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.
Joan CampbellInducted 2012
Campbell was born in Wheeling and is a resident of Clearview. She graduated from Warwood High School as valedictorian and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at West Liberty, where she once again was selected as valedictorian. She then earned a master’s degree at West Virginia University.
She began her career as an executive secretary with Wheeling Steel Corporation, but her real love was teaching at the elementary level. She went on to have an outstanding career of 30 years as an educator in Ohio County Schools.
In 1984, Campbell was named the Ohio County Teacher of the Year. She was known for her annual theatrical/musical productions, which she wrote and directed at Warwood Grade School.
During her tenure as First Lady of West Liberty, from 1984-1995, she initiated a number of college-wide programs including: campus beautification projects, a May-Morning breakfast for graduating females, an annual holiday party for campus sororities, recognition dinners for student groups such as theater, music, athletics and others. She also served as advisor to her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta.
Campbell also hosted holiday galas for the alumni association, the faculty, the WLSC Foundation Board of Directors and the West Liberty advisory board. She was active in promoting and assisting the Elderhostel Program, formerly hosted by West Liberty.
Campbell continues to be involved with the University as a lifetime member of the Alumni Association, a continuous member of the President’s Circle and a member of the Shotwell Society. She is active in the Wheeling community as a member of the Thursday Music Club and King’s Daughters.
She is married to Dr. Clyde D. Campbell, president emeritus of West Liberty, and she is the mother of Leslie A. Campbell, special education teacher for Ohio County Schools. She has three grandchildren: Emily, Hannah and Colby.