Archive for the ‘Winter 2013’ Category

  • Angie’s Hill

    Dec 19, 13 • Sam W • Development, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »
    Angie's Hill

      It’s time for gift giving and sharing the spirit of the season with the ones you love. Many alumni and community members have given gifts to West Liberty University because of their love for the University and I have the pleasure of helping them share these meaningful gifts. During 2013, donors gave gifts to support projects to advance the University or impact the students we serve. Alumni chapters joined together to do something meaningful as a group. Many donations came in memory or in honor of a beloved friend

  • Chris Carder ’72 Named Executive Director of WLU Foundation

    Dec 18, 13 • Sam W • Special, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »
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      Wheeling resident and native Christine “Chris” Carder was named as executive director of the WLU Foundation last spring. “I’m a firm believer in supporting the University and its efforts and I’m happy to take on this role and assist the Foundation in reaching its goals,” she said. “I’ve always been grateful to WLU for the education I received and the many leadership skills I learned here. It’s nice to be able to give back.” Prior to this position, Carder had a long career in education with Ohio County Schools,

  • Healing Through Art

    Dec 17, 13 • Sam W • Academics, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »
    WLU Art Therapy students, Brian Fencl MODIFIED

      “West Liberty University is the only institution of higher education in the state to offer the undergraduate degree in creative arts therapy. I thank the faculty and administrators who worked hard to make this signature program a reality,” said President Robin C. Capehart at the announcement of the approval of the Bachelor of Science in Creative Arts Therapy degree. Dean of the College of Arts and Communication Dr. William Baronak guided the academic plan approved this past August. “We anticipate great interest in the program and have had many

  • Fall ’13 Sports Highlights

    Dec 15, 13 • Sam W • Sports, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »

    Football A promising start ended in a disappointing finish for the football team, which fell short of the .500 mark for only the second time in Coach Roger Waialae’s 9 seasons. Senior kicker Bryan Arbes finished second in the nation with a school-record 19 field goals while junior punter Griff Yocum averaged a school-record 41.5 yards per punt. Soccer Coach Barry Christmas’s women’s soccer team celebrated the opening of the West Liberty Soccer Complex with a strong second season. Courtney Webb and Janice Johnson were second-team All-MEC picks with Webb

  • Hilltopper Homecoming

    Dec 15, 13 • Sam W • Forever Hilltopper, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »
    WLU Homecoming Queen Camille Bernabei & King Myron Jellison 2013 CROPPED

    Homecoming activities kicked-off in October with all the traditional student activities, including the famous Hilltopper Serenades, pep rally on Hoge Quadrangle, Saturday morning parade and the annual Homecoming Dance. But Homecoming also offers alumni and friends a chance to reconnect on the Hilltop. These special events began with a festive Friday evening Benefactors Gala at nearby Stratford Springs. President Circle donors enjoyed a great meal, socializing and a surprise appearance by the Marching Hilltoppers in their new uniforms as the band paraded through the door giving diners a musical treat!

  • Save the Date

    Dec 12, 13 • Sam W • Save the Date, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »
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    April 4-6, 2014 Florida Alumni Chapter Reunion Marriott Resort on Hutchinson Island, Stuart, FL Call 304.336.8888 for more information April 12, 2014 Great Gala OCTOBER 11, 2014 Homecoming 2014 – WLU v. Fairmont State

  • Messages from the Foundation Chair and the University President

    Dec 12, 13 • Sam W • Benefactor's Report, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »
    Robin C. Capehart
West Liberty University

    Les Defelice Foundation Chairman Dear Friends of West Liberty University: On behalf of the West Liberty University Foundation Board of Directors, it is my distinct honor to thank you for your generous and ongoing support of West Liberty University in the Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. West Liberty University is in its $22 million Capital Campaign for a Great University and your past, present, and future donations to this campaign are greatly appreciated.   Thanks to your generosity, Campbell Hall is scheduled to open in 2014. More

  • Scholarship Recipient Highlights

    Dec 12, 13 • Sam W • Development, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »

    Bessie Anderson Education Honors Scholarship The Bessie Anderson Education Honors Scholarship was established by the Miller Family Fund through the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. in 2000, in memory of Bessie Margaret Anderson who was born in Steubenville, Ohio in 1912.  Bessie graduated from West Liberty State College, which was a Normal school at that time, in 1932.  She taught in Brooke and Hancock counties. Recipients must have a minimum high school GPA 3.5, entering as a full-time freshman with declared major in education, must be a West

  • Topper Spotlight

    Dec 12, 13 • Sam W • Topper Spotlight, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »

    Donald Bruno ’52 Don Bruno enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and worked his way up to Director of the 564th Air Force Band and Supervisor of all TAC Bands worldwide! He then followed this military career with just as impressive civilian work as a teacher, band director, principal, superintendent and college faculty member. This remarkable alumnus has even penned a biography now selling on Amazon.     Joanna Monfradi Dunn ’78 JoAnne Monfradi Dunn rose to the top in the highly competitive world of marketing. Her passion lies in

  • Nathan Shotwell Society

    Dec 12, 13 • Sam W • Benefactor's Report, Winter 2013Comments OffRead More »

    The Nathan Shotwell Planned Giving Society, established in 1997, recognizes and honors those who have made provisions for West Liberty University through a bequest in a will or other estate-planning arrangement. The Society is named for the Reverend Dr. Nathan Shotwell, who founded the institution in 1837 and served as its leader until 1854. Dr. Shotwell is credited with the establishment of the high academic standards to which the University continues to aspire. The following alumni and friends of West Liberty University have made such provisions: +Deceased *2012-2013 President’s Circle

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