Winter 2021 Issue

Olde Guarde Distinguished Service Award

Pamela Brown Michael ’65 is the Olde Guarde’s 2020 honoree

By Claire De Lisle M.B.A. ’21

Pam Michael has ably served her alma mater both as a volunteer and a staff member. After many years enthusiastically shepherding class reunions for W&M, she came out of retirement to lead the Class of 1965’s record-breaking 50th Reunion gift committee. She served on the W&M Alumni Association board from 2016-2020 and previously volunteered on the board of the Williamsburg-Peninsula Alumni Chapter.

Michael is a loyal Tribe fan and provided key support to the Lord Botetourt Auction as a committee member and by contributing unique auction items. Her generosity extends throughout campus and she is also a member of the Honorable Robert Boyle Legacy Society.

“Her enthusiasm as a loyal Tribe fan and member of the Olde Guarde is contagious, and she is a positive influence on all alumni and friends of William & Mary with whom she comes in contact,” says Howard Busbee ’65, J.D. ’67, M.L.T. ’68, P ’90, P ’04.

The Olde Guarde Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual whose class graduated a minimum of 50 years prior to the year the award is presented. It is awarded to an alumnus who does not currently serve on the Olde Guarde Council who shows exemplary dedication, involvement and continued service to the university as well as lifetime achievement. To nominate someone, please fill out the nomination form.