This Spring we celebrated the recognition of Fred Wellman as the Virginia Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year. Part of his journey involves participation on the Veteran Owned Business Executive Roundtable (VOBER), using the Small Business Development Center and support of the Veterans Resource Center at UMW. Veterans are significant to our regional economy. Suburban Stats and Vetdata estimate that nearly 10% of those who live in Virginia are veterans. They continue their mission in business, education, government and those things that improve our quality of life. We are proud that the VOBER helped establish the UMW Veterans Endowment. The purpose of the endowment is to ensure that the men and women who gave through military duty to our country would have resources to grow at the University of Mary Washington. Help us serve those who have served or continue to serve us through military service by making a gift to the Veterans Endowment.
Brian J. Baker, Executive Director