altice McCullough ’99; Jason Altice ’02, the son of Sharon Young Altice; and Mike Kressel, who is pursuing his B.F.A. at ODU and is the fiance of Kathryn Young, a daughter of Alvin Young ’75, who expects to receive her B.S. in 2004; (back row, l-r) Alvin Young ’75, the son of Raymond Young; Raymond Young ’48; John Pratt ’98, husband of Cara Young Pratt; Cara Young Pratt ’01, daughter of Alvin Young; and Kathryn Young ’04.

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