Sheila McDevitt was a young girl when she first learned the importance of education from the Benedictine Sisters and Brothers who were her teachers. That foundation has stayed with her and enabled to achieve great professional success. To show her gratitude, Sheila has supported Saint Leo in so many ways—through service on the Board of Trustees, support of building campaigns, generous gifts, endowed scholarships, and countless hours of her time.
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Barrie Van Devender ’80 and daughter Reggie (Class of ’19)
Van Devender Family Endowed Scholarship
For the Van Devenders, Saint Leo is a special bond their family shares. Barrie Van Devender ’80 was an airman stationed at the Langley Air Force Base when he earned his degree at Saint Leo’s Langley Office. Now, more than 25 years later, his daughter Reggie ’19 is a University Campus student and a member of the volleyball team. Both of them have seen the university’s core values in action, and they hope that many more students will benefit from a Saint Leo education for years to come. To that end, Barrie and his wife, Samantha, have begun a scholarship fund for student-athletes and provide regular financial support to the Lions athletics program.
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