2015 Alumni Meritorious Service Awards

Robert S. Jones, Jr. ’65, P’91 

As an undergraduate, Bob was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and played varsity football. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. degree, majoring in Economics. He later earned his CLU designation in 1971, ChFC degree in 1982, and finished the Advanced Management Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business in 1987.

Bob joined AXA Equitable in 1965 and served as the Executive Vice President, Head of Retail, and Chairman of AXA Advisors. In this position, Bob had overall responsibility for the management of the company retail field force, including its 6,000 financial professionals and 54 branch offices nationwide and in Puerto Rico.

He has served Gettysburg College on the Board of Trustees from 1988 to 2000 and was elected Trustee Emeritus in 2001.  He has served on the National Campaign Steering Committee, Campaign Executive Committee, and New York Regional Committee during the Unfinished Work Campaign, as well as the Trustee Gifts Committee, Board of Fellows, and Residential and Social Life Advisory Committee.  In addition he has served on his class Reunion Committees and chaired his 40th Reunion Committee.

An ardent philanthropic supporter of the College, he established the Robert S. Jones Endowed Scholarship.  In support of Bullet Athletics, he has served on the Orange & Blue Advisory Council and financially supported Bobby Jones Softball Field and facilities in the Jaeger Athletic and Recreation Center.

Bob and his wife Sharon have four children and eight grandchildren and split their time between Rumson, New Jersey and Florida.

F. Barry Shaw '65

As a Gettysburg College undergraduate, Barry played on the football team and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He graduated in 1965 with a B.A. degree, majoring in Business Administration.

Barry has made a tremendous professional impact as Chairman of the Board for Wenger’s Feed Mill, Inc. Under his leadership, the company grew from one feed mill to eight, and developed one of the first amino feeding programs for commercial egg laying in the United States.

He has served Gettysburg College on the Board of Trustees from 1987-2000 and was elected Trustee Emeritus in 2002. He has served as Annual Fund National Chair, Board of Fellows Chairman, on the Alumni Executive Board, Class Reunion Committees, Trustee Gifts Committee, and National Major Gifts Committee. He was a member of the Commission on the Future and Gift Recognition Task Force.

In recognition of his philanthropic support, Barry and his wife, Barbara ’65,  are members of the College’s Benefactors Circle.

Barry was instrumental in organizing the 1964 Football Reunion in September 2010. He replicated these efforts in September 2014 when, at the Hall of Athletic Honor induction ceremony, the team was recognized as a Team of Distinction in Bullet Athletics.

Barry and Barbara have two grown daughters and four grandchildren and live in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

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