Sandra Lee Ball ’57 graduated from Mary Washington with a degree in history. She went on to have a successful career with IBM. She experienced first-hand the discrimination woman faced in mid-management positions in a technology field during the 1950s and 1960s and credits her MWC education for preparing her for her career. Sandra established three scholarships at UMW. In 1997 she named a scholarship in memory of her mother, Margaret Roan Ball, in 2007 she created a scholarship to honor her friend LaVergne Tuck Woody '48, and in 2019 she funded a scholarship named to honor her father, Frank Haywood Ball.