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The Frank Batten Award

Batten Arts and Letters Building

The university's highest honor for philanthropy, the award was created in honor of Frank and Jane Batten, whose support and guidance have had a profound effect on Old Dominion since 1962. The award recognizes individuals or families who, like the Battens, have demonstrated outstanding charitable responsibility toward the university and whose generosity encourages others to take a philanthropic leadership role.

Past Award Winners

  • 2006 - E.V. Williams
  • 2005 - Charles E. Beaver '76
  • 2002 - The Norfolk Foundation
  • 2001 - Tim Miller
  • 1999 - Kathryn Taylor
  • 1998 - J. Douglas Perry, Patricia W. Perry '89
  • 1997 - Barbara L. Gornto
  • 1996 - The Dragas Family
  • 1995 - Theodore F. Constant, Frank Batten