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GSC Celebrates Alumni Day 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College graduates and friends gathered on campus for the 2015 Alumni Day on Saturday, April 25th. A day full of activities culminated with the annual Alumni Banquet in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom. Those in attendance enjoyed a buffet dinner and the presentation of the 2015 GSC Alumni Association award recipients.

Alumni Day Walt Turner

The Alumnus of the Year Award is presented to Walt Turner (left) by Ralph Holder

The evening’s prestigious Alumnus of the Year Award was presented to Walter W. ‘Walt’ Turner. The award is given to a graduate of Glenville State College for outstanding contributions in their chosen field or for outstanding personal accomplishments. Right out of college Turner began his career at Koppers, a Fortune 500 company with worldwide facilities, as a production assistant and worked his way up to President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he would hold until his retirement in December 2014. Turner currently serves on the board of trustees for Carnegie Museums and the Junior Achievement Board. He is a native of Bedford County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Glenville State College in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also attended Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

Alumni Day Mike Lieving

Community Service Award recipient Mike Lieving (left) with Bob Marshall

The Community Service Award was presented to Mike Lieving ’76.  This award is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves in community service. After graduation Lieving began a career in banking in Mason County, West Virginia where he has resided with his family for the past 30 years. He is currently employed by the Farmers Bank and Savings Company where he is the President of the West Virginia Division and Chief Lending Officer. He is a past chairman and still serves on the Pleasant Valley Board of Trustees, past president and board member of the Mason County Chamber of Commerce, Mason County Community Foundation Board member, past chairman and current member of the Board of the West Virginia Bankers Association, and is involved with the St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Haven, West Virginia where he also served as past council president. Lieving is a native of West Columbia, West Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Glenville State College where he majored in Economics with minors in Marketing and Retailing.

“Unlike most college students, I attended no social events because my wife and I were busy with classes and taking care of our daughter. Sometimes it was very difficult for us to find a babysitter to watch our daughter when we both were in class, but my sister was in a sorority so we had 25 more ‘sisters’ to help watch her. She was known as the ‘Pioneer Football’ because she was watched by so many people,” Lieving recalled.

Alumni Day Karina Kendrick

Outstanding Young Alumna Karina Kendrick (left) with her former coach Dennis Fitzpatrick

The Outstanding Young Alumna Award was presented to Karina Kendrick ’08.  This award is presented to a female graduate who is less than thirty-six years old who has achieved early and remarkable success in their career. Kendrick received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Glenville State College where she graduated summa cum laude. She also was a member of the Lady Pioneer Basketball team where she earned honors from the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) all four years of her undergraduate career. Kendrick attended the West Virginia University College of Law where she graduated Order of Coif (top 10% of her graduating class) and earned her J.D. in 2011. She began her law career at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia and recently relocated to Westlake, Ohio where she is working as an Associate with Jackson Lewis P.C., an AmLaw 100 and Global 100 ranked law firm.

“My time at Glenville State prepared not only me but my teammates on the Lady Pioneer Basketball team for all of the challenges that we would face and for all of the achievements in my life. It has helped me get through law school and I continue using what I learned at GSC in my practice today,” Kendrick said.

Alumni Day Tony Minney

Outstanding Young Alumnus Tony Minney (left) with Dennis Carpenter

The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award was presented to Tony Minney ’08.  This award is presented to a male graduate who is less than thirty-six years old who has achieved early and remarkable success in their career. Minney was involved in many different activities and organizations while at GSC and stated, “Glenville State College was a great experience for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it. During my time at Glenville I held many different leadership positions in the Student Government Association and a few other organizations. Being involved while in college has given me wonderful leadership skills that I use daily in my professional career.” After graduation, Minney has been the Technology Integration Specialist at Gilmer County High School, Principal at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, and is currently serving as Principal at Braxton County High School and is in the last year of his doctoral program. He resides in Coxs Mills, West Virginia with his wife Kyre-Anna (nee Bartz) Minney ’08 and their two children.

Alumni Day Ressie Thomas

Outstanding Teacher Award recipient Ressie Thomas (right) with Kyre-Anna Minney

The Outstanding Teacher Award was presented to Ressie (nee Brown) Thomas ’90.  This award is designated for public school teachers who have distinguished themselves during their careers. Thomas graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Multi-Subjects K-8, and an Associate’s Degree in Sign Language Interpreting. Later on she received a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education pre-school-adult from Marshall University and is currently working on a dissertation for her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. She has worked for seventeen years as the Nicholas County deaf and hard of hearing teacher and, since 2012, has served as the Regional Outreach Specialist for the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind which covers fifteen counties in central and southeastern West Virginia. She also teaches sign language for New River Community and Technical College and is a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma honor society where she has served as the President of the Nu Chapter since 2014. She has also interpreted sign language for governors, senators, and former President Bill Clinton.

“I am so thankful for Glenville State for opening me up to so many great people who have become lifelong friends. I would never have made it through without them and their support,” said Thomas. She currently resides in Summersville, West Virginia.

Alumni Day Dr. Joe Evans

Alumni Achievement Award recipient Dr. Joe Evans (left) with Dr. Gary Morris

The Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Joe Evans ’63. This award is given to a graduate who has distinguished themselves in their chosen field. After graduation from GSC, Evans completed his Master of Science from Ohio State University and later received his Doctor of Education from West Virginia University. Except for a few early years in his career, Evans has been employed at his alma mater since 1970. While working at Glenville State College he has served the institution in many positions including: Provost and Senior Vice President, Dean of Teacher Education, and an instructor of Science Education, Earth Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Math. He has been the recipient of many awards throughout his career including: West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services Hall of Fame inductee, Outstanding Faculty Award from the GSC Alumni Association, Curtis Elam Professor for Teaching Excellence at GSC, Faculty Marshal, and many more. Evans resides in Glenville, West Virginia with his wife June.

Alumni Day Bill Deel

Alumni Service Award recipient Bill Deel (left) with John Hoover

Immediate past Alumni Association President Bill Deel was recognized with the Alumni Service Award at the banquet. The award is reserved for those who have and continue to give their all to the College. In addition to his continued support for the Alumni Council, he also serves on the GSC Board of Governors and the GSC Foundation Board. As part of the evening’s proceedings, Deel recognized eight special alumni and friends of the College who had passed away in the last year. Those recognized in memoriam included: Coach Earl ‘Whitey’ Adolfson, Dr. Billie M. Atkinson ’56, Joyce (Georgalis) Geyh ’53, Dr. Robert ‘Ted’ Hauman ’65, Thomas McPherson ’58, Ronnie Barker Peters ’59, Frances ‘Fran’ (Myers) Schmetzer ’43, and H. Laban White, Jr. ’37.

For more information about alumni affairs at Glenville State College, contact Alumni Director Debbie Nagy via e-mail at Debra.Nagy@glenville.edu, by phone locally at (304) 462-4122, or toll-free at (866) 239-0285.

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Incoming Freshmen Invited to Register at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Incoming Glenville State College freshmen are invited to complete their course registrations on Saturday, June 20 at GSC’s Registration Day.

Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a check in and light refreshments in the Land Resources Area of GSC’s Waco Center followed by a brief welcome and class registration until 11:00 a.m. Representatives from GSC’s Financial Aid Office also will be there in the morning to answer questions.

Registration Day postcard“Registration Day is a fantastic event for our new students to receive academic advising and prepare their fall schedules. Our goal is to get them familiar with their new home for the next four years. We are excited to welcome the Class of 2019 into the beautiful Waco Center and show everyone the changes that are happening on our dynamic campus,” said GSC Director of Admissions Ashley Weir.

After the event, students and their families are invited to enjoy the vendors, displays, food, and more at the Annual West Virginia State Folk Festival in downtown Glenville. The Folk Festival has celebrated Appalachian history and culture for over 50 years.  Folk Festival festivities run from Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 21.

For more information, contact admissions@glenville.edu or (800) 924-2010.

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Academically Talented Students Honored at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 14, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Twenty-three members of Glenville State College’s Class of 2015 received ceremonial stoles recognizing them as honor graduates at an Honor Graduates Reception on May 7 at the home of GSC President Peter Barr and his wife Betsy. Students with grade point averages between 3.85 and 4.00 are acknowledged as summa cum laude, GPAs between 3.70 and 3.84 are recognized as magna cum laude, and GPAs between 3.50 and 3.69 are honored as cum laude.

Students achieving summa cum laude distinction are: Andrew J. Bailes of Canvas (Nicholas County), Julie A. Greenlee of Duck (Clay County), and Morgan L. (nee Mullens) Smyth of Craigsville (Nicholas County).

Magna cum laude graduates are: Holly G. Crider of Brandywine (Pendleton County), Alexander D. Joseph of Fairmont (Marion County), Hunter E. McWhorter of Horner (Lewis County), Jessica A. Parsons of Worthington (Marion County), Meghan D. Ruddlesden of Parkersburg (Wood County), and Mischell L. Workman of Burnsville (Braxton County).

Cum laude graduates are: Steven L. Casto of Marlinton (Pocahontas County), Adam L. Fuller of Durbin (Pocahontas County), Stefanie J. Gladders of Vernon (British Columbia, Canada), Kayleigh A. Huck of Delaware, Ohio, Graydon T. Jedamski of Broadway, Virginia, Robert ‘Robbie’ Mann Jr. of Great Cacapon (Morgan County), Andréa E. Osborne of Glenville (Gilmer County), Heather N. Roop of Summersville (Nicholas County), Shelby M. Scott of Parkersburg (Wood County), Jared M. Shipe of Harrisville (Ritchie County), Randy R. Smith of Grantsville (Calhoun County), Bradley M. Stutler of Clarksburg (Harrison County), Alyssa Brooke White of Buffalo (Putnam County), and Ashley D. Woodford of Coxs Mills (Gilmer County).

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Huck Receives Student Leadership Award at GSC Commencement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 11, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Kayleigh Huck, a 2015 Glenville State College teacher education graduate, was presented with the Student Leadership Award at GSC’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 9. She is the daughter of Steve and Maria Huck of Delaware, Ohio.

“It was a complete surprise when my name was called at commencement. I have been part of a lot here at Glenville State, but when I was sitting among so many other amazing graduates and friends – I didn’t expect my name to be called. It was a true honor and blessing to be seen as a student worthy of the Student Leadership Award and receiving it meant so much to me,” Huck commented.

Nominations from faculty members touted her multiple accomplishments and activities around campus and described her as possessing a, “drive for excellence.”

Kayleigh Huck

President Barr and Kayleigh Huck

That description should come as no surprise for someone who has participated in cross country, softball, and track and field as a student athlete. She also served as a Resident Assistant for two and a half years, was a member of the science and math honorary Chi Beta Phi, and was elected homecoming queen in 2014. All of that in addition to preparing for degrees in Elementary Education (K-6), General Math-Algebra l (5-9), and Science (5-9).

“Being a multiple sport athlete while being a full time student was extremely challenging but it taught me many important skills such as organization and time management which will be crucial for me in the future. Even though at times I felt overwhelmed, I loved being able to participate in so many activities which allowed me to meet so many amazing people,” said Huck.

She plans on substitute teaching in the Glenville area for the remainder of the current school year. After that she hopes to find a teaching position in either mathematics or science in Gilmer or a surrounding county.

“My favorite thing about GSC is how friendly and welcoming everyone in the community is. I always knew I wanted to come to a smaller college and when I was touring for athletics about six years ago I went to many different schools, but from the moment I stepped foot on Glenville’s campus I knew this was where I wanted to be,” Huck said. “Everyone was so happy and welcoming and it made me feel like these people cared about me and my education. That was really important since I was going to be about five hours from home.”

“I have to thank my parents, sister, family, and boyfriend for their never-ending support. My parents have raised me to be strong-willed and a dreamer; they taught me to always be accountable and never rest until the job is done. To my sister for always pushing me to be the best role model I can be; she constantly reminds me that I have the power conquer any challenge that comes into my life. To my boyfriend for his constant support. And to the rest of my family for the motivation to be the best person I can be. I am extremely grateful!” she concluded.

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Retirees Return to GSC for Recognition, Lunch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 29, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – With nearly 60 people in attendance, Glenville State College’s president recently welcomed former employees back to campus for a Retirees Luncheon. The event, according to President Peter Barr, was a chance to honor those who devoted years of work to ensure the success of the college. “These individuals built the culture that lets our students know we care. I appreciate all of the things that they’ve brought to this campus over their many years of accumulated service,” he said.

Retired GSC Faculty

Phil Rossano, Jim Meads, Harry Rich, Rick Sypolt, Dr. Mike Smith, Ralph Bame, Dr. John Curran, Bill Bonnett, Dr. Sharon Kraus, Charles Scott, Yvonne King, George Harper, Linda Riegel, Dr. Kathy Butler, Dr. David Gillespie, and Dr. Gary Gillespie

The crowd included recent retirees and some who had not been back to GSC in several years. Nearly every office and academic department across campus had representation from the group that assembled to reminisce and share memories. Many of the former professors and staff members who attended also were Glenville State College graduates.

Professor Emerita Dr. Sharon Kraus explained how she and fellow emeriti professor Dr. James ‘Jim’ Meads had been Glenville classmates before they went on to teach at their alma mater. “Jim and I were students here before we were teachers. Something that always stands out in my mind was when the new library was constructed when I was a student here. I can recall many people forming a line to the new building and working to transfer the materials,” said Kraus. She said she spends her time these days traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Linda Riegel was a professor in the Division of Business at GSC for 21 years before her retirement. “Glenville has a culture about it. When I graduated, being a Glenville grad was a feather in your cap before you ever did anything else,” she said. Riegel now volunteers her time at an elementary school library and runs 5Ks with her daughter, Taylor.

Retired GSC Staff

Layne Jenkins, Jim Stalknaker, Mary Alltop, Brenda McCartney, Ginny Yeager, Karen Lay, Sherry de Rosset, Carla Conley, Wilda Kuhl, Garry Kight, Eleanor Nicholas, E. Jean Weese, Doris Williams, and Joe Wilmoth

Many of the attendees held a variety of different positions during their time at GSC. Sherry de Rosset, for instance, retired from GSC’s Robert F. Kidd Library in 2011 but previously served as secretary for the Business Department, worked in the Registrar’s Office, and was originally hired as the campus mailroom and switchboard operator in 1975.

For some, retirement has become busier than day-to-day work life. Several have returned to GSC either as part-time/temporary workers or as volunteers for the college. Garry Kight managed the college Print Shop for 40 years and still left retirement to fill in part time when needed until fully retiring last year. Karen Lay and Carla Conley, the two most recent retirees in attendance at the luncheon, are staying in their previous positions on a part-time basis to train others in the Financial Aid Office. Professor Emeritus Harry Rich taught brass in the Fine Arts Department for 19 years before his retirement but he’s now back and trains current students on the trumpet. Others, like Professor Emerita Yvonne King, volunteer their time to help the GSC Alumni Association.

Those in attendance included: Mary Alltop, Professor Emeritus Ralph Bame, Bill Bonnett, Professor Emerita Dr. Kathy Butler, Carla Conley, Dr. John Curran, Sherry de Rosset, Dennis Fitzpatrick, Dr. David Gillespie, Professor Emeritus Dr. Gary Gillespie, Professor Emeritus George Harper, Layne Jenkins, Garry Kight, Professor Emerita Yvonne King, Professor Emerita Dr. Sharon Kraus, Karen Lay, Wilda Kuhl, Brenda McCartney, Professor Emeritus James H. Meads, Eleanor Nicholas, Linda Riegel, Professor Emeritus Harry Rich, Professor Emeritus Phil Rossano, Professor Emeritus Charles Scott, Professor Emeritus Dr. Mike Smith, James Stalnaker, Professor Emeritus Charles ‘Rick’ Sypolt, E. Jean Weese, Doris Williams, Joe Wilmoth, and Ginny Yeager.

For more information about the Retirees Luncheon, contact Special Assistant to the President Debbie Nagy at Debra.Nagy@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6100.

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GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program Provides Summer Food Service Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 18, 2015

GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars Program announces its sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. The camps will be held at Glenville State College on: June 14-16, June 21-23, July 6-9, July 13-16, and August 9-13.

Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp or an enrolled program, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. (The income guidelines for reduced price meals by family size are listed below.) Children who are part of households that receive SNAP and/or TANF assistance are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Eligibility is based on the following income guidelines:

Guidelines to Determine Student Eligibility, Summer Food Service Program 2015

Annual Family Income Before Deductions

Federal Income Chart For School Year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Household Size Yearly Monthly
1 $21,590 $1,800
2 29,101 2,426
3 36,612 3,051
4 44,123 3,677
5 51,634 4,303
6 59,145 4,929
7 66,656 5,555
8 74,167 6,181
Each additional 7,511 626

For more information about the Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars Summer Food Program, please call (304) 462-6054.

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

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GSC Class of 2015 Receives Their Diplomas; Facemire Delivers Keynote Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2015

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GSC grads John Royce (right) and Daniel Dykema (left) snap a post-ceremony photo using Royce's GoPro and a selfie stick

GSC grads John Royce (right) and Daniel Dykema (left) snap a post-ceremony photo using Royce's GoPro and a selfie stick

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College’s 141st Commencement Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 9 in the college’s Waco Center.

The Glenville State College Class of 2015 includes graduates who completed requirements for an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a variety of academic areas including business, criminal justice, teacher education, and natural resource management among others. The GSC Class of 2015 is made up of nearly 120 students who completed their degree requirements in May 2015. The grads hail from throughout West Virginia, seven other states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Serbia.

Madison Martin (left), a Lady Pioneer Basketball team member, management student, and Hidden Promise Scholar, poses for a photo after the 141st GSC Commencement Ceremony

Madison Martin (left), a Lady Pioneer Basketball team member, management student, and Hidden Promise Scholar, poses for a photo after the 141st GSC Commencement Ceremony

Keynote speaker and West Virginia Senator Doug Facemire delivered an address to graduates and guests. Facemire, a Gassaway, West Virginia native, serves West Virginia’s Twelfth District as part of his political duties, is the owner of Facemire Foods, and was recognized with an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service degree from GSC in 2012.

Retiring business professor Cinda Echard was bestowed with the title of Faculty Emerita at the event. Additionally, 23 members of the GSC Class of 1965 were honored as fifty year graduates. Recognizing the fifty year graduates has become a tradition at GSC’s Commencement Ceremony.

Individual awards also were presented during the ceremony to an outstanding faculty member and graduate. Associate Professor of English Dr. Jonathan Minton received the 2015 Faculty Award of Excellence while the 2015 Student Leadership Award was given to graduating senior education student Kayleigh Huck of Delaware, Ohio.

GSC grad Alexander Joseph (left), who was a member of the Pioneer Football team and graduated with honors, gets a picture with fiancée Nancy Mulhare

GSC grad Alexander Joseph (left), who was a member of the Pioneer Football team and graduated with honors, gets a picture with fiancée Nancy Mulhare

“Each of you should take great pride in your success. You should leave this occasion proudly and ready—or nearly ready—to take your places in the world. At Glenville State, you have committed your time, your energies, and your passions in the successful pursuit of the knowledge and skills to be productive citizens,” said Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr in comments to the graduates.

Fall classes at GSC will begin on Monday, August 17, 2015. For information on enrolling and beginning your journey as a GSC Pioneer, contact the Glenville State College Office of Admissions at www.glenville.edu or (304) 462-4128.

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Mural by GSC Art Professor to go up in Buckhannon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 24, 2015

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Liza Brenner

Liza Brenner

GLENVILLE, WV – Liza Brenner, an Associate Professor of Art at Glenville State College, soon will have a large mural on display in Buckhannon, West Virginia. The piece will be a much-enlarged version of one of Professor Brenner’s original artworks. This larger version, which will measure 10 feet tall by 25 feet wide, will be a lighted display on the side of a building on Traders Alley off of Main Street in the Upshur County town.

The mural is part of a project designed to bring art to public spaces called Art26201; the number being a nod to the town’s zip code. Brenner says the idea for one of her paintings to be used first came about when she and Bryson VanNostrand, who is part of ‘Create Buckhannon’ and who serves as the main organizer for the art project, began discussing it.

Brenner's mural

Brenner's mural, featuring simian subjects, will soon be on display in Buckhannon, WV

In an interview with the Elkins Inter-Mountain newspaper Brenner talked about the mural’s subjects – monkeys. As Brenner puts it, “Some of my other paintings were similar and focused on technology and how we’re all turning into monkeys and also featured monkeys.” The mural will feature a monkey riding a bike, one playing cards, and another hanging from a window with a camera.  Brenner explained, “With this one, I just wanted to do something fun. I love to ride my bike in town and I like monkeys. It’s really as simple as that.”

Brenner, who lives in Buckhannon, has been a professor at GSC since 2007.  She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting in 2004 and a Masters of Art in Art Education in 2000, both from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her courses, she serves as the Art Gallery Director at GSC.

Brenner’s art has been featured in galleries in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, and elsewhere. She was invited to participate in an exhibit celebrating West Virginia’s sesquicentennial at the Huntington Museum of Art along with 17 other artists from Mountain State colleges and universities. In 2014 her ‘Liza Brenner: The Red and Blue Series’ show was featured at the West Virginia State University art gallery. Most recently she had pieces on display at the Gallery on 43rd Street in downtown Pittsburgh that were inspired from a trip to Italy where she attended a plein air workshop that focused on painting outdoors; that show wrapped up in April 2015.

Organizers say they hope to have Brenner’s mural installed within the next month.

For more information about her artwork or art programs at Glenville State College, contact Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6346.

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Mullins Named Coach of the Year

Baseball

Randal Bugher has been named to the MEC All-Conference First Team.

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Shepherd University’s Matt Wilson is the 2015 Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, while teammate Sam Crater is the league’s Pitcher of the Year. Concord outfielder Andy Szamski is the conference’s Freshman of the Year, and Glenville State’s Jimmy Mullins was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.

Wilson, a senior outfielder from Baltimore, Md., paced the Rams on offense hitting .443 and leading the conference in home runs (10), runs scored (63) and total bases (112), and ranking third in the conference in RBI (47).

Crater, a junior from Dillsburg, Pa., served as the ace for Shepherd going 10-2 with a 1.75 ERA. Crater led the league in innings pitched (72.0) and strikeouts (73).

Szamski, an outfielder from Glen Arm, Md., drove in a conference-best 68 runs in his freshman campaign for the Mountain Lions. He hit .370 on the year with 15 doubles and six triples to go with three home runs.

After posting nine wins in his first season as head coach at Glenville State, Mullins doubled his win total in year two with 18. The Pioneers played their best down the stretch winning 13 of 20, including a nine-game winning streak, and were in contention for the MEC Tournament until the final day.

The All-MEC teams and awards are selected by a vote of the league’s coaches.

All-MEC First Team

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Lady Pioneers Track & Field Team Places Sixth, Men Finish Seventh

Track & Field

Rahmann Lee placed first in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 10.87 and finished sixth in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 25.44

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer men and women’s Track & Field team finished up their season this past Tuesday, May 5th as the Lady Pioneers placed sixth in the MEC Conference Championship as they scored 14 points while the Pioneer men’s team finished in seventh place scoring 25 points.

On the women’s side of the Heptathlon Areial Clark finished overall third as she scored six points. Areial placed first in the Heptathlon Shot Put with a throw of 12.31 meters, she placed second in the Heptathlon Javelin Throw with a throw of 29.93 meters, and she finished third in the Heptathlon 100 Meter Hurdles with a time of 16.27.

In the other events for the women, Areial Clark placed fifth in the High Jump with a jump of 1.53 meters and finshed fourth in the Discus Throw with a throw of 39.68 meters. Corri Phillips placed seventh in the Pole Vault with a jump of 2.11 meters. The women finished overall sixth.

On the men’s side of the Decathlon Daman Robinson placed overall fifth as he scored two points. Daman placed first in the 1500 Meter Run, first in the 400 Meter Run, second in the 100 Meter Dash, second in the Long Jump, second in the High Jump, and second in the 110 Meter Hurdles.

In the other men’s events, Rahmann Lee placed first in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 10.87 and finished sixth in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 25.44. Dustin Martin placed fifth in the 400 Meter Hurdles with a time of 56.29.

The Pioneers 4×100 Meter Relay finished third with a time of 42.29, the team consisted of Dustin Martin, Rahmann Lee, Markeith Dews, and Eric Kyle.

In the Triple Jump Donnell Lockett placed fifth with a jump of 12.34 meters. The men finished overall seventh.

The Glenville State Track & Field team season now comes to an end.

Women’s Results

  1. WV Wesleyan                    268
  2. Wheeling Jesuit                245
  3. Concord                               48
  4. Charleston                          40
  5. West Liberty                      32
  6. Glenville State                   14
  7. Notre Dame                       4

Men’s Results

  1. WV Wesleyan                    218
  2. Wheeling Jesuit                 143
  3. West Liberty                      99
  4. Charleston                          75
  5. Notre Dame                       52
  6. Concord                               39
  7. Glenville State                   25
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