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.
Augusto PaglialungaInducted 1991
Augusto Paglialunga has performed leading tenor roles in opera theatres and on concert stages in Europe, Canada, South East Asia and the United States. As a scholarship student at the New England Conservatory of Music, he earned a master of music degree and was awarded the Frank Huntington Beebe Scholarship for Musicians giving him the opportunity study abroad and built a commanding repertoire of heroic and bel canto protagonists on European opera stages. Paglialunga has been adjunct professor at Hochschule fûr Musik in Freiburg, Germany; associate p rofessor at University of Washington in Seattle and is currently professor-artist in residence at West Virginia University.