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The Virginia Schoepe’s affiliation with Fullerton began in 1971 when she enrolled in her first physical education class. She took almost every class FC offered.
In 1992, Mrs. Schoepe, then 77, began a workout regiment under the direction of Jeff Jespersen, who taught the principles of personal training at FC. His effectiveness in meeting her needs had a direct bearing on the Schoepe’s continued interest in helping upgrade our the FC facilities.
When budget cuts hit Fullerton College in the early 1990’s, the physical education facilities were near the bottom of the list for renovation and maintenance. Mrs. Schoepe, feeling that she had a vested interest in helping the college, kindly offered a donation to replace the tattered windscreens around the outdoor tennis courts. That was followed by a donation to buy much needed weight equipment for the FC strength lab.
Fullerton College’s Virginia Schoepe Wellness Center is named in Virginia’s honor whom, along with her husband Adolf provided the funding to outfit the Wellness Center and the Strength Training Lab.
“Virginia has been a wonderful example to all as a human being dedicated to health and fitness,” said Jespersen. ‘And Adolf Schoepe always supported Virginia and those values. They never asked for or sought any type of recognition. The Schoepe’s will always be friends of the Fullerton College and the Fullerton community.”