Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Farris P. Hotchkiss received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1958. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman honorary society and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity; editor of the Calyx yearbook; and president of the Student Service Society.
Farris began 35 years of exemplary service to W&L in 1966 as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Financial Aid. In 1968 he became the University’s first Director of Development, presiding over the first official capital campaign and two others. He served as Vice President of University Relations from 1987 – 2001, with responsibility for alumni relations, communications and development. From 1987 – 1999 he was Secretary of the University, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and a senior advisor to four University presidents. W&L awarded Farris an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2002.
For more than a generation of alumni and supporters of W&L, Farris and his wife Judy were the personification of grace, tasteful philanthropic cultivation, careful stewardship and utter devotion to W&L. On the occasion of his 50th class reunion and in recognition of generous gifts from his classmates and others, Washington and Lee proudly names its alumni affairs office Hotchkiss House, thereby memorializing and saluting the lasting contributions
May 3, 2008
Location. 37° 47.327′ N, 79° 26.437′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Letcher Avenue and Maiden Lane, on the left when traveling east on Letcher Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the campus of Washington and Lee University. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Military Institute ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Cabell House ( within shouting distance of this marker); John Robinson ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Graham ( about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Virginia Military Institute ( about 500 feet away); Washington and Lee University ( about 600 feet away); Traveller’s Grave ( about 600 feet away); General Lee’s Beloved Traveller ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
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