Day Tree-Planting Set
31, 2000 -- A tree honoring Mrs. Marian Lee Stuart
Cochran, a former member of the University of Virginia's Board of
Visitors, will be planted in the Garden of Pavilion IV on Thursday,
April 13, during Founder's Day activities. University President
John T. Casteen III will preside at the planting of a tall stewartia
at the 2 p.m. ceremony.
by then-Gov. Charles S. Robb, Mrs. Cochran served on U.Va.'s board
from 1982 until 1990. She and her husband, Virginia Supreme Court
Justice George M. Cochran, were co-recipients of the 1995 Outstanding
Virginian award. She also has served as chairman of Monticello's
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation. Local and state boards and
commissions she has served on include the Jamestown-Yorktown Commission
and the Committee on Refurbishing of the Executive Mansion.
1946 graduate of Hollins College, Mrs. Cochran served on its board
of trustees for 10 years and received the Hollins Medal as a distinguished
alumna in 1985.
Garden Club of Virginia awarded her the Massie Medal, its highest
award, in 1980.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629