On June 3, 2015, my wife Angela Gaudio (Holmes) class of 2005 welcomed our daughter Isabella Althea Gaudio. She was born at Wheeling Hospital.
William & Dr. Beth Atwell opened up there new farm Hillbilly Heaven Hogs &
longhorns. Will be rasing organic hogs, Texas Longhorns & Black angus.
David Finatri of Sun City West, AZ, passed away August 24, 2015. He is survived by his wife Jan.
West Liberty University faculty member Rick West was selected as a Fellow of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) this week. The class includes representatives from all over the country. The World Clinic will be held in Cleveland, Ohio this fall.
Also the director of graduate education for WLU’s College of Education, West has worked on the Hilltop since 2011. West also is an assistant swim coach for West Virginia University men’s and women’s swimming teams.
Prior to his position at WLU, he was employed at Wheeling Jesuit University as swim coach and registrar. He earned a bachelor’s in education at WLU and a master’s in athletic coaching education at WVU. West is currently seeking his doctorate in coaching and teaching studies at WVU.
The 2015 class of Fellows includes a total of 10 coaches and faculty from California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The ASCA Fellows program is a mentoring program for swimming coaches, designed to foster the development of the future coach-leaders of American swimming. The program annual takes a select group of coaches and pairs them with a mentor coach to work on a yearlong project. This year’s class will have Fellows working on one of two projects: one focusing on efforts to bolster swimming as a domestic college sport, the second on assisting with the formation of a World Swimming Association.
The 2015 class represents the fifteenth class of Fellows, which began in 2000.
West and his wife Sarah reside in West Liberty.
Brenda Steiniger of Triadelphia has been named executive director of the Habitat for Humanity-Wheeling Area.
Steiniger began her duties on July 1, 2015. Prior to accepting the new position, Steiniger was employed for 18 years at the Sexual Assault Help Center, Wheeling, where she worked as a victim advocate, sexual assault response team coordinator, prevention education specialist, hotline coordinator and as a volunteer.
Since 2013, she has been a West Virginia Supreme Court approved family mediator. Steiniger received her bachelor of science degree in communications in May 1988 at West Liberty State College and her master of arts degree in human services in June 2012 at West Liberty University.