The West Liberty University Alumni Affairs was founded in June 1877 with 103 members. From its beginning, the growth and development of the Alumni has been dedicated to promoting the interests of West Liberty University and strengthening the loyalty of and fostering support among its graduates, former students, and friends. The association serves as the liaison between the alumni of West Liberty University and its administration, staff, faculty, students, and friends. Today, the Alumni Affairs continues to foster a spirit of unity and fellowship through communications, development, publicity, special events, recruiting, and career exploration.
ALUMNI “WALL OF HONOR” The West Liberty University Alumni Board of Directors instituted a project in 1990 to demonstrate to current students, visitors, and friends that the college has some very successful graduates. This project, known as the “Alumni Wall of Honor,” is a dramatic way to honor some of the college’s most distinguished alumni and display pride in the accomplishments of its graduates. The concept was suggested by then Associate Professor of Physics Robert W. Schramm, who is a 1958 graduate of the college and a 2002 Alumni Wall of Honor inductee. The Alumni Wall of Honor is housed in the south end of the Union known as the Alumni Lounge.
Alumni Affairs Purpose
The purpose of the Alumni Affairs is to promote the interests of West Liberty University and to strengthen the loyalty of and foster support among its graduates, former students and friends in such ways as:
SECTION 1. Communications
To serve as a liaison organization between the university and the association.
SECTION 2. Fund Raising
To cultivate financial support for West Liberty University from alumni and other constituent groups.
SECTION 3. Publicity
To publish and present appropriate material about and from the university and the association of interest to West Liberty’s varied constituencies.
SECTION 4. Special Events
To coordinate and implement appropriate services and activities on behalf of the university and the association.
SECTION 5. Recruiting
To encourage prospective undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their educational goals at West Liberty University.
SECTION 6. Career Opportunities
To assist alumni and students in exploring career opportunities.