Gary West Donation Will Light Up the Night for WLU Football Fans
Aug23

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

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...

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Angie’s Hill
Aug23

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...

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Q&A with Jim Denova
Aug23

Q&A with 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,...

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A Tale of Two Chapters
Aug23

A Tale of Two Chapters

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...

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Topper Spotlight
Aug23

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...

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Linda Forbes Edwards Celebrates 50 Years in Dental Hygiene
Aug23

Linda Forbes Edwards Celebrates 50 Years in Dental Hygiene

“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...

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