Tidewater Community College Women's Center Given $419,000 Endowment

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The mother of a former biology professor has left $419,000 to the Women's Center of Tidewater Community College, officials announced Monday.

Alexsandria Manrov taught science for years at the college before she died in 1997, according to an obituary published in The Virginian-Pilot. She predeceased her mother, Alexsandria M. Manrov, who passed away last year.

In honor of her daughter, the elder Manrov left the gift to the Women's Center, which serves each of the TCC campuses. It will be used to endow scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math, to provide lactation rooms for college facilities, and to develop a leadership program for female students.

"Alex considered TCC her family, and her mother wanted to honor that and make sure some young women would be able to benefit from her estate," John Thomas, a longtime family friend of the Manrovs, said in a news release from the college.