College of Business

JMU Alum Honors His Father's Memory and Gives Back


Michael Larrick’s father always had the dream of sending his children to college, but when he passed away in a work-related car accident while Larrick was a sophomore in high school his father’s goal seemed impossible to accomplish.

But, with the help of his father’s employer and co-workers, Larrick and his sister were able to attend school at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) in Middletown, Va.

Larrick earned his associate’s degree in business and then transferred to James Madison University (JMU) where he got his bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (TIE) and a minor in Computer Information Systems (CIS).

Larrick now works at Compusearch Software Systems in Washington, D.C., as a functional consultant. But, more recently he has decided to start the W. Michael Larrick Memorial Fund through the LFCC Foundation for a student who has lost a parent or guardian. As a fundraiser Larrick is hosting the Outbreak 5K, where participants can sign up as a runner or a zombie and go through obstacles like it is the zombie apocalypse.

To participate, please register here. The runner’s registration fee is $25 and the zombies can participate for free; all of the proceeds from the 5K go to the scholarship fund. 

Published: Monday, February 16, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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