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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lee Allen
Phone: (202) 393-0090, ext. 109
June 8, 2012
Veteran and Former W&M President Donates to Education Center
Washington, D.C. – Tim Sullivan served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Vietnam. He went on to become the 25th president of the College of William and Mary. He received the Army Commendation Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster and a Bronze Star. He made it home, but seven service members from his hometown of Ravenna, Ohio did not. Their names are etched into the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Sullivan is making a $7,000 donation to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund over two years in honor of those seven names on The Wall.
Before his military service, Sullivan received his law degree from Harvard Law School and when he returned from Vietnam he became an assistant professor at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In the early 1980s, he was a visiting law professor at the University of Virginia and served for nearly three years as executive assistant for policy for then-Gov. Charles S. Robb. He returned to W&M in 1984 and a year later became dean of the law school. Sullivan rose to become president from 1992-2005. He also served as the president and CEO of the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Va. from 2006-2009.
About VVMF and the Education Center at the Wall
The Education Center at The Wall is a place on our National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. With a groundbreaking planned for November 2012, the Education Center is a multi-million dollar, state-of- the-art visitor’s center and learning facility to be built on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials. Visitors will better understand the profound impact the Vietnam War had their friends and family members, their hometowns and the nation. The Center will feature the faces and stories of the 58,282 men and women on The Wall, honoring those who fell in Vietnam, those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and families of all who served.
Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War.
Support the Education Center by visiting www.buildthecenter.org or calling 866-990-WALL.
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