April 13, 2011

Spartan Hall of Fame: Jim Donnelly

Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly

The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Over the next few days, The Daily will provide a look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments to where they are today.

Jim Donnelly (CWR ’85) was a standout running back during one of the winningest eras in the football program’s history. The Cincinnati native finished his career with 2,372 yards and 22 touchdowns—each school records at the time he accomplished them. In 1984, he helped lead the Spartans to their first-ever undefeated season (9-0). Donnelly was a first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection in 1984 and an All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honoree in 1983. In the classroom, he was a three-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American as a mechanical engineering major with a 3.96 GPA.

Upon graduation from CWRU, Donnelly earned his Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has held positions with General Motors and Proctor & Gamble in addition to working in local government and with several non-profit organizations. Donnelly is currently serving as Dean for Community Education, Work Force Development and Entrepreneurship at Davidson County Community College in North Carolina. He and his wife, Abby, have been married for 22 years.

For more information on the banquet, go online. To purchase tickets, email Karen Krakowiak or call her at 216.368.2420.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, April 13, 2011 08:45 AM | News Topics:

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