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In Memoriam | Spring 2015

In Memoriam: 1980s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Glynn Key (Col ’86, Law ’89 L/M) of Philadelphia died Nov. 20, 2014. At the University, she was an exceptional student leader and Lawn resident, serving as chairwoman of the Honor Committee, as the student representative on the Board of Visitors and a resident advisor and dormitory counselor. She was a member of the IMP Society, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the Black Law Students Association, First Year Seminar Leaders, and the Arts & Sciences Council. She was also a member of the Seven Society. A woman with a competitive spirit and ambitious nature, she began her career in the U.S. Department of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, serving from 1993 to 1996. She later became a partner in the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and later served as general counsel for General Electric. A passionate advocate for higher education, Ms. Key was active in the U.Va. community throughout her life. She served as president of the Alumni Association’s Board of Managers and was a member of the governing board of the Miller Center of Public Affairs. She also served on the University’s Board of Visitors from 2004 to 2012, where she was known for always putting the students’ interests first. In 2013, she was named to the board of trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Virginia “Ginger” Owens-Long (Educ ’89 L/M) of Nellysford, Virginia; and Brevard, North Carolina, died Jan. 11, 2015. She worked in education for 44 years, first as a teacher and cheerleading coach at Carrington Junior High in Wake County, North Carolina, and later as school counselor at Brevard Middle School. Ms. Owens-Long, who was known for inspiring a love of learning in middle school students she taught and counseled, received various awards throughout her career, among them the 2009 Certificate of Scholarship from the Transylvania, North Carolina, Chamber of Commerce, and being named Middle School Counselor of the Year for the state of North Carolina in 2006. She was also very involved in various community activities. She sang in her church’s choir, performed with the Transylvania Choral Society, was past president of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. An active member of the Transylvania Garden Club, she and other club members supported the “Earthkeepers” garden club at Brevard Middle School. Survivors include her husband, a brother, and her nieces and nephews.

Jennifer Chambers Snoddy (Col ’89 L/M) of Dale, Texas, died Jan. 5, 2015. She served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. At the University, she was a member of the Army ROTC and Chi Omega sorority. In the fall of 2006, Ms. Snoddy joined LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech, a video and audio telecommunications company, as human resources manager. There, she worked closely with many employees around the world, always ready to listen and share a smile. She spent much of her free time volunteering through her church, devoting several hours each week to serve lunch and teach art lessons to students at Santa Cruz Catholic School in Buda, Texas. Survivors include her husband, three sons, two daughters, her parents, a brother and a sister.