June 17, 2024

Gifts in Honor of Cheryl Hawkinson-Melkun

The UMW community was saddened this summer with the passing of Cheryl Hawkinson-Melkun.  Cheryl was a valued colleague and friend.  In order to honor her memory, College of Business colleagues are planning to purchase a bench to be placed at the Stafford campus where Cheryl founded the Writing Center and served as professor for her last years.  If you would like to support the COB’s efforts, you can make a gift as follows:

Gifts can be received via checks, online or by payroll deduction for UMW employees.  Checks should be made out to “UMW Foundation” and can be mailed to the UMW Advancement Office (1119 Hanover St).  Most importantly, donors need to be sure to write on their check’s memo line “for Cheryl Hawkinson-Melkun bench” (the same goes for the designation field on the online gift form). If donors forget to do this, the gift will go to the general Fund for Mary Washington.

For more information, contact Lynne Richardson at (540) 654-1455.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.