Mr. Lawrence R. McMurtry retired after a 40 year career with Fredericksburg Savings & Loan (now BB&T) where he rose from manager to president and Chairman of the Board. At the time of his retirement, Fredericksburg Savings & Loan was Virginia's 10th largest thrift institution. Mr. McMurtry was active in community affairs and served as a member of the Fredericksburg City Council. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McMurtry established five scholarships at Mary Washington. When Mr. McMurtry died in 1998, son-in-law Samuel Harding became the family representative for these scholarships. Samuel Harding also worked for Fredericksburg Savings & Loan and became its President in 1992. He was instrumental in the establishment of several additional scholarships at UMW. Mr. Harding is retired and serves on the UMW Foundation Board of Directors.