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Nursing Scholarship Established at Glenville State College


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

President Barr, Nancy Lemon Rust, and Mike Rust

GSC President Peter Barr with scholarship donors Nancy and Mike Rust

GLENVILLE, WV – Thanks to two generous donors, Glenville State College now has a new nursing scholarship for students. Nancy Lemon Rust has recently funded the scholarship at GSC, where she attended in the early 1970s. She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Mike, who is a 1973 GSC graduate. The Rusts have strong feelings of gratitude for their time spent in Glenville, and are committed to providing future students with the same opportunities they received during their time on campus. Nancy is the daughter of Lawrence and Barbara Lemon of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

“Mike and I have been truly blessed and are pleased to be able to have this opportunity to share with the young men and women in central West Virginia, where we were raised. With the current shortage of qualified nursing graduates projected to be a continuing problem in the health care field, I hope this will open the door for high school graduates to earn a college degree that will allow them to stay in West Virginia and raise their families here,” said Rust.

Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr expressed his gratitude for the gift, noting a continuing and growing commitment from the Rust family. “Mike and Nancy have been significant contributors to our mission of educating students that may not have a chance to attend college if it were not for Glenville State. This $100,000 scholarship will make a true difference to students for generations to come,” said Barr.

Students will have the opportunity to be selected for the Nancy Lemon Rust Nursing Scholarship beginning with the fall 2014 semester. For additional information on this or any other scholarship opportunity at GSC, contact Vice President for College Advancement Dennis J. Pounds at or (304) 462-6381.

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