Dr. Dave Thomas, Professor of English, continued his work to improve our environment this year. In addition to writing a grant proposal for the Coca Cola/Keep America Environmental Program, Dr. Thomas was named to the President’s Council of Sustainability. He was also the chairperson of the Green Initiatives Committee, which sponsored the WLU Environmental Education program on campus this past April. The program invited presenters from organizations such as the Schrader Environmental Center and the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program to speak to the WLU community. Thomas is a recent graduate of the naturalist program and is now a Certified Master Naturalist.
In addition to his environmental work, Dr. Thomas has been active in preparing for the 2013 Wheeling Arts Fest for which he helped write the grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council. He will also be participating in the event in June.
Dr. Thomas’ work and his dedication to his students was further recognized this May when the WLU student body selected him as Professor of the Year.