Cyrus W. Grandy V ’69
Member at Large, Rollins Alumni Association Board of Directors
Now entering his sixth year on the Alumni Association board, Cy Grandy is dedicated to the board’s mission of building ties with students in order to keep them connected to Rollins in the future as alumni. His primary focus is building student awareness of the Alumni Association through programs and sponsorships. “When I joined the Alumni board five years ago, it was like stepping back in time, having graduated 40 years ago,” Grandy said. “So much is the same, yet so much is different. The issues have become more complex, but I have come to the conclusion that, if I were choosing a college for myself now, I still would choose Rollins.”
Extracurricular activities: Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, water ski team, Student Government Association representative, Lambie Pi (Lambda Kappa Pi), Union Social Entertainment Committee, Men’s Rules Committee, intramural sports
Favorite classes: Economics
Favorite memories: Fox Day at New Smyrna Beach and KA Old South weekend
Best place on campus: Lakefront
Career ambition: Never gave it much thought at the time. Most of us had the military and possibly Vietnam ahead of us. After a stint in the Navy, I went to work for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. in New York for two years and ultimately retired from Bank of America after 35 years there in the Trust, Private Bank, and Wealth Management area. I guess it seemed natural to go into banking; my father and grandfather and great-grandfather were in banking.
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Family: Edith, my wife of 26+ years; daughter, Catherine, and two grandchildren (ages 5 months and 2 years); and son, Wiley, a law student
Work: Retired from Bank of America
Volunteer work: Boards of Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia Opera, Red Cross of Southeastern VA, Norfolk Public Library Foundation, Virginia Opera Foundation, Norfolk Academy Planned Giving and Investment Committees
Hobbies: Travel, boating/sailing, collecting American art
Favorite R&R: Being with family and friends and hanging out at our place “up the Bay” in Deltaville, VA
Miss most about college life: It’s hard not to miss the whole Rollins experience, academic and social, and what I may miss most are the things I missed then—the things I did not take advantage of then.