Dr. Lee Wheeler Honored by the Virginia Community College System

Posted by Monica Hoel
Dr. Wheeler (E&H ’74), and wife, Anne, were awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.

E&H friends took time for a group photo during the annual Scholarship Luncheon at New River C...E&H friends took time for a group photo during the annual Scholarship Luncheon at New River Community College.

Back row: Dr. Lee Wheeler ('74), Peter Huber ('77).
Front row: Harold Lambert ('58), Ann Disney Lambert ('60), Jill Watson Ross ('00), Dr. Pat Bear Huber ('76, President of New River Community College), Todd Nairn ('88), Ann Kirk Nairn ('90), and Mike Young ('86, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Virginia Tech).
In April of 2019, a handful of supporters were honored in Richmond as this year’s recipients of the 4th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. Dr. Lee (E&H ’74) and Anne Wheeler were among the honorees, having been nominated by New River Community College.

According the the NRCC press release, for more than 25 years the Wheelers have been “steadfast supporters of New River Community College.  Anne has served as a member of both the NRCC College Board and the NRCC Educational Foundation Board. In supporting the educational and economic development efforts of Giles County, the Wheelers were significant players in starting the Access to Community College Education (ACCE) program.”

NRCC president, Dr. Pat Bear Huber (E&H ’76) expressed gratitude for their dedication. “Because of their commitment and hard work, in cooperation with other community leaders, students in Giles County may receive up to two years of full tuition assistance to attend NRCC.  We are grateful for their generosity.”

Dr. Wheeler is a dentist in Giles County, Virginia. Read the full press release here.

  • Dr. Lee Wheeler, E&H Class of '74, back row left.
    Dr. Lee Wheeler, E&H Class of '74, back row left.

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