Celebrating Bernard Mayes

Thursday, October 23, 2014

R.I.P. Bernard Mayes (1929 - 2014). From 1984 to 1999, he worked at UVA as faculty member, dean, department chair, and founder of the Media Studies Program. He was involved in the founding of UVA Pride, UVA's LGBTQ Faculty/Staff group, and also the Serpentine Society, UVA's LGBTQ Alumni organization. His gift initiated what is now the Bernard Mayes LGBTQ Lecture Fund at the WGS Program. An inspirational friend and supporter of UVA's WGS Program, he will be long remembered.  He died Thursday morning, October 23 at the age of 85.
Daily Progress Obituary
Celebration of Life
Thursday, December 11

The Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities will celebrate Bernard with a reception at Brown College's Monroe Hill House from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Should you have any questions about this event, please contact Prof. Jennifer Geddes at jlg2u@virginia.edu.

Brown College at UVA