W&L Alumnus to give Black Alumni Reunion keynote March 3
Washington and Lee University’s Black Alumni Reunion will take place March 3 – 4 featuring social activities and educational opportunities. Quincy Springs, IV ’02, General Manager for Wal-Mart, Chick-fil-A franchisee and motivational speaker, will give the keynote address on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. Registration is required for the reunion weekend, but the keynote is free and open to the public.
Visit Black Alumni Reunion webpage for more the full schedule and registration information.
While at W&L, Springs was a member of Pi Kappa Phi, a peer counselor and played basketball. He majored in philosophy and graduated cum laude from W&L. He also served in ROTC at Virginia Military Institute where he was a distinguished military graduate. Upon graduation, Springs served as a Field Artillery Officer and Company Commander in the United States Army. Achieving the rank of Captain, he served in the Army for eight years and was deployed to various parts of the world. Some of his awards include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
Springs is currently the General Manager for the Historic Westside Village Wal-Mart in Atlanta, GA, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of over 250 associates. Over the past three years, Springs has served the community through various program held at his Wal-Mart. He has organized food drives that have fed over 1500 homeless men. Additionally, he has held back to school drives, where 2500 children received book bags and school supplies. Over 700 families have been fed during the holidays through partnerships with the Atlanta Falcons and various other community organizations. Springs’s commitment to the community will only grow with his new role as Chick-fil-A operator in Vine City, Atlanta.
Springs is a board member of the New Leaders Council, Atlanta Beltline’s Young Leaders Council, and the City of Refuge. He also serves as the Vice President of Membership for the Peachtree Toastmasters.