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West Liberty University

West Liberty University, formerly West Liberty State College, is a public university in West Liberty, West Virginia, United States, near Wheeling.


208 University Drive
West Liberty
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For many years the West Virginia legislature provided nearly 100% of the funds necessary to operate West Liberty State College. However, a number of years ago, that percentage figure began to decrease year by year. Recognizing this trend, the administration of the College established a body that would seek supportive funding from sources other than the state legislature. This was the West Liberty State College Foundation; now the West Liberty University Foundation, Inc. The West Liberty University Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is operated, on a day-to- day basis, by an Administrative Manager, with offices on West Liberty University campus. The stated mission of the West Liberty University Foundation, as adopted by the Board of Directors, is as follows: �The Foundation supports, strengthens and sustains the University through cultivation, investment and stewardship of private funds.� In fulfilling this mission the West Liberty University Foundation invests the proceeds from gifts, donations, bequests, etc. and returns the earnings to the University for a variety of purposes: student scholarships, program enhancements, faculty development, capitol projects, and other needs as identified by the president of the University. In this fashion, the West Liberty University Foundation has provided and continues to provide, to the University, funds for basic operating needs and enhancements that would otherwise not be possible.

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To provide our students the opportunity for a high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education.



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The West Liberty University Alumni Association was founded in June 1877 with 103 members. From its beginning, the growth and development of the Alumni Association has been dedicated to promoting the interests of West Liberty University and strengthening the loyalty of and fostering support among its graduates, former students, and friends. The association serves as the liaison between the alumni of West Liberty University and its administration, staff, faculty, students, and friends. Today, the Alumni Association represents nearly 20,000 alumni and continues to foster a spirit of unity and fellowship through communications, development, publicity, special events, recruiting, and career exploration. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION "WALL OF HONOR" The West Liberty University Alumni Association 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. Liberty Oaks Alumni House Bed & Breakfast First occupied in 1936 and serving as the residence for the Presidents of West Liberty University until 1997, Liberty Oaks Alumni House Bed & Breakfast is a stately mansion located on the beautiful West Liberty campus. Clyde D. Campbell Alumni Park Alumni Park is home to three black granite pyramids displaying the engraved names of alumni and friends of West Liberty University. Alumni Park is located in the "heart" of the campus � just outside of Main Hall and adjacent to the Union. Chris Booker, radio talk-show host Todd H. Bullard (B.A., 1953), founding member of Chi Nu Fraternity and former president of Potomac State College and Bethany College Mark Murphy, former Green Bay Packers safety Rick Schneider-Calabash, award-winning animation producer, writer, director for Walt Disney Studios Lynn Ullom, women's basketball coach Branden Ore, running back (formerly with Virginia Tech) John Corbett, Golden Globe nominated actor Joe Niekro, Major League Baseball Pitcher Lou Piccone, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Erik Fankhouser, Professional Bodybuilder, IFBB International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness George C. Allen II, Air National Guard Brigadier General Tori Hansen Professional Women's Basketball Player in Australia Corey Pelle Professional Basketball Player in Slovakia Barry Shetzer Professional Basketball Player in Portugal Mike Mathey Former Professional Basketball Player in Germany Alex Triantafillo Professional Baseball Player in Germany Kym Gable Freelance Reporter/Anchor for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, PA Philip Stahl Anchor for WTOV-TV 9 in Steubenville, OH/Wheeling, WV Brian Gossett, Founder and Owner of Pittsburgh Sporting News. Shane Maynard Assistant Basketball Coach at Massanutten Military Academy(Basketballs' all time leading scorer)



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