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.
Mary Hinzman WhitmanInducted 2014
Currently Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Dr. Mary H. Whitman leads a group of 13 full-time employees. During her 13-year tenure at Janssen, Whitman has received several Johnson and Johnson Standards of Leadership Awards for Publication Excellence and holds two Greenbelt Awards in Publications.
She has served on committees for the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals, the Council of Science Editors, the Drug Information Association, and has been a long-term member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, Society of Scholarly Publishing, and the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Whitman has served on the alumni board of directors of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of Thomas Jefferson University, where she is now president. During her career, she has mentored more than 25 student interns in clerkships and formal research programs while employed at other pharmaceutical companies.
A resident of West Chester, Pa., Whitman holds a Doctoral degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology from the Graduate School of Biomedical Science of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health with thesis in Toxicology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from West Liberty University. Formal postdoctoral research was conducted through fellowships awarded by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.