Buies Creek, N.C.—David Perry Russ, III, of Wilmington, N.C., was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Campbell University at the university’s Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Nov. 1. Russ is the owner and CEO of the regionally recognized Russ Vending and Coffee Company.
A life long entrepreneur, Russ’ business successes also include being a restauranteur and operating a nationally known medical supply business.
As the immediate past president of Campbell’s National Alumni Association, a member of the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center and Barker-Lane Football Stadium capital campaign cabinets, Russ has helped change the landscape of Campbell University. The $34 million John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center is a world class sporting and cultural events venue for Harnett County and the Barker-Lane Football Stadium is home to Campbell’s newly fielded Fighting Camels football team. Russ also serves on the Alumni Board of Directors and as a member of the Fighting Camel Club Advisory Board.
An active member of his church, Grace Methodist in Wilmington, Russ serves as chairman of the Finance Committee. He is married to the former Linda Pearce of Charlotte, N.C. They are the parents of two sons, Michael P. Russ, a 2003 graduate of Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, and D. Scott Russ, a 2006 graduate of Campbell’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.
Photo Copy: Stephen Gaskins, left, and David Russ, right, are pictured with Judge John Tyson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Both Gaskins and Russ were named Distinguished Alumni of Campbell University at the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Bennett Scarborough)