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Hall Of Fame Nomination Form

Curtis Elam Hall of Fame 2009 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: Larry "Doc" Stanley, Athlete
Class of: 1959
Larry "Doc" Stanley, a native of Belle and a standout athlete at Dupont High School on Coach Bob "Hooks" Hardman's teams. "Doc" graduated from Glenville State College in 1959 lettering in football (4 yrs), basketball (2 yrs), and track (1 yr). A running back for the Pioneers, "Doc" was the leading scorer in 1956; an ALL WVIAC Performer in 1956 and 1957; ALL WVIAC in 1958; and the top rusher on the 1958 Undefeated WVIAC Championship Team (6-0-1). Larry enjoyed much success in his 40 year career with ConAgra Foods, Cincinnati, OH, where he served as the company's National Sales Manager during the last ten years of his career. Now retired, Larry continues to be very active in sports, playing in two senior softball leagues every week all year around and he is the manager/player on one of these teams. Larry and his wife, Delores, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on December 11th. They reside in Cincinnati, OH and are parents of two children. Jeff, the oldest, graduated in 1985 from Bowling Green State College in OH and is self employed, working with computer hardware/ICS systems and Laura, who graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 1990, is employed as a fireman paramedic in Northern, Kentucky. The Stanley's have five grandchildren.
Name: Tom Gunnoe, Athlete
Class of: 1964
Tom Gunnoe is a native of East Bank. He graduated from Glenville State College in 1964 lettering in football (4 yrs), basketball (2 yrs), and baseball (1 yr). Gunnoe was ALL WVIAC in 1961; Second Team ALL WVIAC - Offense in 1961 (Running Back); First Team ALL WVIAC - Offense in 1962 and 1963 (Running Back); First Team ALL WVIAC - Defense in 1963 (Corner Back); Captain of the 1963 Football team; a member of the ALL WVIAC team; and an ALL American in 1963. Additionally he played on the ALL Opponent Team (Westminster, PA). Tom received a masters degree in guidance and counseling from WVU in 1971, taught and coached for a couple of years in Kanawha County, and then played with the Charleston Rockets Continental League (1964-1966) and the Cleveland Browns National Football League (1966-1968) before beginning a long career in administration with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (1968-2002). He was awarded the Distinguished West Virginia Award at the time of his retirement. Tom and his wife of 45 years, Linda, reside in St Albans with their daughter, Tonya Renae' Gunnoe. Their son, Dr. Thomas Brent Gunnoe, and daughter in law, Trecia Bruffy Gunnoe, reside in Palmyra, VA with their daughter, Leah Marie Gunnoe.
Name: Larry Chapman, Athlete
Class of: 1975
Larry Chapman is a native of Weston. He competed in football for the Glenville Pioneers during Head Football Coach Bill Hanlin's era when the 1973 football team was undefeated in the WVIAC regular season (9-0). The team lost one playoff game before going on to become second runner up nationally. Larry graduated in 1974. Chapman was ALL WVIAC in 1973; Second Team NAIA ALL American in 1973; and an Offensive Lineman on the 1973 NAIA Runner-Up Team. Larry taught in Calhoun and Preston County schools for seven years after graduating from Glenville State College before pursuing a career with Equitable Gas (now EQT Midstream) as a Safety Director. He currently serves as Manager of Technical Training for the company and travels extensively in his job. Chapman is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Training and Development. Larry and his wife, Suzzanne '74 reside in Lost Creek. They are parents of two children, Satsha Chapman Poling, Anmore, WV, and Mason Chapman, Orlando, FL.
Name: Tina Burkhamer Cunningham, Athlete - Coach
Class of: 1987
Tina Burkhamer Cunningham is a native of Linn. She competed in basketball and volleyball for the Lady Pioneers and graduated from Glenville State College in 1987. Versatile and noted for her deadly jump shot, Tina was First Team ALL Tournament in 1985 and 1986; Second Team ALL WVIAC in 1985; First Team ALL WVIAC in 1986; Team Scoring Leader in 1985 and 1986; and Career Average Scoring Leader in 1986. Additionally Tina was co-captain of her basketball team in 1985-1986 and received the prestigious Clarissa Williams Award in 1987. After graduating from GSC, she served as the College's Sports Information Director from 1987-1992; Assistant Women's Basketball Coach from 1987-1991; and as Co-Volleyball Coach in 1987. Tina and her husband, Greg Cunningham '87 were married in 1987. They reside in Troy with their three sons, Tyler, Austin, and Colby.
Name: Kim Creel, Athlete
Class of: 1990
Kim Creel is a native of Ravenswood. She graduated from GSC in 1990 and competed in basketball (4 yrs), volleyball (2 yrs), and track (1 yr). Kim was Second Team ALL WVIAC in 1988 and 1989 in basketball and was on the first Lady Pioneer Basketball team to advance to the NAIA National Tournament. Kim received Honorable Mention, ALL WVIAC for Volleyball in 1987; was Second Team ALL WVIAC for Volleyball in 1988; Outstanding Young Woman for Volleyball in 1988; WVIAC Champion for Discus Throwing in 1986; placed Second in WVIAC for Shot-Put in 1986; and Third in WVIAC for Javelin in 1986. Creel received the prized Clarissa Williams Award in 1990. She is pursuing a master's degree in counseling at Marshall University Graduate College, Charleston, WV. She serves as Executive Director of the Bob Burdette Center in Charleston where she received the "Share the Vision" Community Award in 2002 and continues to secure grants for this operation. Kim and her three children, Marsha, Billie, and Issac, reside in St. Albans.