GLENVILLE, WV – Final plans for this year’s Alumni Day on Saturday, April 26th have been made. All alumni and friends of the college are invited back to campus. Those coming back to Glenville the evening before and those living within driving distance to campus may want to take advantage of GSC’s spring band concert, under the direction of Professor Lloyd Bone, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, April 25th, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
On Saturday, several activities have been scheduled for throughout the day, including a bluegrass jam session at the Alumni Center from noon until 2:00 p.m., a reunion/retirement reception for Professor Emeritus Rick Sypolt in the Land Resources Department at the Waco Center from 1:00-3:00 p.m., an Open House with tours of the new Waco Center from 1:00-4:00 p.m., a double-header baseball game at the Sue Morris Sports Complex, and a 3:00 p.m. Senior Recital in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
All activities on Saturday promise to be wonderful opportunities for everyone to socialize, reminisce, and re-establish contact with fellow alums and friends of Glenville State College that they haven’t seen in a while. The Alumni Center, open from noon until 4:30 p.m., will be headquarters for the day’s activities.
The College Bookstore will be open from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday for everyone to have an opportunity to find that special GSC souvenir and the Robert F. Kidd Library will be open during these hours as well. The perimeter doors of campus buildings will be unlocked during the afternoon, encouraging alums to tour the facilities and reminisce.
The annual meet and greet social time for banquet attendees will be held in the pre-function area of the Alan B. Mollohan Campus Community Center from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by the alumni banquet at 6:00 p.m. in the ballroom. The evening’s banquet spotlight will be on the Alumni Association’s guests of honor: Alumnus of the Year Rich Heffelfinger ’80, Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Kim Wilson ’75, Community Service Award Honoree Mack Samples ’64, Outstanding Public School Educator Awards Phil Tharp ’75 and Kathy (Fox) Tharp ’74, Outstanding Young Alumna Maggie Beth (Smith) Ponton ’06, and Outstanding Young Alumnus Matt Cogar ’10. The spotlight will also be upon the family of Professor Ed McKown ’61 as he is honored posthumously.
Alumna Margaret (Miller) Goodwin ’51 will host a social time at the Alumni Center following the evening’s banquet and Rumble on the Hill will be held that night in the Physical Education Building’s Jesse Lilly Gymnasium.
For planning purposes, prior reservations at $20.00 each are required for banquet attendees. Contact the Glenville State College Alumni Office at (304) 462-4122, local, or (866) 239-0285, toll free, for more information about Alumni Day activities and to make your banquet reservation(s).