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Jack I. and Eleanor Heycock Pettit

Mr. Jack Pettit was a chemical engineer and Mrs. Eleanor Heycock Pettit was a nurse. The couple married just before Mr. Pettit left to fight in WWII with the Navy in the South Pacific. After the war, Mr. and Mrs. Pettit settled in Fredericksburg where Jack took a job at Dahlgren and occasionally taught classes at Mary Washington. Eleanor worked at Mary Washington Hospital from 1957 until her retirement in 1979. Mr. Pettit was active in the Fredericksburg Kiwanis and Mrs. Pettit was active in the Retired Faculty Women and Retired Faculty Wives Club. The couple established a scholarship for incoming UMW freshmen in 1985. Mr. Pettit died in 2010 and Mrs. Pettit died in 2011.
Scholarships associated with Jack I. and Eleanor Heycock Pettit
  • Eleanor Heycock Pettit Scholarship