Dorothy & Maynard Weber Scholarship
Maynard (Mo) Weber is a 1950 graduate of Winona State University who received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1988 for his devotion to and support of his alma mater.
Mr. Weber came to the University following World War II and received a degree in education. He was named to “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” His great love for baseball caused WSU Coach Luther McCown to call upon him for assistant coaching duties in 1946-47 and 1947-48. That enthusiasm for baseball has been a part of his life ever since. He has coached all levels of the sport, from American Legion baseball to summer college leagues, including the Basin League in South Dakota-Nebraska and the Shenandoah Valley League in Virginia. He has owned, operated and supervised baseball camps from Florida to Maine and as far west as Missouri. Mo, in addition to assisting in the baseball programs at various colleges around the country, served two stints as head coach of the College of William and Mary located in his current hometown, Williamsburg, Virginia. Recently, he has continued as a volunteer assistant coach there. He also has served as general manager for a major league farm team in Virginia, the Peninsula White Sox of the Carolina League.
Following his graduation from the University, he began his professional teaching career in the Winona Public Schools, serving from 1951 to 1953. He taught in Minot, North Dakota, in 1954-1955 before moving east to teach in the Hopewell Valley Public Schools in New Jersey, nearer his boyhood home in the New York area. He received a master’s degree in education in 1968 from the College of William and Mary, and several months later left the classroom to become a stockbroker until his retirement in 1981.
Mr. Weber organized the WSU Alumni Society Chapter in Northern Virginia and serves as its president. He also organized a reunion of WSU baseball players from 1947 through 1955 for a reunion during homecoming weekends in 1985, 1987 and 1989. Throughout the years, he has recruited many baseball players for Winona State University.
A devoted volunteer, Mr. Weber has been involved in commitments at the Williamsburg Community Hospital, XX Century Gallery, and at present instructs adult learners peparing for GED certification.
Dorothy Fitzcharles Weber grew up in Pennington, N.J., and in 1946 was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, with a bachelor of arts degree. She later received teaching certification from Trenton, N.J., State College and taught elementary grades and elementary art in both New Jersey and Virginia schools. She does volunteer work at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary, where she is the Decent chairperson and chairperson for the third-grade grant program. She is the author of the recently published book, “Artistry in Avian Abodes.” She is the mother of two children, Patricia (flee Babbitt) McDonald and James Bruce Babbitt. Mrs. Weber has five grandchildren, three boys and two girls.
Scholarship contact is Maynard.