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.
Willam C MercerInducted 1998
William C. Mercer is a local family practice physician who attributes much of his success to his education he received at West Liberty State College – in the classroom and on the tennis courts. He was selected as one of the “Top Physicians in America” (northeast division) by Pittsburgh magazine in 1997. He is also a former chairman of the department of Family Practice at Wheeling Hospital and a former president of the Ohio Valley Medical Center’s medical and dental staff. He is a clinical assistant professor for WVU and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and he teaches geriatrics to third-year medical students. He is in private practice in Wheeling, WV, and serves as medical director of Peterson Hospital.