Gottwald, Floyd D.
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Letter of thanks to Floyd Gottwald for his continued and generous support of the University, his monetary support has qualified him for membership in the 'General's Council'
Letter discusses an article Whitehead discovered while in Houston regarding a VMI Cadet Christopher G. Caplice and his commitment to honor. Whitehead found the article uplifting and sent it to General Walber (spelling questionable). Whitehead was in Houston following his son's stroke in August of that year.
Letter asks for a photograph of Bill Gottwald, the clarification is made that the University already has one of Libby Gottwald, to publish a book that records the names and brief write-ups of each of the major benefactors of the University. This sub-file also contains a handwritten note written back to Farris Hotchkiss regarding the picture as well as the 'Leyburn Library Dedication Panel Discussions' featuring Bill Gottwald as well as a typed note regarding the tape.
A quick note thanking Libby for the picture of Bill she had sent along. Also clarifies that Libby will have the opportunity to approve her picture before it is printed
Briefly describes the recently passed Convocation and the positive energy of the event. Also notes the increasingly competitive academic pool and the geographic distribution of the present class. Notes the beginning of the end of the financial campaign and its uses for University resources and programs. Closes on a personal note regarding his daughters wedding as well as a note about the athletic teams and the approaching autumn.
Starts with a personal note regarding college football, and expresses his disdain for the business of college sports, and stresses the importance of academics and scholarship. He remarks on how 'refreshing' the University's balance of sports and academics is. Remarks on the speed at which the year has gone by, and notes his love and appreciation for the campus, a 'hypnotic combination of things'