For Immediate Release: June 8, 2011
Contact: Bob Edwards
Public Relations & Marketing
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – Glenville State College alum John Lopez was one of four students presented with the 2011 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award from Ohio University. He graduated from Glenville State College in 2006 with a bachelor of arts degree in music education. The award recognizes graduate students who have distinguished themselves as educators. Lopez recently finished his master’s degree in performance/wind conducting at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is a native of Fairmont, West Virginia.
“Lopez was initially recruited by GSC Professor Emeritus Harry Rich. He later became one of my advisees and I found him to be one of the finest students I have ever taught. While a student at GSC, he performed in the GSC Marching, Pep and Concerts Bands, Brass Ensemble, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble. He performed in every ensemble at a very high level. I have witnessed his immense success at Ohio University and am very happy for all that he has accomplished,” says GSC Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone.
He was the second student from the Ohio University School of Music to receive the award and the eighth student to receive the award from the College of Fine Arts. He also received the most nominations of any nominee in the history of the award.