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Frymier Selected for Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award

Mandy FrymierFor Immediate Release
May 5, 2011

Glenville, WV—The Second Annual Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award has been presented to Amanda Frymier, Administrative Secretary for the Glenville State College Department of Athletics. Frymier also serves as Senior/Title IX Coordinator/Senior Women’s Administrator. The $2,500 award is given annually to a member of the Glenville State College faculty or staff in alternating years. The inaugural award was given to a GSC faculty member in 2010. The 2011 award was available for GSC staff members.

The award is funded through the Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Endowment Fund established by GSC President Dr. Peter Barr and his wife Betsy. The recipient of the award may use the funds to further his or her professional growth and development. The funds must be used within eighteen months of being awarded.

“Betsy and I are pleased to present this year’s award to Mandy Frymier. Our faculty and staff at Glenville State College are dedicated employees who strive to make GSC the best small public liberal arts colleges in the nation. We established this award to afford these outstanding individuals a chance to take advantage of professional development opportunities that will help them expand their skills and knowledge,” said Dr. Peter Barr.

Frymier will use the award to lead a four-person contingent including Assistant Basketball Coaches Bill Lilly and Rob Summers, Volleyball Coach Camai Roberson, and herself to an NCAA Rules and Compliance seminar. “Because of our tight budget we have not been able to attend some of these seminars in the past. It is important to go to as many of these seminars as possible so that we are up to date on the constantly changing NCAA rules and regulations. I really appreciate the Barrs making these funds available to us so that the GSC Athletic Department can continue to be in compliance with the NCAA,” said Frymier.

Frymier was selected for the award from proposals submitted by full-time classified or non-classified staff persons for the 2011 award. The funds may be used to cover transportation, lodging, conference fees, etc. that are connected to professional growth and development. The award may also be used for a specific piece of equipment, or tool that would make a job easier or more rewarding.

“The initial Pete and Betsy Barr Award was presented to an outstanding GSC faculty member in 2010. We are pleased that this year’s award will continue that success by making these funds available to Mandy Frymier to assist with professional development of the GSC Athletic Department. Mandy has been exemplary employee over her thirty plus years here at GSC,” said Denny Pounds Vice President for External Affairs and Executive Director of GSC Foundation and Chairman of the Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award selection Committee.

The 2012 Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award will be available to GSC faculty members. Applications for the award will be accepted in the fall of 2011.

For more information about the Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award contact Pounds at or (304) 462-6381.

Media Contact:
Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361ext. 6390

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