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

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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

Dr. Scott Glysson Selected as Director of Choral Activities

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West Liberty University welcomed Dr. Scott Glysson as its new director of choral activities, recently. “West Liberty University has a great tradition of excellence in music education and performance and I’m thrilled to be joining this tradition as a member of the music faculty. I look forward to making great music with our students and … Read More

National Consultant Jay Frey Joins Development Team

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Institutional Advancement has added the assistance of planned and major giving consultant Jay Frey, CFRE, to its fundraising efforts. “I welcome Jay to the team and know that his years of experience will benefit the development office and the entire University as we advance our mission,” said Executive Director of Development Angela Zambito Hill, CFRE, … Read More