Archive for the ‘Fall 2013’ Category

  • Gary West Donation Will Light Up the Night for WLU Football Fans

    Aug 23, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Development F13, Fall 2013Comments OffRead More »

    Thanks to the generosity of alumnus Gary E. West, the West Liberty University athletic department will have an artificial lighting system in place at historic Russek Field in time for the start of the 2013 football season. “We are grateful to Gary for his ongoing support and expect this gift of lighting to add a whole new dimension to our football program. Our players, coaches, fans, campus and the entire community thank him for his gift. It will add dramatically to the experience of both the fans and student-athletes,” said

  • Angie’s Hill

    Aug 23, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Development F13, Fall 2013Comments OffRead More »
    Angie's Hill

    It is with great pride and gratitude that I’m happy to report that Fiscal Year 2013 was WLU’s most successful fundraising year of all time! Fiscal Year 2013 Highlights: Total Raised – $4.1 Million 316 New Donors Nine New “Major Donors” (gifts of $5,000 or more) 758 Alumni Donors Totaling $2.6 Million 131 Corporate or Foundation Donors Totaling $993,000 102 Employee Donors (32 percent of all staff!) With your help we‘ve now set a high bar for Fiscal Year 2014. Yet we are confident that we can have another successful

  • Q&A with Jim Denova

    Aug 23, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Community, Development F13, Fall 2013Comments OffRead More »
    Jim Denova

    Jim Denova is Vice President of Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Interviewed by Angela Zambito Hill ANGIE: Please share a little of the history of the Foundation. JIM DENOVA: It was founded in 1944 by oil and gas entrepreneur Michael Benedum and his wife Sarah, both West Virginians, to memorialize their son, Claude, who died in 1918 at age 20. They expressed the wish that grantmaking be focused in West Virginia and Pittsburgh, their native and adopted homes. The Foundation has authorized grants totaling over $380,000,000 over the years. ANGIE: What is

  • A Tale of Two Chapters

    Aug 23, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Fall 2013, Forever HIlltopperComments OffRead More »
    Pitt Alumni Chapter Xmas 2012

    Pittsburgh Chapter Jay Duffy ‘69, Head Basketball Coach Jim Crutchfield, Head Football Coach Roger Waialae and Chuck Jeswilkowski ‘69 are all smiles at the Pittsburgh holiday party. Carol Frum ‘60, and Billy Niesslein ‘08, shown here at last winter’s holiday party, catch up on things and enjoy some Hilltop memories. Alumni Director Shane Stack, Athletics Maintenance Supervisor Bruce Jochum, Fundraising Consultant Ed Pastilong and Soccer Coach Barry Christmas are shown at Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter’s May gathering. Florida Chapter Admissions Supervisor Stephanie North, Alumni Director Shane Stack ‘10 and Development Director

  • Topper Spotlight

    Aug 23, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Fall 2013, Topper SpotlightComments OffRead More »
    Topper Spotlight

    Jessica Crighton ‘13 Curtis Johnson ‘81 Kim Nuzum Lawrence ‘75   JESSICA CRIGHTON ‘13 West Liberty University graduate Jessica Crighton ‘13, was selected as digital media assistant at the University of Hertfordshire, England recently. Crighton, who’s from Chester, W.Va., earned her WLU degree in digital media with the College of Arts and Communications. She now lives in London and commutes by train to her position at the University of Hertfordshire, which is about 30 miles out of London. Jessica Crighton takes an iconic pose on Abbey Road, London, imitating the

  • Linda Forbes Edwards Celebrates 50 Years in Dental Hygiene

    Aug 23, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Fall 2013, SpecialComments OffRead More »
    Linda Forbes Edwards and Dr. David Edwards

    “Thank you WLU for a great education — for the life-long friends I made there and for my best friend, my wonderful husband!” When Linda Edwards became a dental hygienist she worked in starched dresses and caps, without surgical gloves or masks, and no ultrasonic instruments. She also stood while working since patient chairs weren’t yet designed to allow hygienists to sit. Recently Edwards marked her 50th year as a registered dental hygienist — just as WLU gets ready to celebrate its 75th Anniversary of the Sarah Whitaker Glass School

  • Fall 2013 Sports Preview

    Aug 22, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Fall 2013, SportsComments OffRead More »

    The 2013-14 fall sports season figures to be an exciting one at West Liberty University with a number of “firsts” on tap for the WLU athletic department. Hilltopper football fans will be treated to the first home night game in Russek Field history while the women’s soccer team can’t wait to play its first home game at the brand-new West Liberty Soccer Complex. The latest upgrade at Russek Field came over the summer with the installation of a lighting system. The lights come on Oct. 31 when Coach Roger Waialae’s

  • Comics Draw Academics with the New Graphic Narrative Major

    Aug 22, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Academics, Fall 2013Comments OffRead More »
    Creative Pop Art books 2 web

    Comics have been in the headlines lots lately due to the popularity of the San Diego Comic-Con gathering and record setting prices for vintage comic books. West Liberty University begins a graphic narrative major in English this fall that feeds off this comic frenzy, in an academic way. “Our new major is intended as an interdisciplinary program focused on the study and creation of graphic novels and comics,” said Wally Hastings, professor of English and chairman of the department of Humanities, who is steering the program. “It will prepare students

  • Save the Date

    Aug 22, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Fall 2013, Save the DateComments OffRead More »
    Forever Hilltopper Button

    Friday, October 18 Benefactors Gala * Dental Hygiene 7 Hour Continuing Education, White Palace, Wheeling,  8 am – 4 pm,  For more information call 304.336.8633. Saturday, October 19 Alumni Wall of Honor Breakfast and Induction Ceremony * Dental Hygiene 75th Anniversary Celebration – 9 am, For more information call 304.336.8633 Homecoming Parade – 10:30 am Alumni and Student Tailgate Toppers vs. Urbana, 1 pm kickoff Silver Bears Reception & Reunion immediately following game at the Gary E. West Events Center ** Alums 55 and older invited – $20 per person, buffet

  • Dental Hygiene 75th Anniversary Celebrations

    Aug 21, 13 • WLU-Webmaster • Fall 2013, SpecialComments OffRead More »

    The Sarah Whitaker Glass School of Dental Hygiene 75th Anniversary Events: Alumni Mary Kaye Scaramucci, Cathy Seckman, Connie Kuntupis and Marie George present Friday, Oct. 18, for seven hours of Continuing Education at the White Palace, Wheeling. DH Alumni Brunch, Saturday, Oct. 19, ASRC Boyle Room after Homecoming Parade. For more information visit the Department of Health Sciences website!

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