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DOYLE HULL RECEIVES PHILANTHROPY LEADERSHIP AWARD
TCC campaign chair among 23 outstanding supporters honored by state system
Virginia Community College Chancellor Glenn DuBois presented Doyle Hull, left, with a 2007 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (April 27, 2007) – Norfolk native Doyle Hull, a board member of Tidewater Community College’s Educational Foundation since 1994 and this year’s treasurer, has received a 2007 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy from the Virginia Community College System.
Former Gov. Gerald Baliles honored Hull as one of 23 outstanding benefactors at Virginia’s community colleges during a luncheon in Richmond on April 25. Baliles saluted philanthropists across the Commonwealth, citing “their matchless passion for the mission of community colleges and their outstanding service in education on behalf of all Virginians.”
Hull, the first in his family to attend college, says that his own education’s well-proven value convinced him that Hampton Roads needed better access to higher education, especially for those who can least afford it. As chair of The Campaign for Tidewater Community College, he spearheaded $6.7 million raised thus far, propelling the campaign toward its $10 million goal.
Prior to his TCC Educational Foundation service, Hull served on TCC’s College Board from 1972 to1983, working as chair of the Building and Site Committee and as board chair. In these roles, he was instrumental in establishing TCC’s Chesapeake Campus, expansion of the Virginia Beach Campus, and development of a TCC center in Downtown Norfolk, the forerunner of TCC’s Norfolk Campus.
Husband, father, grandfather and active community volunteer, Hull serves as a tireless advocate for TCC. Deborah M. DiCroce, president of TCC, says, “Doyle has been a transformational leader for TCC. His contributions as a college and educational foundation board member leave a legacy at TCC that will serve students of this generation and well beyond.”
The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy, founded last year, is designed to recognize the vital role of community college supporters. Each philanthropy leader becomes the namesake for one of 23 Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships to be awarded to a student attending the community college in their region. Sallie Mae provided funds to sponsor those scholarships for 2007.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC
ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded
in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the
college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake,
Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne
and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,