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

West Liberty’s Roe to Enter OVAC Hall of Fame

bob roe

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has announced that West Liberty University Hall of Famer Bob Roe will be inducted into the OVAC Hall of Fame this summer. Roe, who passed away in 1984 after a legendary coaching career at the high school and collegiate levels, will be honored along with the rest of this year’s … Read More

New Members Appointed to Foundation Board of Directors

Russell Dunkin

West Liberty University Foundation recently announced the appointment of new board members Jack Adams and Russell Dunkin. Adams was born in Washington, Pa. and is a resident of McMurray, Pa. After graduating from West Liberty in 1963 with Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree, he began his business career with Retail Credit Co. (Equifax). In … Read More

Alumna Jamie Crow Selected for YWCA Leadership Award


Alumna Jamie Crow ’83 recently was honored as a leader committed to improving the region’s social, educational and cultural fabric by the YWCA of Wheeling. Crow was one of six women selected as honorees and celebrated during the annual Tribute to Women festivities, held Monday, April 28 at the YWCA facility, located in Wheeling. “It’s a … Read More

Graduates are Encouraged to “Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About it!”

2 pretty DH grads

West Liberty University Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony took place at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 10, in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC).   West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman was the speaker and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from University President Robin C. Capehart. A resident of Wheeling, Harshman is married … Read More

Introducing the Spring Class of 2014

West Liberty University held its Spring 2014 Commencement at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 10, in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Numbering 352 candidates, the Class of 2014 included: Students graduating summa cum laude (highest honors) are Nicole Rae Baker of Cambridge, Ohio; Lindsay Nicole Cervenak of Weirton; Alan Wayne Cline of Wellsburg; Jeanine … Read More