Alumni Advisory Committee
Members of the WWU Alumni Advisory Committee have served the maximum number of terms allowable on the Alumni Board, but choose to continue their service as committee members. Members Emerita are former members of the Alumni Board or Advisory Committee who are still involved but who are not subject to attendance requirements.
Linda Peterson Campbell '73
Linda Peterson Campbell '73 lives in McKinney, Texas. Linda, a WWU Alumni Board member since 2005, holds a BS degree from William Woods. She is currently employed as the director of marketing and architectural sales at C&M Sales and Marketing. Linda was active in several clubs and organizations during her years at The Woods, including her sorority, Alpha Phi, Phi Beta Honorary Fraternity, and a Little Sister of Minerva. Linda is an active community member and is involved with several philanthropic organizations and activities, including the North Dallas Shared Ministries, Open Arms, the Dallas Zoological Society and Presbyterian Village. She is an Elder at Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church. In her spare time, Linda enjoys being with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Mary Molluzzo Rigdon '72
Mary Molluzzo Rigdon '72 lives in Newkirk, Oklahoma. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from William Woods and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Mary is a Registered Nurse at Newkirk Public Schools. During Mary's years at The Woods, her interests included her sorority, Alpha Phi, which she served as President, Panhellenic, Colonel's 20, and Little Sisters of Minerva. Mary is currently active in her Rotary Club, and serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children (CASA). She is also Vice-President of Pioneer Technology Center's Board of Education.
LaVern Hildebrand Covington '39
LaVern Hildebrand Covington '39 lives in Columbia, Missouri. LaVern holds an AA degree from William Woods. During LaVern's years at The Woods, her interests included glee club, chorus, serving as senior song leader, Little Symphony ('38), YWCA, and the plays "Another Beginning" and "World Without Men." LaVern has served as the 1939 reunion chair in 1979, 1995, and 1997.
Virginia "Piggie" Wallace Herndon '47
Virginia "Piggie" Wallace Herndon '47 lives in Fulton, Missouri. Piggie has been a member and president of the Callaway Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Fulton Colleges Fund/Board of Associates. She also served on the board of the First Christian Church in Fulton and served as secretary to the annual Kingdom of Callaway Supper. Piggie is a member of the William Woods University Callaway County Alumni Association. She has also been a member of the President's Community Council.
Violet Strank Lehman '32
Violet Strank Lehman '32 lives in Atchison, Kansas. Violet was the Outstanding Service Award recipient in 1992 and the Green Owl Award recipient in 1982. Violet, a WWU Alumni board member for many years, Violet holds a Associates degree from William Woods in 1932 before earning a BS degree from the University of Missouri. During Violet's years at The Woods, her interests included the education department, education sorority, and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She was active in "We Moderns," Phi Alpha Gamma, Student Council, and French Club. Violet was the senior class president. In addition to extensive foreign travel, Violet is currently active in the Episcopal Diocesan College Board and the church choir, and has participated for over 20 years in the DAR, the PEO, and is president of her local library board. Violet served as her class reunion chair in 1972, 1982, 1988, and 1992.
Pat Murphy O'Rourke '52
Pat Murphy O'Rourke '52 lives in Fulton, Missouri. She graduated from William Woods College, and after it became a four-year institution, returned to earn a BS degree in 1974. She continued her education at the University of Missouri. As a student, Pat worked in the alumni and public relations offices. Pat has served WWU by sitting on the Presidential Search Committee when Dr. Jahnae Barnett was hired. Pat received the Green Owl award in 1996 and the Service Award in 2006. Pat has served on the WWU National Alumni Board of Directors for many years, and has served on the Bid and Breakfast committee, President's Concert and Lecture Series Committee, Ivy Pathway Committee, and as a docent for the WWU art department. Pat was integral in re-convening the William Woods Callaway County Alumni Association. Pat spent her career in education, teaching at the Missouri School for the Deaf from 1969 to 1996. After her retirement, she continued to serve as the associate editor of The Missouri Record, MDS's alumni publication, on a part-time basis. Pat is the co-author of Daytrips Missouri: a Travel Guide to the Show-Me State and Daytrips Illinois: a travel guide to the Land of Lincoln. Pat and her husband, Earl, enjoy hooking rugs as a hobby, and they have donated many of these to the University's annual alumni weekend auctions.