GSC Celebrates Winter Homecoming and Black History Month
Mon Feb 5, 2018
GSC President Dr. Tracy Pellett (left) and Former GSC Coach Tim Carney (right) presenting Sharon Minnieweather (center) with a plaque commemorating the event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2018

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GLENVILLE, WV - Glenville State College held its annual Winter Homecoming on Saturday, February 3. The day tipped-off with an alumni basketball game where several past Pioneers and Lady Pioneers suited up to show off their skills on the court. Returning players and coaches were recognized during halftime of the Lady Pioneers game.

Alumni and friends later had an opportunity to reminisce and reconnect at The Alumni Deck while students enjoyed free food from game day sponsor Glenville Foodland, face painting, and more before the Lady Pioneers took on the University of Charleston.

Between the double-header, Glenville State College President Dr. Tracy Pellett issued a proclamation to declare the first week in February as GSC Black Alumni History Week. The proclamation honors and celebrates the courageous and dedicated black students who integrated at Glenville State College during the 1960s and 1970s. The proclamation also challenges the campus community to honor these individuals by promoting equal opportunity and the inclusion of diverse voices and opinions in the future.

Pellett, along with GSC's legendary former coach and Hall of Fame Inductee Tim Carney, presented a plaque commemorating the event to Sharon Minneweather, widow of Bob "Skinny" Minneweather, class of 1967. Minnieweather, who was a phenomenal student athlete, came to GSC in the fall of 1963 with his friend Sammy Burns to play basketball. The duo paved the way for many future Pioneers at GSC. Minneweather was an inaugural inductee of Glenville State's Curtis Elam Athletic Hall of Fame in May 2001, competed in both basketball and track at GSC, held the Pioneer rebounding record for 35 years, and was awarded GSC's prestigious Montrose Award in 1967. Mrs. Minnieweather was joined by her and her late husband's daughter, Brittany Hope, and his brother Doug, along with Doug's wife Janet and their daughter Crystal, for the presentation.

The nationally ranked (12) Lady Pioneers continued their 20 game winning streak and defeated the Golden Eagles 81-63 on Saturday. The Pioneer men's team came up short and fell to the Golden Eagles 77-69.

For more information about Winter Homecoming, contact GSC's Alumni Office at Debra.Nagy@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6116.

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