Rick retired in 2016 from the North Carolina State Ports Authority where he served as Vice President of Administraion for 15 years. He and his wife, Elaine, are now snowbirds between their beach home in Oak Island , NC and their summer home on Lake Chautauqua NY. Go Toppers!
Sister Johanna (Anna) Angiulli, daughter of the late John and Mary Agnes Checchia Angiulli, died at Mount St. Joseph on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born August 16, 1919, at Fourth Clark near Mount Clare, Harrison County, West Virginia. She attended Northview Junior High and Victory High Schools in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She was employed by the U.S. Army in Washington, DC, during World War II. She returned to Clarksburg and was employed as a secretary at her alma mater, Victory High School, before entering the Congregation of St. Joseph on September 8, 1949.
As she prepared for her many years of ministry in the Church, she received a BA degree from West Liberty State College and pursued additional studies at Catholic University, Washington, DC; Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Duquesne
University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Countless students, co-workers, and friends remember her dedicated ministry as an educator, librarian, and secretary. She taught at St. Joseph Grade School in Huntington; Cathedral, Corpus Christi, and St. Vincent de Paul Grade Schools in Wheeling; St. Patrick Grade School in Weston; and St. Anne School in Bristol, Virginia. She was school secretary at Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg and then served as school librarian at Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen.
Sister Johanna faithfully promoted effective leadership and fund-raising goals of the West Virginia Auxiliary of the Congregation of St. Joseph; she was a charter member of the auxiliary, a member of the board, served as the archivist and on the Membership Committee. She retired to Mount St. Joseph in 2002, where she continued to serve the congregation by sewing and mending for the sisters. She is well-known for the lovely baby quilts she made over the years.
In addition to her parents, Sister Johanna is preceded in death by her brother Ralph and her sisters-in-law Jean and Roanna. She is survived by her brothers: Michael of Clarksburg and Frank of Bridgeport; her sister-in-law Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and members of her community.
JoAnne Monfradi Dunn, a 1978 graduate of West Liberty, was added to the Wall of Honor Saturday, October 19, 2013. JoAnne was one of three names added and was noted that “These alumni excel in their professional fields and give back to the university in many ways. We congratulate our 2013 honorees and thank them for joining us for homecoming.”
West Liberty alum Joyce Jingle, Ohio County Schools Teacher of the Year, spoke to several hundred teachers and staff members and Ohio County educators at the J. B. Chambers Performing Arts Center about the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Joyce urged that teachers to have high expectations for themselves and the students they teach.
“A Musical Milestone” has been hit by West Liberty graduate, Joyce Jingle. Joyce graduated in 1978 from WL and is now a well known and respected music teacher who has produced 25 musicals. Joyce will be honored for her continued work and dedication to her students, teaching, and production of these musicals. The public is invited to join the celebration May 11, from 6:30-8pm at Tridelphia Middle School’s auditorium.