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.
Richmond W GloverInducted 1999
Following graduation, Richmond Glover served as a lieutenant in the Navy and was commended for outstanding performance in Vietnam. He then began a remarkable career as a distinguished industrialist, community leader and manufacturing activist. Since 1986, when he arrived in Connecticut as president and C.O.O. of Theis Precision Steel Corporation, the company has attained world leadership for specialty steels. A recent $30 million expansion added new state-of-the-art products. He chaired all major divisions of the chamber, served Bristol Hospital, Girls Club, United Way, Heart Association, youth athletics and helped found a child abuse prevention center. He co-founded the Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut; served two terms as president of a national steel association, has served on the Connecticut Development Authority since 1991 and has been an active manufacturing leader at the city, state, and national levels. His immeasurable contributions were recognized in 1995 with a “Book of Golden Deeds” award from fellow citizens and community leaders.