Whitney Alfred – Freshman

Glenville State College Freshman Whitney Alfred

Whitney Alfred












The Phoenix Five plans to introduce its readers to five different Pioneers – students, faculty or staff – each week. These Pioneers will have a variety of different backgrounds to show just how unique and interesting the folks at Glenville State are. This week, we’re breaking in gently, featuring four new Pioneer freshmen.

Whitney Alfred is 18 years old, and is coming to Glenville State College just a few miles away from home in Lewis County, West Virginia. She first came to GSC as a psychology/sociology major, but decided to change it and is now undecided in what she will pursue a career in. She is a very outgoing and charismatic person. One habit she is known for is being very early for her classes; she said, “I like to be punctual.”

Paige Tuttle, who we will soon be seeing on the basketball court with the Lady Pioneers Basketball team, is a 2012 graduate of North Marion High School in Marion, West Virginia. She is pursuing a degree in nursing and is very excited to begin her freshman season on the Women’s Basketball Team here at Glenville State College. “Coming from a town that’s a little bigger than Glenville, I like how small it is,” said Tuttle.

Jonathan Turpin, a redshirted defensive back on the Pioneer football team, is a graduate of George Wyth High School in Wytheville, Virginia. He is proudly pursuing a degree in the criminal justice field here at Glenville State College. When asked what he likes best about attending school here he said, “I like that Glenville is so small because it helps me stay focused on school and football.”

Holly Crider is coming to us from Pendleton County, WV. She is majoring in forestry technology and says she absolutely loves it. Her reason for attending Glenville State College is simply because her oldest brother, Travis Crider, attends school here as well. She stated, “I love the people I have met since I came to school here, they’re really cool.”


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