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.
Gary E WestInducted 1993
Gary E. West began his career with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in various positions and by 1970, reached the level of district manager of the State of Connecticut. At that time, West purchased the Valley Welding Supply Company, a one plant, seven employee industrial gas and welding supply distributor located in Wheeling, WV. Today, under the leadership of West, who is president and CEO, Valley Welding (now Valley Natural Gases) is a 34 branch industrial gas and welding supply company located in seven states.