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The Robinson family of Wheeling has a personal relationship with the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.

Robert "Bob" Robinson, president of the Robinson Auto Group, is a 1969 marketing graduate B&E and was inducted into the B&E Roll of Distinguished Alumni.

Robinson and his wife, Anne, who met at WVU, recently gave a $100,000 endowment to establish two scholarships at the school in the names of their children, Roberta and Jim.

Roberta Robinson Olejasz is a 1996 MBA graduate of B&E and is dealer-operator of Bob Robinson Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac. She resides in Wheeling. Jim Robinson is a 1992 MBA graduate of B&E and is dealer-operator of Jim Robinson Ford-Lincoln Inc. and Jim Robinson Toyota. He also resides in Wheeling.

The family owned and operated Robinson Auto Group is made up of three separate dealerships and nine automotive brands in Triadelphia.

Bob Robinson was selected as one of The State Journal's Who's Who in West Virginia Business in 2008. CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE STATE JOURNAL'S WHO'S WHO IN WEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS 2014 AWARD.

He received the YMCA Light of the Valley Award in 2009 and he was named a Time Magazine quality dealer in 2000. He also spent two decades coaching girls' basketball at Wheeling Central Catholic High School.

Anne Robinson, an Oakland, Md. native, has memories of attending WVU football and basketball games at a young age with her father, who began his college years as a member of the WVU freshman football team.

"Bob and Anne wanted to participate in WVU's capital campaign, and they very much wanted to give back to the College of Business and Economics," B&E Milan Puskar Dean Jose "Zito" Sartarelli said in a news release. "They were thrilled at the idea of providing scholarships because of their strong senses of giving."

Robinson said everything in his life seems to have stemmed from his arrival at WVU.

"My wife and I met here and we made lifelong friends here," he said. "I was the first in my family to graduate from college here, and now we're in the third generation of Mountaineer alumni in our family."