University Presents BLA Student Melanie DiCarlo with Scholarship

President Robin Capehart, Dean Tom Michaud, Melanie DiCarlo, Carol and Terry Wallace are shown at the award ceremony.

West Liberty University presented the Carol and Terry Wallace Scholarship to Melanie DiCarlo of Steubenville in a ceremony hosted by President Robin C. Capehart and Dr. Thomas Michaud, Dean of the School of Professional Studies. The presentation took place at the Highlands Center campus. DiCarlo is an executive assistant to the president at Eastern Gateway Community College. … Read More

Camp with 2014 National Runner-up Basketball Team Meets July 20-23

2014 Champs west lib vs esu

West Liberty University will host its annual summer Hilltopper Boy’s Basketball Camp from July 20-23 at the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC) located on West Liberty University’s main campus. Under the direction of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Ben Howlett, the camp will focus on offensive development, shooting the basketball, and one-on-one offensive moves, emphasized … Read More

Lary Loew Golf Scramble Raises Funds for Football Scholarships

From left, Lary Lowe's sisters Brenda Thomas, Sharon Saseen and Carol Loew gather with Hilltopper Head Football  Coach Roger Waialae and Alumni Director Stack Stack to discuss the June 23 golf scramble.

The Lary Loew Hilltopper Golf Scramble is fast approaching and teams interested in supporting West Liberty University athletics sign up now by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement at 304.336.8888. The golf scramble takes place at the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Oglebay Resort, on Monday, June 23. Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m. and … Read More

Students Learn Big Lessons on Safety during Washington Internships

Abbey is the fourth student from the left in this photo, snapped at a special luncheon at the U.S. Marshal Service internship. She is standing next to her coworker Ariel XXX and center is

West Liberty University student Abbey Boram completed an internship in Washington, D.C. during the 2013 – 2014 school year that gave her a chance to learn from the best. She also earned 12 credit hours while fulfilling graduation requirements and enjoying the chance of a lifetime as she interned at the U.S. Marshals Service in the U.S. … Read More

Spring 2014 Dean’s List Recognizes 688 Academic Achievers

West Liberty University announces its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during Spring Semester 2014. Students must attain a 3.50 grade point academic average and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours to qualify for this honor. Students who achieved Dean’s List honors include: ARIZONA: Sarah Elyse Johnson; CALIFORNIA: Gaelle Maviluka Bulabula, Eric Daniel Burhop; … Read More

West Liberty University Board of Governors Selects New Officers

New officers were selected at the June 4 meeting of the West Liberty University Board of Governors. The officers will begin their duties in the next fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.  “I thank our distinguished Board of Governors for their service and congratulate our new officers in their leadership roles at West Liberty University,” … Read More

Campus Police Officer Thomas Hostutler Promoted to Captain

Thomas Hostutler, WLU Campus Police Captain

West Liberty University Executive Vice President and General Counsel John L. Davis has announced the promotion of Thomas A. Hostutler to the rank of captain in the WLU Campus Police department.  Hostutler started his career at West Liberty in 1978. He has served as a lieutenant, the department’s lead officer for some time. Having assumed … Read More

Girls Basketball Camp Offers Chance to Meet Lady Hilltoppers


This press release was written by Media Relations Intern Richard Tyler, a public relations major from St. Clairsville, Ohio. The Lady Hilltoppers, assisted by Head Coach Lynn Ullom and Assistant Coach Kyle Cooper, will host the West Liberty University Girls’ Basketball Camp from July 13-16 at the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC) at West … Read More

History Instructor Sandy Czernek Honored as Professor of the Year

Student Government Vice President Jeffrey Tice presents the Professor of the Year Award to Sandy Czernek.

West Liberty University students presented Sandra Czernek with its Professor of the Year Award for 2014. The presentation was made at the annual Honors Convocation by the Vice President of the Student Government Association Jeffrey Tice, Chester, W.Va. “I still can’t believe that I get paid to teach history! I love it, and I love … Read More