Archive for the ‘Summer 2014’ Category

  • Campbell Hall of Health Sciences Points to Bright Future

    Jul 1, 14 • Sam W • Development, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    WLU dedicated its state-of-the-art Campbell Hall of Health Sciences building on May 5 with a festive ceremony that included speeches from both President Robin C. Capehart and President Emeritus Clyde D. Campbell ’53. The $23 million building houses six academic departments: chemistry, dental hygiene, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, speech pathology/audiology and the newest WLU health science program, physician assistant studies. “First, we’d like to offer our deepest appreciation to former Chancellor of Higher Education Brian Noland who understood the need for a facility that would contribute to the long-term health

  • Topper Spotlight

    Jul 1, 14 • Sam W • Summer 2014, Topper SpotlightComments OffRead More »
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    Jessica Huffman ’04 Huffman, RDH, MDH, completed a year as president of the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association.  She is a delegate to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and serves on the Council of Member Services. She earned her Master of Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Tennessee-Health Science Center and is a dental hygiene instructor at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte. She is a past recipient of WLU’s Pallottini Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Professional Promise.  Mia Krisak Ickes ’11 Krisak Ickes took a big career step recently when

  • Spring Sports: Golf, Tennis and Track

    Jul 1, 14 • Sam W • Sports, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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      Golf Coach Mike Ricci’s regionally-ranked men’s golf team earned its fourth NCAA Division II post-season bid in the past six seasons. Matt Iceton was named to the All-Region Team after earning MEC Freshman of the Year honors.     Tennis Coach Heather Gallagher’s regionally-ranked women’s tennis team earned its fourth straight NCAA Division II Atlantic Region tournament bid and dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker to Mercyhurst (PA) in a regional semifinal.     Track Coach David Bell’s men’s track team finished fourth in the MEC Championships with Cameron Benson (javelin)

  • Spring Sports : Baseball and Basketball

    Jun 24, 14 • Sam W • Sports, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    Baseball Coach Eric Burkle’s baseball team posted its first winning season since 1998, set a school record with 23 conference wins and earned its second straight trip to the conference tournament.   Basketball Coach Lynn Ullom’s Lady Hilltoppers came on strong down the stretch to earn runner-up laurels in their first season of Mountain East Conference competition and picked up yet another NCAA Division II Tournament bid.  It was the 16th 20-win season for the perennial Atlantic Region power and the 12th NCAA Tournament trip of the Ullom Era. It

  • Goodbye de Jaager

    Jun 24, 14 • Sam W • Special, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    The Concert Choir, under the direction of Alfred de Jaager, typically presents a “farewell” concert in the spring to mark the departure of the choir for its overseas tour. Begun in 2007, the Concert Choir spring tour offered students a chance to perform internationally as they visited Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Austria. This year, the concert had special meaning since it was the final concert for de Jaager who retired at the end of the 2014 academic year. “We wish Al well as he enters retirement and we

  • Welcome Jay Fre, CFRE, Planned & Major Giving Consultant

    Jun 24, 14 • Sam W • Development, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    “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 Director of Development Angela Zambito Hill, CFRE, who will be his supervisor. “This gives us an opportunity to focus on endowment growth and to address the needs of our Nathan Shotwell Planned Giving Society.” Frey’s more than 35 years of fundraising experience ranges from serving in small development offices to large organizations. Currently, he is the interim vice president for advancement at

  • “Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About it!”

    Jun 24, 14 • Sam W • Academics, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    Spring 2014 Commencement was a special moment for all the graduates but especially for the inaugural class of WLU physician assistants who began the journey to their master degree just two years ago. The Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree program welcomed its first class in July 2012 and the class participated in Spring Commencement, finished their clinical rotations in June and then took their board exams. The May 10 ceremony also included inspiring words from West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman who received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

  • Save the Date

    Jun 24, 14 • Sam W • Save the Date, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    Save the Date: October 10, 2014 NOTABLE SCIENCE ALUMNI CEREMONY Campbell Hall CAMPBELL HALL OPEN HOUSE BENEFACTORS GALA President’s Circle Member Event October 11, 2014 WALL OF HONOR Gary E. West Event Center Homecoming WLU vs Fairmont State, 1 pm kick-off Homecoming Lodging info: Rooms Available Oct. 10-12 Oglebay Resort & Conference Center 304.243.4000 Room Block ID# 22714 Traditional Room Rate – $115 Intermediate Room Rate  – $150 Premium Room Rate – $200 Hampton Inn – Wheeling 304.233.0440 Room Block ID# WLU Homecoming Room Rate – $129 More INFO: Shane

  • Alumni News

    Jun 24, 14 • Sam W • Forever Hilltopper, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    Organizations are ever evolving. As education, specifically higher education, has changed over the past 40 years, so too have the wants and needs of current students and alumni. Let’s examine the future of alumni associations: A student entering WLU for the 2015 academic year may be stepping onto the same campus as a student in 1975, but they are entering a whole different world of educational opportunities. What’s different today? Education is viewed as a right, not a privilege. It’s a new kind of education that involves distance learning and

  • NCAA DII Championship – Big Win for University

    Jun 22, 14 • Sam W • Sports, Summer 2014Comments OffRead More »
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    Though the men’s basketball team came up a few minutes shy of hoisting its first national championship trophy this past March at the NCAA DII Championship Game, the Hilltop enjoyed an entire season of winning support from its fans. “West Liberty University put on an amazing show. This kind of basketball and teamwork doesn’t happen easily. We are so proud of our Toppers and their performance in the Elite 8,” said loyal fan and donor Jack Adams ’63, who followed the Toppers all season long. Though this was WLU’s first

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