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GSC Honors McPherson


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Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
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Glenville, WV—The Glenville State College Board of Governors and GSC President Dr. Peter Barr recently acknowledged Thomas A. McPherson for his many years of service to and support of the college.

Thomas A. McPherson (center) receives awards from GSC President Dr. Peter Barr and GSC Board of Governors Chair Sue Morris.

McPherson was honored with a’ Certificate of Appreciation’ for his work as President of the Glenville State College Foundation and his more than twenty years of service on the Foundation Board. The inscription on the plaque he received also recognized his two-year term as a member of the Glenville State College Board of Governors from 2008-2010.

“Over the past six years, Betsy and I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Tom McPherson in a variety of activities. His continuous support for Glenville State College cannot be overstated. I am extremely appreciative of his dedication, support, and friendship.  As a member of the Glenville State College Board of Governors, he took his role seriously and was always acting in the best interests of the college.  He will clearly be missed as a member of that body, but he continues to provide support and guidance as the Chair of the GSC Athletic Advisory Commission, ” said Barr.

Mr. McPherson graduated from Glenville State College in 1958. He served as loan officer for Kanawha Union Bank before rising to the position of President. After the financial institution merged with United Bank in 1988, he served as Executive Vice President for United Bankshares until his retirement. McPherson’s wife Mary Lee owned and operated Town and Country Real Estate in Glenville for many years until her recent retirement. They reside in Burnsville, West Virginia and have three children: Jerry, Brad, and Sherrie.

In 2008, Tom and Mary Lee McPherson pledged a $250,000 gift to the Glenville State College ‘Transforming Lives Now’ capital campaign. They say it was their way of doing their part to make the college a better place.

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