Power in Numbers
Mar20

Power in Numbers

On the cover we’ve featured souvenirs that represent the 1964 Hilltopper baseball National Championship. That record-setting team was not led by one or two “superstars” but was powered by a group of hardworking individuals. Each brought unique talents to the game. Group giving may not be something you consider a team sport but it is something that has a long lasting impact on the University. Team giving can inspire...

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Men’s Basketball
Mar19

Men’s Basketball

    The men’s basketball team found itself in a familiar place coming down the stretch of the regular season. After nine straight weeks as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers had already locked up the inaugural Mountain East Conference title and were looking ahead to the MEC Tournament and a shot at their fourth straight Atlantic Region crown. C.J. Hester and Shawn Dyer joined West Liberty’s 1,000-Point...

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Want to be a Community Educator? We’ve got a degree for that!
Mar18

Want to be a Community Educator? We’ve got a degree for that!

A degree aimed at individuals working in community education or seeking employment in non-formal education is now enrolling students at WLU. “Our Bachelor of Arts in Community Education degree is perfect for those who work with the public like camp directors, community outreach coordinators, parks and recreation leaders, grant writers, wellness specialists and so many others,” said Dr. Miriam Douglas, who is the new degree’s program...

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1964- Shining Moment for the Diamond Sport
Mar17

1964- Shining Moment for the Diamond Sport

It was the year that the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Vietnam War raged and color television made its way into our homes. For the Hilltoppers, it was THE year for baseball. Coach George Kovalick’s 1964 squad not only claimed the WVIAC championship, they went on to qualify for the NAIA World Series in St. Joseph, Mo. West Liberty fell into an early hole with a 16-inning loss to Wartburg, Iowa in the opening...

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Time Traveling Toppers
Mar16

Time Traveling Toppers

As part of Homecoming this year a special ceremony will be held to seal a time capsule containing your favorite memories. “We want to encourage the preservation of Hilltopper Heritage in a fun way,” said Alumni Director Shane Stack. “Our Homecoming game versus Fairmont State will bring many alumni back to their ‘Home on the Hill’ to cheer on the Hilltoppers at the newly renovated football stadium. The completion of the stadium...

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Topper Spotlight
Mar15

Topper Spotlight

Samantha Horacek Wilson ‘12 Bill Beatty ’66 Jane Atkins Sargent ’63 & ’13   SAMANTHA HORACEK WILSON ’12 Alumna Samantha Horacek Wilson, a native of Moundsville, W.Va., was recently hired by West Liberty University to assist with web design and graphic needs in the Department of Institutional Advancement at West Liberty University. “I am grateful for the opportunity to return to my alma mater and work...

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