Beaver Bowline Divorce – Jerry Robertson, Elon Medallion beneficiary and ally of Elon University sports, kicked the bucket on June 7 at 83 years old in the wake of engaging a long-term disease.
A Burlington local and previous Duke University b-ball player, Robertson got the two his graduate degree and doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, however, he got back to Alamance County to fill in as both an instructor and ahead in the Alamance County School System.
During the 1980s, Jerry and his significant other, comedian and Elon University Board of Trustees part Jeanne Robertson, started going to Elon games and become friends with previous Elon sports chief Alan White and his better half, Norma. However neither Jerry nor Jeanne moved on from the college, the couple became eager devotees of Elon sports and individuals from Elon’s Phoenix Club, a gathering of contributors who put resources into grant support for Elon understudy competitors. Robertson’s connections to Elon were reinforced when his child Bailey “Beaver” Bowline moved on from the college in 1989.
The Robertsons were beneficiaries of the Southern Conference Distinguished Service Award in 2007, which perceived their commitments to Elon sports. As well as being backbones at college games, two or three has blessed various grants, supported grounds redesigns, and added to the development of new offices.
In 2014, the Jerry and Jeanne Robertson Track and Field Complex were named in the couple’s honor after their gift to significantly revamp the office. Robertson Court, the fundamental ball court in Schar Center, likewise perceives their commitments to subsidize the space’s development. Furthermore, following the gift of an athletic grant to pay tribute to their long-term companions, the Robertson’s named both Dr. Alan and Norma White Field and the Alan J. White Bell Tower to remember the White’s heritage.
President Emeritus Leo Lambert granted both Jerry and Jeanne with Elon University’s most elevated honor, the Elon Medallion, in 2017 for their proceeded with help of the college.
Jeanne has dropped all open appearances for the rest of the week, including a show booked for this evening, and burial service courses of action are not finished right now.