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Nine former students will be honored as Distinguished Alumni Friday, Oct. 15, at Old Dominion University's annual Founders' Day luncheon, scheduled for noon in the North Cafeteria of Webb University Center. Kenneth R. Plum, a 1965 graduate of Old Dominion and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, will deliver the luncheon address, "The Old Dominion and the New Millennium."

Plum has represented the 36th District in the General Assembly for nearly two decades. Recently retired from his job as director of adult and community learning for Fairfax County Public Schools after almost 30 years, he has received numerous awards for his work on behalf of children and the environment. He co-chairs the General Assembly's Joint Commission on
Technology and Science and sits on several committees, including House Appropriations.

"Connections to the Future" is the theme for the luncheon program, which will include the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni awards. Two other awards will also be presented: the Albert Brooks Gornto Jr. Regional Service Award to Vincent J. Mastracco Jr., a commercial partner with the Norfolk law firm Kaufman & Canoles, and the Town-N-Gown Community Service
Award to A. Rufus and Sara H. Tonelson, former students, employees and longtime supporters of Old Dominion.

Founders' Week concludes with "Monarch Madness," the official opening of basketball season, starting at 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at the field house; Monarch Family Weekend, an annual tradition that brings parents, guardians and family members to campus, Oct. 16; an admissions open house, starting at 9 a.m. Oct. 16; and an interfaith worship service, 9 a.m. at the Canterbury Center.

This article was posted on: October 15, 1999

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