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.Jamie Crow '83

“It’s a wonderful surprise and a wonderful honor. I work very hard every day in my job and in my previous positions and to receive this award is very humbling for me. I am grateful,” said Crow.

Crow has been the executive director of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship, a 40-plus room senior assisted living residence in Wheeling, since 2006. During her tenure, Elmhurst was named the West Virginia Assisted Living Residence of the year in 2011.

She received her undergraduate degree from West Liberty State College in public service with an emphasis on social work and her master’s degree in social work from West Virginia University. She holds a Level One National Administrator Certification from Senior Living University.

From 1991 to 2006, Crow served as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upper Ohio Valley Inc. covering an eight county area in West Virginia and Ohio. Her dedication to expanding the program’s reach resulted in a 20 per cent growth in matching volunteers with single-parent children. Prior to that, she was director of the Outreach Program at the Florence Crittenton Home (Crittenton Services) and a child protective social worker for the West Virginia Department of Human Services.

Currently, Crow is a member of the board of directors of the West Living Assisted Living Association and a member of the Rotary Club of Wheeling.

Crow is a graduate of the former Mount de Chantal Academy. She resides in Wheeling with her husband, Duewayne, and their son, Eric. Crow also has two adult sons, Stephen Wharton and David Wharton.

Other honorees include: Kate Crosbie, Marlene Midget, Kathy Shapell, Kathy Szafran and Dr. Dianna Vargo, all from Wheeling. For more information on the 2014 Tribute to Women honorees and event, please visit the YWCA website.