Mary Virginia Willson '34 and Josephine Griffith Kleiner '34 were college roommates and best friends. While in college, "Jo" served in the student government and was editor of the Battlefield. Both Mary Virginia and Josephine received a B.S. in Education from Mary Washington and taught school. When Josephine's daughter, Mary Jo, was killed in an automobile accident in 1983, they established a scholarship in her memory. When Josephine died in 1997, her husband, R. Murray Kleiner, established a second schoarship in his wife's memory. Mr. Kleiner passed away in 2002 and his son, John Kleiner is the family representative.