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Hall Of Fame Nomination Form

Curtis Elam Hall of Fame 2006 Inductees

Named in honor of Curtis Elam, class of 1949, who has been a major benefactor of GSC and who during his time on campus was an avid sports fan. Thanks to a gift he made to the College, we have been able to establish this Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame display is located in the lobby of the Physical Education Building.

Name: Paul Fulks, Athlete
Class of: 1937
Paul Fulks, inducted posthumously, was a native of Fayette County and a long time resident of Lewis County. He lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Glenville where he competed for the legendary Coach Nate Rohrbough. Paul was captain of his 1936 football team, and president of the College's "G" Club. He went on to become a secondary school coach at Weston High School and then at Oak Hill High School. After a successful coaching career, he entered the private sector and established the very successful Fulks Sporting Goods. Paul retired from this company in 1971 and served on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Bank in Weston for many years. Mr. Fulks is survived by his wife, Shirley Bush Fulks. They have two children, Paul Michael "Mike" Fulks and Melody Fulks Bennett, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Name: Don Merriman, Athlete
Class of: 1954
Don Merriman, a native of Glenfield, PA, lettered in football, basketball, and baseball at GSC. He was the 1953 co-captain of his football team and was named WVIAC All Conference in Football. During his college career, he was a member of the 1950-51 WVIAC Champion Basketball Team. Don was a very successful coach and athletic director in Maryland high schools for almost twenty years where he coached seven of those Maryland teams to State Basketball Championships. Now retired, Don and his wife, Jean, maintain residences in Lake Suzy, FL and Hedgesville, WV. They have four children, Brian, Bruce, Brenda and Becky, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Name: Jerome Fruit, Athlete
Class of: 1976
Jerome Fruit, a native of Scarbro, near Oak Hill lettered in football at GSC. He was 1974 and 1975 WVIAC All Conference and continues to hold GSC's record as career leader in interceptions with twenty-four. Additionally he was WVIAC's career leader in interceptions, a record he held for nineteen years. Jerome was co-recipient of his alma mater's Montrose award in 1976 and has coached football, basketball, and girl's track at Oak Hill High School.
Name: Ted Valentine, Athlete
Class of: 1980
Ted Valentine lettered in baseball at GSC and credits his time at Glenville as being where the beginning of his very successful career in basketball officiating began. Ted coached John Marshall High School's baseball team to the WV Class AAA State Championship. He is now recognized nationwide as a highly respected NCAA basketball official and received the James A. Naismith Award as NCAA's College Referee of the Year in 2005. Ted officiated the NCAA Final Four in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 2006 and the NCAA National Championship Game in 1994, 1995 and 1997.