Alumnus John Stavovy Funds New Scholarship for Veterans

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Alumnus John B. Stavovy, Jr. has successfully combined stellar careers as a National Guardsman and president of Mesa Wood Ltd., his custom home building company. Recently he added another dimension to his success as he initiated WLU’s first scholarship for veterans. “I am pleased to be a part of this new scholarship that supports veterans … Read More

Hilltopper Academy Boosts Student Success  

Incoming Freshmen Chance Haugh, Kevin Malone and Kaitlynn Hewitt  attend the awards picnic that closes the Hilltopper Academy.

Thirty-two incoming freshmen took advantage of the Hilltopper Academy this week as they prepared for a successful year of college. West Liberty University offers the annual end-of-summer session for students who may need remedial work or extra assistance to ensure a strong first year experience. “This program is a proven winner for students. Freshmen who … Read More

Topper-SURE Offers Undergraduate Student Research Experience

Science majors are shown working on research in the field during the SURE program.

West Liberty University was home to the Topper-SURE program for 15 undergraduate student researchers this summer from June 2 – July 31. Students conducted research with faculty mentors from the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and practiced skills designed to increase their success in graduate school and the professional world post-commencement. “This was a … Read More

Institutional Advancement Seeks Greater Efficiency

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West Liberty University Vice President of Institutional Advancement Jason Koegler announced recently a move to greater efficiency. Beginning July 1, 2014, both Angela Zambito Hill and Tammi Secrist became executive directors, with additional supervisory duties. Hill is supervising development and Secrist marketing, respectively. “I sought this structure to make our team more effective and capable of … Read More

Alumna’s Research on Spider Webs Recognized by Nature magazine

Nicole Garrison earned her bachelor's degree in the College of Sciences.

Scientists see the world differently than most of us. In something as common and bothersome as a spider web for example, scientists discover important evolutionary clues. West Liberty University alumna Nicole Garrison’s work with spiders and their webs was recently recognized by Nature magazine, the international weekly journal of science. Nature mentioned her study in … Read More

Black & Gold Day Welcomes Prospective Students

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Earning your college degree remains one of the best steps high school graduates can take to ensure a successful future. West Liberty University invites all prospective students to take a look at all the Hilltop has to offer on Black and Gold Day, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. “We’ll give our visitors a glimpse of student … Read More

University Economics Club Welcomes Journalist Joy Pullmann


The University Economics Club will welcome journalist and Research Fellow of Heartland Institute’s Joy Pullmann at noon, Thursday, July 24 to the River City Restaurant, 1400 Main Street. Pullmann’s work has been published by the New York Times, the Washington Examiner, the Weekly Standard and other newspapers and publications. She co-authored “Design Guidelines for Parent … Read More

Hilltop Mourns Passing of WLU Hall of Famer

The West Liberty University community is mourning the passing of WLU Hall of Famer Frank Ujcich, a key figure on the Hilltoppers’ 1964 NAIA national championship baseball team. Ujcich passed away Wednesday at his home in Wellsburg, W.Va., a few days short of his 71st birthday. A 2000 inductee into the West Liberty University Hall … Read More

New Class of Physician Assistants Recognized at White Coat Ceremony

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West Liberty University’s newest class of students enrolled in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program marked their entrance into the rigorous world of medicine with the official White Coat Ceremony, held at 5 p.m., July 16, in the E. Boyle Conference Room. Family and friends joined the future PAs for the celebration, which also … Read More

Dr. Matthew Inkster to Conduct Berlin Philharmonic Members in France

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A West Liberty University music professor has received a rare opportunity and distinct honor with his selection as a participant in the Conductors Lab, held in Aix-en-Provence, France, July 21 – 25, 2014. Wheeling musician and educator Dr. Matthew Inkster will be traveling to Provence, France, to conduct 12 members of the Berlin Philharmonic – … Read More