Bobcat spotlight- Scenes from 2022 Founder's Day at West Virginia Wesleyan College


BUCKHANNON — Below are a few scenes from West Virginia Wesleyan College’s traditional Founders Day Convocation, which took place Friday, Sept. 30 during the college’s 2022 Homecoming celebration.

West Virginia Wesleyan College interim president Dr. James Moore embraces 2022 Rhododendron Award recipient Bob Skinner during the presentation of distinguished alumni awards. According to the college’s website, the award recognizes West Virginians who have brought distinction and honor to their state or who have undertaken exemplary acts of leadership on behalf of the College. The Rhododendron Award has only been given 15 times in its 55-year history.
Dr. Lynn Linder, interim vice president for academic affairs, presents the excellence in teaching award to Dr. Melanie Sal, at left, an associate professor of biology and environmental science and the departments chair.
The five new members of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Board of Trustees: Dr. Alan Letton; Jamion Wolford, C.P.A. ’08; Rev. Amy Shanholtzer ’87; Jason Fiegel ’00; and Brian Brouillette ‘82.
Dr. James Moore congratulates Brooks Jones ’62 on receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

2022 Homecoming took place Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2, a weekend during which alumni are invited to return to their ‘Home Among the Hills.’

During the Founder’s Day Convocation, five new Board of Trustees members were introduced; four individuals were honored with distinguished alumni awards; and Dr. Melanie Sal was honored with an excellence in teaching awards.

The Hon. John F. McCuskey ’69, Hon. ‘22 delivered the Founder’s Day address, and Retired Vice President of Advancement Bob Skinner ’75, in addition Jack ‘59 and Mary Ann ’60 Fraser were honored for their service to the College.

The Hon. John F. McCuskey II, ’69, Hon. ’22, gave the keynote address entitled, “Yes, You Made the Right Choice.”

You can read more about Founder’s Day and WVWC’s Homecoming here or the college’s five new Board of Trustees members here.


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