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Barker Scholarship Established at GSC


For More Information: Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Foundation officials are pleased to announce the establishment of the Don and Mary Jean Barker Scholarship. The scholarship was funded with proceeds from the estate of Mary Jean Barker who passed away on December 26, 2012. The scholarship will support students attending GSC from across central West Virginia with an emphasis on education majors.

Don and Mary Jean Barker

Don and Mary Jean Barker

Both GSC alumni, Don (class of 1952) and Mary Jean (class of 1948) were life-long supporters of the college. The scholarship will ensure that their dedication to the educational opportunities for central West Virginia students will be ongoing.

Mary Jean began a long career of service to Glenville State College soon after graduation working for many years as the administrative coordinator for Drs. Harry Heflin and D. Banks Wilburn in their terms as college president. She later enjoyed teaching elementary students in Ritchie and Gilmer Counties. Don worked in local businesses in Glenville during his career, and he and Mary Jean maintained a beautiful home in Glenville.

“Betsy and I knew Don and Mary Jean very well and always admired the genteel manner that showed through in their actions and deeds. This scholarship will stand as a testament to two fine members of our community, and generations to come will benefit from their generosity,” said GSC President Peter Barr.

The Barker Scholarship will be available to qualifying students for the beginning of the fall 2013 term.

For more information about GSC Foundation Scholarships, contact Vice President for College Advancement and Executive Director of the GSC Foundation Denny Pounds at or (304) 462-6381.

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