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.
Gerald CrabtreeInducted 2020
Gerald Crabtree grew up outside of Wellsburg West Virginia and graduated from West Liberty State College in 1968. After graduation from Temple Medical School in Philadelphia he did his residency at Dartmouth College and in 1985 joined the faculty of Stanford Medical school where he is now the David Korn Professor. He teaches and directs a laboratory investigating fundamental mechanisms underlying cancer and human neurodevelopment. His scientific accomplishments include discoveries related to the coding capacity of the human genome, the molecules involved in the immune response and the development of the nervous system. Based on work in his laboratory at Stanford he cofounded three companies and is on the board of several charitable foundations. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science. He resides in Woodside CA.