Glenville State University Class of 2022 Takes Part in Commencement Ceremony
Mon May 9, 2022
Members of the Glenville State University Class of 2022 move their tassels from right to left, signifying the completion of their degrees and their new status as alumni. (GSU Photo/Sam Santilli)


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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State University’s 148th Commencement Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 7.

The Glenville State University Class of 2022 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 Class of 2022 is made up of students from throughout West Virginia and Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, Sweden, and Japan.

Twenty members of the Glenville State Class of 1972 returned to campus and were honored as fifty-year graduates. The returning alumni had an opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, enjoy a dinner, and tour campus on Friday before being officially recognized during the ceremony on Saturday. Recognizing alumni celebrating their fiftieth reunion has become a tradition during the spring Commencement Ceremony at Glenville State.

Additionally, retired Professor of Music John McKinney received emeritus professor status, Marcus Kelley and Sabrina Gonzalez were recognized as Student Pioneers of the Year, and Dr. Wenwen Du was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award.

Andy Kniceley, Publisher of WV News, provided the keynote address. Kniceley shared several keys to success with the graduates during his remarks. He and WV News Executive Editor John Miller both received honorary doctor of journalism degrees at the ceremony.

Fall classes at Glenville State begin on Monday, August 15, 2022. For information on enrolling and beginning your journey as a Pioneer, visit or contact the Office of Admissions at (304) 462-4128.