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.
Nancy Walters SprowlsInducted 2002
Nancy Walters Sprowls earned her bachelor’s of arts degree from West Liberty State College in 1953, her M.A. from The Ohio State University and completed additional graduate work in theatre management. She and her late husband, Herb, a 1953 West Liberty graduate and former high school and community college mathematics teacher, are the parents of four children and have three grandchildren. Her professional work includes 20 years on the Ohio Education Theatre Association Board, serving as president from 1987-90. From 1992 through 1996, Sprowls served as EdTA Territorial Director coordinating EdTA services in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. She is an elected member of both the Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame and the Ohio Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame. Sprowls also served as president of the Ohio Speech Communication Association, was named the Speech Teacher of the Year for 1988-89, and was inducted into the Ohio Speech League Hall of Fame. Sprowls served as Education Chair of the Ohio Theatre Alliance, as a board member for the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, the Magical Theatre, Medina Performing Arts Foundation and the Medina Branch of the American Association of University Women. Prior to 1994, she taught theatre and speech, directed plays, coached the speech team and served as the English department coordinator in the school in which she taught in Brunswick, Ohio. She is the executive director of the Medina County Arts Council, serves on the Ohio Department of Education advisory committee for arts standards and is the community theatre artistic director in Brunswick.