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QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS of WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

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Issue Highlights Homecoming 2010 Alumni Buzz What’s Your State Story?

№ 26, Fall/Winter 2010 www.wvstateu.edu


Greetings from the Office of Alumni Relations!

Issue Highlights Fleming Hall Groundbreaking

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A ceremonial ground breaking was held during Homecoming Week

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Homecoming 2010

A recap of this past fall’s Homecoming celebration

Alumna of the Year

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West Virginia native, Dr. Ann Brothers Smith

What’s Your State Story?

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Interesting stories submitted from our alumni

Alumni Buzz

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Check out what some of your fellow alumni are up to.

Regional & Chapter News 16 Alumni Directory

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A complete listing of WVSU’s National Alumni Chapters.

The Tower is published quarterly by the Office of the President, West Virginia State University. Office of Alumni Affairs

200 Erickson Alumni Center P.O. Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112-1000 Phone: (304) 766-3322 Fax: (304) 766-4107 www.wvstateu.edu Editor-in-chief Dr. Gregory Epps Editor Amanda Downs Writers Philip Bright, Pat Dickinson,

Amanda Downs photography Todd Griffith Layout/Design Jason Duffield

Direct comments to Dr. Gregory Epps at eppsgr@wvstateu.edu or (304) 766-3249.

West Virginia State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

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e would like to take this time to thank all those alumni, friends, and chapters who contributed and continue to contribute to West Virginia State University. Through financial donations and donations of time and effort, these individuals have helped countless students achieve their dreams of obtaining a college education and preserved the legacy of the West Virginia State Family.

Amanda Downs Alumni Relations Specialist

Our office will continue to provide you, our loyal alumni and friends, with news from the campus here in Institute and from alums around the globe. Please send us any information you wish to have published and we will do our best to do so. Our Alumni & Friends E-Mail listing continues to grow with nearly 1,000 alumni and friends receiving updates and event information from our office. If you would like to sign up for the E-newsletter, please contact Amanda at adowns@ wvstateu.edu. Please join us as we work to make West Virginia State University the very best it can be! Sincerely, Phil and Amanda

Philip A. Bright Director of Alumni Relations


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Occupation/Employer Spouse Occupation/Employer Types Of National Membership (Check One)  Individual Annual Membership: $25/year, Sep. 1–Aug. 31

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Greetings from WVSU National Alumni President

this prestigious honor.

How many ways can I say thank you to my fellow Alumni for honoring me during Homecoming 2010 as “Alumna of the Year.” If I was Hispanic I would say Muchas Gracias. If I was French, I would say Merci Beaucoup. If I was Italian, I would say Grazie. If I was Chinese I would say Toa Chie. If I was Mandinka I would say Abaraka. Because I am who I am I want to simply say Thank You! I am truly appreciative of your support and the awarding of

Several of you requested a copy of my acceptance remarks. They relate to the poem “Count Your Blessings.” “I’m drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has truly overflowed. There is no greater honor than to be recognized by your family. We are who we are because of those who surround us with love and support. There are five factors that contribute to me drinking from my saucer, because my cup continues to overflow. First: A God who looks beyond my faults—continues to order my steps and blesses me every day. Second: Loving nurturing families each in their own special way encourages and supports me. Third: A College that became a University that was in Institute when I needed it. On the campus I found professors, deans, financial aid, dorm staff and others who guided me through four of the most wonderful years that really prepared me for some of life’s tough challenges. I have life long friends that I see all around the world. Almost every where I travel I usually bump into someone from State. Several years ago while traveling in East Africa someone said “are you Ann Brothers?” You can imagine seeing a classmate years later on another continent.

Fourth: A rewarding career of serving children for 42 yrs. We make a living by what we get! We make a life by what we give. When you take pride in your profession and are fortunate enough to see joy on children’s faces your heart sometimes feels like it skips a beat. I continue to see former students in the community, at the mall, at the market, the hospital and in the park—the joy you experience when they recognize you and then tell you why they remember you --- well this “joy in my heart” is hard to explain. You soon remember them because their eyes peer out at you from a grown up face and in their own way they say thank-you. Fifth: The Fifth factor is service. It has been said that service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy here on earth. Service to the Detroit Community, WVSU, the Foundation, and the Alumni Association have truly contributed to my overflowing cup. Efforts in recruiting students, providing financial aid and support are paramount today. The nation’s weak economy has closed the doors to a college education for many of our young people. We as Alumni must reach deeper to help our University in its efforts to provide financial support to students. During the University’s Centennial Celebration in 1991, The National Alumni Association erected a monument on campus and earmarked proceeds for scholarships. The Association has established a $10,000 endowed scholarship. Additionally, each of the four regions annually awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student from each region for a total of $4,000. To date $18,000 has been given to students for scholarships from the Centennial Scholarship fund and we encourage you to contribute to these efforts. I sincerely thank you for believing in me, loving me, and bestowing this honor. Ann Brothers Smith, Ed.D WVSUNAA President

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I've never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now. But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow.

I thank God for his blessings, and the mercies He's bestowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed.

And as I go along life's way, I'm reaping better than I sowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong, My faith wore somewhat thin. But all at once the dark clouds broke, and the sun peeped through again.

Haven't got a lot of riches, and sometimes the goings tough. But I've got loving ones all around me, and that makes me rich enough.

So Lord, help me not to gripe, about the tough rows I have hoed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed.

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If God gives me strength and courage, When the way grows steep and rough. I'll not ask for other blessings, I'm already blessed enough. And may I never be too busy, to help others bear their loads. Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. Author: Unknown


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Fleming Hall Groundbreaking

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est Virginia State University held a ground breaking ceremony for the renovation and addition to Fleming Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15 on the Fleming Hall lawn. Although actual ground breaking and construction is several months away, the ceremonial ground breaking was held during Homecoming Week when alumni are present on the campus. WVSU has been allocated $15 million through Education Arts Science and Tourism (EAST) bonds to update and add to the aging structure. State lawmakers approved the sale of the bonds during the 2009 legislative session. It was included in a list of capital improvements approved by Governor Manchin. The University has been seeking funding for the project for many years. The renovation and addition to Fleming Hall is expected to double the current space to approximately 70,000 square feet. It will be outfitted with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. A planned multipurpose arena can be used for convocations, athletic events, and other activities. The arena will provide enough space for the University to once again hold commencement exercises on its campus. Fleming Hall was opened in 1941 as the physical education building. It replaced an earlier building named for Governor A.B. Fleming who served from 1890 to 1893. It was Fleming who made the choice for the site of the campus by traveling down the Kanawha River on a flatboat.

Upcoming Events FEB 1, 2011

WVSU Day at the Legislature – Charleston, WV A showcase of the depth and breadth of WVSU’s academic endeavors, institutional achievements and social impact.

MAR 14–18, 2011

Founders Week Activities – Institute, WV Celebrating 120 Years of Achieving the Extraordinary

SEP 29–OCT 1, 2011 Homecoming 2011 – Institute, WV OCT 1, 2011

Homecoming Game vs. Seton Hill

May 3–5, 2012

WVSU 21st National Alumni Conference Philadelphia, PA

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HOMECOMING 2010

“I felt like a college freshman when I saw the campus of West Virginia State University on my first return to WVSU Homecoming on October 15, 2010 after 45 years. The Alumni Association, fraternity brothers (Ques), and seeing classmates enhanced my experience. Great time!!” Wilbur M. Payne, Jr., Class of 1965

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omecoming is not only a time of reflection but also a time to look toward the future. From the ground breaking ceremony for the Fleming Hall expansion and renovation, to the outstanding scholarship fundraising efforts of our loyal alumni, ‘State’s future looks bright, indeed. The classes of 1950 and 1960, in particular, are to be commended for their contributions toward scholarships for West Virginia State University during Homecoming 2010. It is because of these generous individuals that our students can achieve their dreams and follow in the footsteps of so many of our outstanding alumni. On Thursday, October 14th the West Virginia State University Alumni Association held a meeting of their Executive Council. During

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this meeting the ballots of the National Election were tallied and the newly elected officers were: 2nd Vice President – Vernon Bell Recording Secretary – Donna Hunter Treasurer – Sandra Pope Parliamentarian – Michele J. Jones Friday, October 15th was a day to look toward the future of the university. The ceremonial ground breaking ceremony was held on the Fleming Hall lawn and countless alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university gathered to witness this historic event. After the ceremony, members of the WVSU Family gathered for a family portrait on the lawn.


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A memorial service took place at 1p.m. as a plaque was added to the Alumni Carillon in honor of Sergeant Deforest Talbert, a student who was killed in Iraq in 2004. SGT Deforest Talbert was a native of Alexandria VA. Following his high school graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia State University, majoring in communications. While attending WVSU, he enlisted in the West Virginia Army National Guard in Dunbar, WV. He was assigned to Bravo Company 1/150 AR. Sergeant Talbert was mobilized as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in October 2003. Once in Iraq, he served as an Assistant Gunner. While patrolling on the evening of July 24, 2004, SGT Talbert's convoy was the target of an enemy attack using an Improvised Explosive Device. While three of his fellow soldiers were injured, SGT Talbert was killed instantly. Sergeant Talbert is survived by his son Deontae Talbert, Deontae's mother Frances Hamilett, SGT Talbert's mother Gloria Nesbitt and his father Benjamin Dickens, his brother James, two sisters Tawanna Loving and LaTasha Marble along with fourteen nieces and nephews. The West Virginia State University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 15 in the Davis Fine Arts Theater. Three WVSU alumni were inducted.

This year's inductees were Dr. Roscoe Brown, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II; Judge Donald L. Graham, a United States District Judge; and Major Celetia Stephens Kramer, a helicopter pilot, and test pilot. During the dinner at the Embassy Suites later that Friday evening, the classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1900, 1995, 2000, and 2005 were honored

ROTC Hall of Fame Inductees 2010

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.

Judge Donald L. Graham

Major Celetia Stephens Kramer

WVSU Family Portrait

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James W. Charley Football/Baseball

Wilbert Goff Baseball /Football

Thomas D. Goodwin Basketball

Sports Hall of Fame Inductees 2010

Marvin Layne Football/Track

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Herbert B. Thompson Basketball

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Bryan Poore Head Basketball Coach

William Tosé Honorary

On the Saturday of Homecoming 2010, the campus was vibrant. Students, alumni, family and friends gathered to take part in traditional festivities to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones. Visitors were treated to a myriad of events from the parade, football game, and pig roast to the step show and coronation pageant and many other events in between. West Virginia State University’s athletic booster organization, the “W” Club, inducted seven of its alumni into the Sports Hall Fame. Inductees donned gold jackets were officially welcomed into the Canty House, site of the Sports Hall of Fame. The new “W” Club Sports Hall of Fame members are: James W. Charley (‘76) for football and baseball, Wilbert Goff (‘62) for baseball and football, Thomas D. Goodwin (‘62) for basketball, Marvin Layne (‘71) for football and track, Herbert B. “Chilly” Thompson (‘62) for basketball, Bryan Poore (‘88) head basketball coach, and William “Bill” Tosé as an honorary inductee.


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Later that evening, alumni and friends gathered at the Embassy Suites to honor the 2010 Alumna of the year, Dr. Ann Brothers Smith. During the dinner, the 2010 Recipients of WVSUAA Regional Scholarships were named and each of the four students was presented with a $1,000 scholarship. The recipients were Ms. Tonya Griffin (Southern Region), Ms. Aisha Alleyne (Eastern Region), Ms. Destiny Spencer (Midwest Region), and Mr. Zachary Crandall (Western Region). Also during the dinner, the James B. Waddy Meritorious Award winner was announced as Mr. Charles Boddy, President of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter.

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A lumna of the Y ear Dr. Ann Brothers Smith, Class of 1964

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r. Ann Brothers Smith is a native of West Virginia. Her childhood dream was to attend West Virginia State University and become a teacher. She graduated with the Class of 1964. She continued her thirst for knowledge by receiving a Master’s degree in Deaf Education from Ohio State University and a Doctorate in Administration and Supervision from Wayne State University. Dr. Smith was a 39-year employee of Detroit Public Schools. She served students and the community as a Teacher, Infant Consultant, Teacher Consultant, Assistant Principal, Principal, Executive Director for Student Achievement, and Deputy Chief Academic Officer for Schools. When she retired in December 2007, she was Associate Superintendent for School Leadership. Her leadership and advocacy for students played a vital role in efforts to provide opportunities to develop skills to compete in a global world. She understood the importance of collaborating with staff, students, parents and the community to educate the whole child. Her duties and responsibilities focused on school leadership, school improvement, curriculum, staff development, human resources, community relations and innovative programs to ensure high levels of achievement for all students. Her love for West Virginia State University is evidenced by her 40+ years of service to the University, Foundation and Alumni Association. She is the current President of the National Alumni Association. In the history of the Association, she is the first female to be elected to the position. She is a life member, and served ten years as the 2nd Vice President with responsibility for the planning and coordination of ten

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(10) National Conferences as well as the 1991 Centennial Celebration. She currently serves on the WVSU Foundation Board and is a member of the President’s Circle. Additionally, she has been active with the Detroit Chapter since 1970. She is the current treasurer of her Chapter. Prior offices included local president and secretary. Student recruitment activities included several student tours to the campus, mentoring students, participation in college fairs, contributions to scholarship funds, and support to athletic teams. She established an Endowed Scholarship and an Educator’s Award in her name for students majoring in elementary education. Dr. Smith has received numerous awards and honors from WVSU, her community and civic contributions. These awards include: The WVSU Foundation’s Second Century Award; Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Distinguished Alumni; Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Alumni Leadership Award; West Virginia State University Alumni Meritorious Service Award; Glover Smiley 100% Award; Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges; Wayne State University Anthony Wayne Leadership Award; Wayne State University College of Education Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award; University of Detroit-Mercy Phi Delta Kappa, Kappan of the Year; Booker T. Washington Business Association, Outstanding Educator Award; and National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. Smith is the proud mother of one son, Kevin, a lawyer, daughter inlaw Reva, granddaughter Sydney and grandson Gerald D. Her fellow alumni loudly echo that she truly epitomizes that, “There is a place she loves so dear.”


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What’s “State” Story?

Do you have an interesting story, experience or fond memory from your time at State? Send it in! We’d love to hear about your time at WVSU! Mail submissions to: WVSU Office of Alumni Relations, 200 Erickson Alumni Center, P.O. Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112

The following stor y comes from Rogers H. Carr, Class of 1961.

The following stor y comes from Tim Kaufman.

My name is Rogers H. Carr, I am 78 years young and a Magna Cum Laude graduate with the class of 1961. When schools were lawfully integrated I had the honor of being one of the four white people first accepted as students at West Virginia State (then) College. Since I was the most vocal of the four, I was featured in several magazines and on Erick Severeid’s TV program.

My memories of State are fond and close to my heart. Many contributed to my fine education.

I was a member of the school golf team, which had only three members being myself, Major Kelly, Asst. PMST and a student, and a Korean War Veteran as the third member. At that time only one golf course in the area allowed African-Americans to play so we often drove to Ohio to practice. Dr. William James Lord Wallace was the school President and an avid golfer. However, when we went to practice, Dr. Wallace and I shared a car because the AD & Golf Coach, Dr. Hawkins, would not allow us to smoke our cigars in his car. We, therefore, “stunk up” the school station wagon or Dr. Wallace’s Packard. On one occasion, Dr. Wallace and I painted golf balls the color red so we could play in the snow!

Calvin Bailey – Leadership Skills

Two of my favorite professors were Dr. Canady and Dr. Lorena Kemp, I suppose they are deceased now. I had many interesting things happen while at WV State, both positive and negative. I received my diploma on January 26, 1960 and could not attend the Spring Graduation Ceremony because I had been called to active duty with my National Guard Company.

My best to everyone, Tim Kaufman – Roanoke, VA Public School Teacher, 28 years

When I think of: John Arthur White, Mr. Dorcas and Richard Gwin - They taught me attention to detail

Mr. (Dr.) Byers and Dr. Elaine Abernathy and Steve West – Thinking outside the box Dr. Ted Muillenburg – Compassion, Positive Thinking Dr. Beth Harris James – Who I will be forever grateful. She was and remains a legacy of leadership who impressed upon me the difference between ego and integrity as well as “meaning progress cannot be made by blind adherence to the status quo.”

I am happy that the school has grown & prospered. Rogers H. Carr - Kerrville, TX

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Buzz Alumni Alumni Buzz West Virginia State University has countless Alumni who excel in business, academics, and in their daily lives. We want to hear the great things you, our valued Alumni, are doing. If you have anything you want to buzz about with your classmates and fellow Yellow Jackets please let us know! NADEZDA SAMPLES – CHARLESTON, WV (CLASS OF 2008) Nadezda Samples joined the Class of 2014 at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg, W.Va., on August 2, 2010. Samples will receive her white coat during the annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 11. The white coat is a gift from the members of the WVSOM Alumni Association, presented to students as a “welcome” to the medical profession. She will earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) after successfully completing the four-year medical education program at WVSOM. Samples received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2008 from West Virginia State University in Institute, W.Va., making the Dean’s List in 2006-2007-2008. She is married to Ben Samples and is the daughter-in-law of Bud and Beverly Samples of South Charleston, W.Va. She is the sister-in-law of Rebecca Tucker and her husband Kevin of South Charleston, and Brent Samples and his wife Sharon of Pratt, W.Va. Samples is the daughter of Boris and Elena Dolgov of St. Petersburg, Russia. CRYSTAL GOOD – CHARLESTON, WV (CLASS OF 2008) Ms. Crystal Good was recently featured in an article in the Charleston Gazette entitled, “Identity built on diversity legacy.” In this article, Ms. Good talks about her life of modeling, marketing, and poetry . In her role at Mythology Marketing, she matches corporations with causes and conceives events that honor the contributions of Appalachian blacks. As an Affrilachian poet, she uses verse to speak out against mountaintop removal and other issues that tug at her heart. (1) Ms. Good was also featured during WVSU’s Homecoming at the “Women of Words” poetry event held on campus. To view the entire article online go to http://wvgazette.com/ News/201008010417 (1) Wells, Sandy. (2010, August 1). Identity built on diversity legacy. The Charleston Gazette.

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DAVID WANDLING - WV (CLASS OF 2007) George Washington Middle School teacher and WVSU Alumnus David Wandling was selected this summer as one of only 220 teachers from 17 countries and 44 states to participate in astronaut training at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The program, sponsored by Honeywell, Inc., is geared toward helping middle school math and science teachers provide a more dynamic approach to teaching children about astronomy. EARL “MOONFIXER” LLOYD – CROSSVILLE, TN (CLASS OF 1950) Earl Lloyd, ’50, has co-authored a book with Sean Kirst, Syracuse New York Sports Journalist. The book is titled Moonfixer, The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd, The First African-American to Play in the NBA. When NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd was a freshman at West Virginia State College in the late 1940s, he was the tallest man on campus. At 6-feet-7, it wasn’t uncommon for Lloyd’s friends to jokingly ask him to “fix the moon,” so that the night might be just right as they went out on their dates. Former Detroit Piston Earl Lloyd was an NBA pioneer. His autobiography tells the story of the league’s first AfricanAmerican to play in the NBA. Lloyd has lived what he describes as an ‘incredible journey’ and has spent eighty years gathering passionate lessons from that experience. He was born in Virginia, a state he describes as ‘the cradle of segregation’, only sixty-two years after the end of the Civil War. Earl led West Virginia State College to two CIAA Conference and Tournament Championships and was named All-American twice. One of three AfricanAmericans to enter the NBA at that time, Lloyd played seven games for the Washington Capitals before the team folded. He joined the Syracuse Nationals for six seasons and later played for the Detroit Pistons before he retired in 1961. He later scouted, became Assistant Coach and Head Coach for the Detroit Pistons. Throughout his career, he quietly endured the overwhelming slights and exclusions that went with being black in America. Yet he has also lived to see basketball - a demonstration of art, power, and pride - become the national pastime and to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama. In a series of extraordinary conversations


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with Sean Kirst, Lloyd reveals his fierce determination to succeed, his frustration with the plight of many young black men, and his sincere desire for the nation to achieve true equality among its citizens. Earl credits his successes in life to his family, teachers and to West Virginia State College. DONNA L. HUNTER - DUNBAR, WV (CLASS OF 1975) Donna L. Hunter, Interim Director of Registration and Records, W. Va. State University has been elected President-Elect for the West Virginia Association of Registrars and Admissions Counselors (WVACRAO) which is a State branch of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Ms. Hunter’s term as President will begin after the Association’s fall convention in 2012. The West Virginia Association provides a forum for meetings, and reports for information sharing on problems of common interests and discussions on current trends to its members and contributes to the advancement of education in West Virginia. AACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 10,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in 28 countries around the world. The association is made up of Registrars, Enrollment Managers, and/or Director of Admissions throughout the country. The mission of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is to serve and advance higher education by providing leadership in academic and enrollment services. BETTY BATES – BALTIMORE, MD (CLASS OF 1972) Kudos to Betty M. Bates, Fraud Compliance Manager, Enforcement and Investigation Bureau, on her Re-election to serve another 4-years as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES) on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, during its 2010 Annual Career Development Seminar (CDS), which was held in Albuquerque, NM. Betty has served on the Board since 2004, first as a Member-atLarge. As a 20-year member of IRES, from 2000, Betty has served on several national committees, notably, the Education Committee. As a continuing member of the Education Committee, since 2000, Betty has served either as a moderator or speaker, or both and as the Section Chair of the Enforcement and Compliance Section since 2005. Betty has organized and has served as the first DC State Chair from 2000-2006; and served as the Co-Coordinator of the 2007 “IRES 20 Anniversary Celebration.”

PHILLIP R. CAPEHAR T - CHARLESTON, WV (CLASS OF 1976) Artist Phillip Capehart’s work was recently featured in at The Art Connection in Boston, MA. His geometric designs have also been shown in the Olin Fine Arts Gallery at Washington & Jefferson College, the Byrd United States Courthouse and at the North American Miniature Art Exhibition in Baltimore, MD. Primarily utilizing a compass, protractor, and ruler, Capehart creates unique and

fascinating geometric designs. A graduate of St. Albans High School in 1966, Mr. Capehart has been trained as a Paralegal and professional locksmith and has been featured in Who’s Who in American Martial Arts (1984-1985). SANDRA POPE – DUNBAR, WV Sandra Pope was recently named Director of the West Virginia Area Health Education Centers (WV AHEC) Program at West Virginia University, where she has been Associate Director since 2003. In this capacity, she also serves as the Project Director for the West Virginia SEARCH program. Previous to working at AHEC, Pope served as the director of the State Office of Rural Health Policy (SORH), the director of West Virginia’s EACH/RPCH Program, the director of the Black Lung Clinics Program and as an Administrative Assistant/Outreach Worker for the Agent Orange Assistance Program, all within the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. In addition, Pope is a reviewer for federal grants, such as state offices of rural health, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Outreach and Network Development grants. She was the first interim and elected president of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, where she is a current Board Member and Historian. She chairs the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Multiracial and Multicultural Committee, and serves on the NRHA Government Affairs Committee and the National AHEC Organization’s External Relations Committee. She is chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center. She has also served on NRHA’s Board of Trustees and was a 2000 Primary Care Policy Fellow at the U.S. Public Health Service. Pope earned her Masters in Social Work from Ohio State University and her B.S. in Social Work from West Virginia State College. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She is active in her church, First Baptist Church of Charleston, where she is a Deacon, part of the first and only group of ordained female Deacons in the church’s 137-year history. In her spare time Pope likes to read, play board games, and work on daily brain games on her Nintendo DS. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Tiffany, and grandson, Jared, and her five sisters and brother when they are all in town. Her favorite music includes gospel music, followed by jazz and blues, and instrumental music. To read the complete article from the Rural Monitor, go to http:// www.raconline.org/newsletter/spring10/spotlight.php Ms. Pope is also the newly elected Treasurer for the WVSU National Alumni Association.

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Class Notes

A lumni P oll We want to know what you think! Look for the Alumni Poll section in each issue of The Tower and send in your responses to the Office of Alumni Relations.

Homecoming– What is an event or activity that you would like to see featured during next year’s Homecoming? Send in your thoughts, we look forward to hearing what you have to say! Email: adowns@wvstateu.edu Phone: 304-766-3322 Mail: WVSU Office of Alumni Relations 200 Erickson Alumni Center P.O. Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112

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Class of 1960 members with Dr. James Rowley and Mrs. Robin Baldwin of the WVSU Foundation

Class of 1950 Fellow Classmates of 1950: A note of thanks to all who gave a donation to the West Virginia State University National Alumni Scholarship. To those who didn't participate by Homecoming 2010, it is still not too late. Kindly send your donation to the West Virginia State University Foundation, Inc. Mail your check to Mr. Philip Bright Director of Alumni Relations 200 Erickson Alumni Center West Virginia State University P. O. Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112 Reggie Lee Mary Ion Moore Class of 1960 The Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th reunion during this year’s Homecoming with a special wine and cheese event at the Erickson Alumni Center. The class, spearheaded by Jean Watson Jeffery, raised over $3,000 to go toward out-of-state recruitment and presented the money to the University during Homecoming.


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Alumni Spotlight Edouard E. Plummer, Class of 1949 One of the largest collections of memorabilia on the late, great Miss Lena Horne is being donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Mr. Edouard E. Plummer. The collection, which features photographs, posters, magazines, recordings, personal letters, books, and tickets and programs from her life on the stage, screen, radio and television, arose from Mr. Plummer’s friendship with the artist that spanned over fifty years. Edouard E. Plummer is a retired teacher of mathematics, social studies and guidance at Wadleigh Secondary School in Harlem, NY. In 1964, Mr. Plummer founded the Wadleigh Scholars Program (WSP), a program that helps students become aware of the educational and career opportunities beyond their community and encourage them to strive for academic and social excellence. In 46 years this program has had more than 500 students accepted to 107 different preparatory schools all over the country. WSP scholars have graduated from such schools as Phillips Andover, Lawrenceville, Groton, Hotchkiss, Deerfield, Phillips Exeter, Proctor, St. Paul’s, Dalton, Lenox, Darrow, Verde Valley, Taft, Tilton and Collegiate. Many have graduated from such Universities as: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Sarah Lawrence, Union, Williams, Princeton, Columbia, Amherst, Wesleyan, Trinity, University of Pennsylvania, Bucknell, Mount Holyoke, Tufts, Smith Vassar, Lehigh and Cornell. In addition to his work with WSP, Mr. Plummer was a mathematics consultant for the television program Sesame Street. He is the recipient of several awards including the Howard University Alumni award, The

Thomas Jefferson award, Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Glassboro State College, the West Virginia State University Alumnus of the Year award, the 21 Brand Award and the Angel Award from the Oprah Winfrey Show. Mr. Plummer has also received letters of recognition from President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Mr. Plummer has appeared on television and radio shows such as Good Morning America, Best Talk in Town, Bill Boggs Show, the Regis Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Mr. Plummer has been featured in The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Ebony, Saturday Review, New York Magazine, the Daily News and The Amsterdam News. Mr. Plummer wants the youth of the community to realize that the key to a great future is with their education. His aim and vision is to see that the minority youth have the opportunity to get the best education possible and to become productive citizens of the ever changing world that we live in.

Bulletin Board ALPHA DELTA SORORS: In The Observance of the Celebration of 85th Anniversary of Alpha Delta Chapter During Homecoming 2011.

CALLING ALL SORORS OF ALPHA DELTA!!! Please contact Soror Andrea Johnson Robinson (SP 76’) Email Address: rrobinsaj@aol.com After contact, an Alpha Delta Directory (2010) update form will be e-mailed to you. Soror Robinson Alpha Delta, Advisor Team

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N ational A lumni A ssociation R egional & Chapter News Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter PROJECT MOONFIXER NEEDS YOU!!

Cleveland, OH Chapter Changing of the Guard

The Metropolitan Washington Alumni Chapter of West Virginia State University has initiated an undertaking to further advance and promote name recognition of State. The chapter is embarking upon a project entitled Project Moonfixer. The effort is designed to capitalize on the recent publication of “Moonfixer-The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd”. The book is authored by State graduate Earl Lloyd who went on to become the first African American to play in the National Basketball Association. The purpose of Project Moonfixer is to promote broader knowledge and awareness of WVSU through Earl’s story. It seeks to highlight and further identify the role State played in Lloyd's life and thousands of other State graduates as well. West Virginia State University has a rich and storied legacy, which is destined to last only as long as graduates of the institution then known as West Virginia State College survive. The book is an anthology of Lloyd’s life experiences beginning as a star high school athlete in segregated Alexandria, Virginia and encompasses reflections on his years at State.

The Cleveland Alumni Chapter installed new officers in September 2010 at its annual picnic which was well attended by alumni and friends. C. Milton Kates and Frederick D. Jefferson held the offices of president and vice president respectively for 27 years.

The objective of Project Moonfixer is to facilitate and promote addition of the book into public and/or public school library collections throughout the United States. What better way is there to perpetuate the memory of “a place we love so dear” than on the bookshelves of libraries and public schools across America. Please read further to learn how you can help enlighten the minds of young and not so young readers about the legacy of State for years to come. Chapter and individual alumni participation is needed for the project to have a significant impact. You can make a difference in your community by simply inquiring about the administrative process for adding a book to public and/or public school system library collections. With that information, the Project Coordinator will follow through on the processing and keep you informed of the results. Please contact Dr. Frank Enty, Project Coordinator, for further details on becoming part of what promises to be a meaningful and rewarding endeavor. He can be reached at 16136 Parklawn Place, Bowie, MD 20716; 301/390-1452; or feenty@verizon.net. GO STATE! Footnote: Frank Enty ’50, is Lloyd’s classmate and former teammate at State. He is a life member of the National Alumni Association and active member of The Metropolitan Washington Alumni Chapter of WVSU.

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Other outgoing officers included Billy Brown, secretary for 25 years, and Gwen Johnson, treasurer for 17 years. The newly elected officers that took office in September were as follows: B. Jean Price, president (class of 1968); Yetunde Saffore, vice president (1999); Corlista Hardman, secretary (1969); Joan Cade, treasurer (1967); and Don Grey, assistant treasurer (1962). Incumbent officers that will continue their duties are Moreno Miller, chaplain; Yvonne Gooch, amenities; Vernon Bell, Social Committee Chairperson. The November meeting was held at the home of Lateef and Yetunde Saffore. Both are graduates of WVSU, classes 1996 and 1999 respectively, and the proud parents of a five month old daughter. Lateef was recently elected as president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Alpha Lambda Alumni Chapter. At the November meeting, B. Jean Price congratulated the outgoing officers for the tremendous job they had performed over the years and thanked them in advance for the support they will provide in the future. Jean set forth short and long term goals that include contact with the more than 100 graduates listed in the Cleveland alumni roster, securing a list of all graduates in the Cleveland area, and recruiting recent graduates. In addition she selected members to set up a web page on the WVSU website and to submit articles of interest to The Tower as well as collecting and compiling the history of the Cleveland Alumni Chapter from the records left by the late Dorothy (Akers) Middleton and others. Monthly meetings provide fellowship among the WVSU Cleveland alumni as they plan and continue to support their alma mater.


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Atlanta, GA Chapter Chapter to Offer Scholarship The Atlanta Chapter of WVSU Alumni Association is conducting a raffle to raise funds to offer a scholarship to a deserving student. Camille Shipman, President of the Atlanta Chapter and Dr. Hazo W. Carter, Jr., are pictured with Dr Carter purchasing a Raffle ticket at Homecoming. Talking to Ms. Shipman ‘96, she stated that the hope of the Atlanta Chapter is to be able to offer a scholarship every year to a deserving student so they can experience that “good old feeling” of attending and graduating from State. The Raffle is a wonderful way for the Chapter to raise money and offer some outstanding prizes. The first place price is two tickets for the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage. It is valued at $7000. Checkout the itinerary! What a cruise. There is plenty “going on” each and every night, fun and tremendous entertainment. Some of the folks who will be there are; Tom of course and his crew Jay and Sybil, plus Fantasia from, American Idol, Tank, Donnel Jones, Men of Soul, Eddie Levert, Jeffery Osborne, Charlie Wilson, and Tony Terry just to name a few.

Now, here is the good part, not only is the first place prize a good one, the second place prize is a $1000. The chapter is not done yet; the third thru fiftieth place prizes are $50 each! Let’s go one step further, your chances of winning are pretty good because there are only 500 tickets being sold and the price of the Raffle ticket is tax deductible. Support “State” by purchasing a ticket for $100! The Fantastic Voyage will be leaving from Galveston Tx. March 20, 2011 for 7 fun filled days and nights. For more information about the Fantastic Voyage check online at fantasticvoyage.blackamericaweb. com. The quote from Tom Joyner is “A Party with a Purpose” and that is what the Atlanta Chapter of WVSU Alumni Association is doing. Raising money to send a deserving student to experience that “good old State feeling” In order to buy a Raffle tickets contact Bruce Redd ‘66 at bredd66@ bellsouth.net or Phil Bright at pbright@wvstateu.edu or Camille Shipman at camilleshipman@hotmail.com.

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S TU D E N T S MATTE R MOS T

Ms. Sophonie Pierre

Ms. Nahomie Saintil

Haitian Students set for Spring 2011 Enrollment The two young women from Haiti whose universities were devastated due to the January 2010 earthquake that rocked that Island will arrive in Charleston in December. Due to the generous support of alumni during and following the Atlanta Alumni Convention these students will be able to complete their education at West Virginia State University commencing in the spring 2011 semester. A number of campus groups led by the Student Government Association, are preparing to welcome them.

Charles R Byrd Chapter of PRSSA Goes Global in Washington, DC by Sara Price (Jr. Marketing) On October 14 – 17, 2010, West Virginia State University’s C.R. Byrd Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) ventured to Washington, DC for the 2010 PRSSA National Conference to present a Chapter Development Session. They were chosen from nearly 100 college entrants who submitted bids to host one of eight student-run workshops. Their workshop was titled “Going Global: from Campus Clients to International Success.”

Thanks are also due to staff, faculty, students, and the community of golfers who participated in the 1st Annual Mocombeian Benefit. Through the collective efforts of these supporters Ms. Sophonie Pierre and Ms. Nahomie Saintil will “Experience of the Power of Education” in Institute, WV.

“We feel honored to have been selected from 100 chapters across the United States,” stated Bradley Burke, PRSSA Vice President. “State” is a small school, but this shows that our proposal was well written and as competitive as those written by larger schools such as Penn State.”

Ms. Pierre witnessed the collapse of her school on January 12th. She was fortunate to be one of many who made it to safety. Pierre will be majoring in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She is devoted to working for change in Haiti and the world’s perception of Haiti. Ms. Saintil began her studies in bio-chemistry and was in her 4th year at the Faculté de Medecine et de Pharmacie. With a CPR Certificate and her skills, Saintil volunteered with the Haitian Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services, and Hopital de la Communaute Haitienne during the crisis in Port-au-Prince. Saintil is expecting to continue her studies in the College of Natural Sciences at West Virginia State University to acquire more skills to better serve Haiti in the future. Thanks to all who assisted in this effort.

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The 30 minute presentation was a picturesque and well documented power point chronicling nearly $50,000 worth of contracts and grants completed since the opening of the chapter’s student-run firm Tower Communication in 2003. They also noted that Tower was one of the first firms to become nationally affiliated due in part to the fact that their PRSSA President at the time Vernetta Kiser, also served on the National Board as VP of Professional Development. She is credited on the National website as “piecing together” the first Student-Run Firm Handbook. Examples of past and current clients were highlighted to demonstrate that Chapters can step outside the box to obtain contracts and experience. Sample clients included the WV Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways program, the Mocombeian Foundation


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Benefit Golf Classic, the CharlestonBanska Bystrica Sister City Alliance, and the ongoing South African Jewelry Fundraising partnership.

Passing of Kanawha Valley Chapter President Ms. Odaris Farmer Ms. Odaris Farmer, former educator at West Virginia State and President of the Kanawha Valley National Alumni Chapter passed away on October 3, 2010. Ms. Farmer was a 1945 graduate of West Virginia State. Upon graduation from then WVSC, Farmer started working in the college's business office and then the registrar's office. She also has served as advisor to "The Yellow Jacket," the student newspaper, which won two national awards for excellence. She went on to obtain her M.A. in 1962 from Michigan State University.

Students also noted their diversity as a chapter by highlighting the fact that their membership included students from Mexico, Africa, and those of Middle Eastern decent who spoke a combination of five different languages. Therefore, they suggested that in order for firms to go global they must interact with foreign students, faculty, staff, alumni, and tap into the diverse backgrounds of PRSSA members. Also stressed was the importance of networking and creating a reputable image with their local professional PRSA Chapter. Perhaps the most important segment of the presentation was a tip on how to earn money for their Chapter by adding an administrative fee to the contracts completed by their firm. The presentation ended with a 10-question trivia game challenging attendees to answer questions pertaining to the presentation. Those answering correctly were given WVSU merchandise. “The game show was a hit, but you could really tell students absorbed our message,” said Burke. “Our session was talked about the entire weekend and students continued to ask us questions about our clients and student-run firm throughout the conference.” The remainder of the four-day conference consisted of keynote speakers, networking blocks, and professional development sessions ranging from Entertainment Public Relations to Résumé Writing and honing interviewing skills. The students of the C.R. Byrd chapter of PRSSA would like to thank West Virginia State University’s Communications Department, their benefactor Dr. Charlene Byrd, their advisors Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed and Mrs. Jessica Isner, and also President Carter.

Ms. Farmer celebrated more than 45 years of service at State. She was a pillar of the WVSU Family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

~ In Memoriam ~

May 2010 – November 2010 Patricia Allen-Smith Brian Ashby Stephanie Gail Atkins ‘03 Malcolm “Big Calhoun” Calhoun Thomas “Stymie” Carter ‘55 Jo M. Cosgrove ‘87 Ethel Davie ‘61 Corinne Davis Dr. Virginia B. Edwards Odaris Farmer ‘45 Dr. Stewart H. Frazier, Jr. ‘54 Sonja “Sonnie” Lynette Fullen ‘76

Alfred Glover ‘51 Major Thomas Green ‘62 Edna Smoot Griffin ‘38 Dr. Evelyn G. Lewis ‘58 Sylvia Christine McDonald Marion Stovall Scott Steve Tyson ‘96 Alex Walker ‘62 Brenda J. Webb ‘67 Dr. Daniel T. Williams, Jr. ‘56

January 2010 Laura Riddick Perry ‘42

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Alumni Services and Programs Discount Auto and Homeowners Insurance Liberty Mutual offers alumni discounted rates on auto and homeowners insurance. For information, contact Mr. Steve Adams at Liberty Mutual Group, 1-800-279-1387.

West Virginia State Volunteer Group Alumni assist the Office of Alumni Relations with projects, events, and activities. Membership is free and open to all alumni and friends of West Virginia State.

Publication The Tower is distributed quarterly to all alumni.

Student, Parent, and Alumni Connection The organization focuses on ways to improve relationships among students and alumni by involving parent interaction. Alumni serve as mentors, assisting students in every aspect of his/her educational experience while attending West Virginia State University.

Special Events Special events and social activities are held periodically. For additional information, please call (304) 766-3387. Workshops Various workshops also are offered free of charge to all West Virginia State alumni periodically. For additional information, call (304) 766-3387.

For additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (304) 766-3322 or write to 200 Erickson Alumni Center, P.O. Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112-1000.

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Chapter Directory EAST REGION

Director

Ms. Betty M. Bates 4200 Granada Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 (410) 664-1951 betty.bates@dc.gov

Baltimore, MD

Mr. James Hawkins P.O. Box 32030 Pikesville, MD. 21282 (301) 596-5490 (H) (443) 520-1585 (C) nupelm43@comcast.net

Buffalo, NY

Mr. Calvin Baxter 144 Huntley Road Buffalo, NY 14215 News (716) 833-4485 brenbax@aol.com

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Harrisburg, PA Mr. Isom Mobley Harrisburg Chapter 4322 North Carolina Court Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 652-8518 amobley@hbgsd.k12.pa.us New England Mr. Ben Hunter 276 Crescent Street New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 789-1048 Personal Information

Email Designee: Jackee B. Bryant jackeered@live.com

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New York/New Jersey

Maiden Name Graduation Year Street City State Zip Phone EMAIL ADDRESS Occupation/Title EMployer ADdress Phone

Are you a member of a WVSU Alumni Chapter? If not, why not become an active alumnus and join a chapter in your area? For additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (304) 766-3322 or write to us at WVSU, 200 Erickson Alumni Center, P.O. Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112-1000.

Mrs. Shirley Colvin (co-president) PO Box 710 Maplewood, NJ 07040 (212) 862-3896 Email Designee: Michelle Johnson Jones vicissitudesinc@aol.com

Mr. Elbert Russell, Jr. (co-president) P.O. Box 710 Maplewood, NJ 07040 (973) 763-7861 Elbertrussell3@msn.com

Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Charles Boddy 103 Hanover Avenue North Wales, PA 19454 (267) 255-9603 charles_boddy@yahoo.com

Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Frank Chester 30 Beltzhoover Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15210 chestfrank@aol.com

mid-west REGION

Director

Mr. Joseph D. Nixon, Jr. See contact information below.

Chicago, IL/Gary, IN Mr. Joseph D. Nixon, Jr. 9914 S. Sangamon Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 233-6574 Email Designee: Catherine Smith Queen4141@aol.com

Cleveland, OH

Ms. B. Jean Price 10095 Cheyenne Trl Apt 104 Parma Heights, OH 44130 merci7@sbcglobal.net

Columbus, OH

Ms. Monique Rogers 46 Lorene Ave Athens, OH 45701 ujammagirl@yahoo.com

Dayton, OH

Dr. Carl E. Moyler 1415 Olt Road Exit Dayton, OH 45418 (937) 835-5942 (H) (937) 835-3071 (F) cemoyler@aol.com

Detroit, MI

Mrs. Markita Primm 18968 Prevost St. Detroit, MI 48235 (313) 659-9772 markitawvsualum@yahoo.com

Indianapolis, IN

Mrs. Nina T. Graham 6365 Latona Court Indianapolis, IN 46248

Kanawha Valley, WV Email Designee: Patricia Shafer shaferpm@wvstateu.edu


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Metro Charleston

Mrs. Debbie Walker-Hart 5417 Morning Dove Ln. Cross Lanes, WV 25313 (304) 776-0599 hartshouse@aol.com

Toledo, OH

Mr. Frank T. Johnson 705 Eton Road Toledo, OH 43615 (419) 531-2034

South REGION

Director

Jean Watson-Jeffery 608 Longdale Crescent Chesapeake, VA 23325 (757) 461-1149 ladyjz86@cox.net

Atlanta, GA

Ms. Camille Shipman 5924 San Gabriel Lane College Park, GA 30349-7529 (678) 613-1789 Camilleshipman@hotmail.com

Charlotte, NC

Ms. Tiffany Walker 4284 Glenlea Common Drive Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 258-0498 tiffwalker@bellsouth.net

Greater Williamsburg, VA Dr. Swanson D. Carter 461 Zelkova Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23185 devonwv@aol.com

Gulf Coast Region

Mr. William Leavitt (Acting President) 302 Bay Shore Avenue #64 Mobile, AL 36607 (251) 479-6100

Hampton Roads, VA

Mrs. Eva M. Rice 3757 Kings Point Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452-3221 (757) 340-2472 ave11@verizon.net

Jacksonville, FL

Mrs. Juanita Tunstall 6857 Rhode Island Drive W. Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 765-4629 (H) (904) 465-7737 (C)

Memphis Mid-South Mr. Harold D. Brooks 2316 Bridgeport Drive Memphis, TN 38114 (901) 774-0486

Metropolitan Washington

Far-west REGION

Director

Mr. Paul Redden P.O. Box 4564 Cerritos, CA 90703

Las Vegas, NV

Ms. Carol Ann Heggie-Hall 1850 Cherry Knolls St. Henderson, NV 89052 702-614-9375 Cheggiehall2@aol.com

Columbus, OH 43219 (614) 252-5552 (614) 252-5303 serenahw@aol.com

Secretary

Ms. Donna Hunter 100 Faculty Circle, House B Dunbar, WV 25064 (304) 343-3106 hunterdl@wvstateu.edu

National “W” Club

Mr. Maurice Gregg 50 Triple Crown Ct. North Potomac, MD 20878 301-258-5263 moegregg1@yahoo.com

Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Opal M. Carter 5845 Doverwood Dr. # 308 Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 641-9534

Mr. William W. Lipscomb President P.O. Box 198 Institute, WV 25112 (304) 766-5724 wclub@wvstateu.edu

North Carolina Triad

Pacific Northwest

First Vice President

Ms. Sabrina Mixon-Penn 2729 Woodlore Trail Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (336) 794-3475 spenn001@triad.rr.com

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Mr. Gary “Red” Thompson 2836 Chapel Hill Road Durham, NC 27707 (919) 768-0766 (H) gthompsonred@yahoo.com

Richmond, VA

Mr. Francisco B. Newman, Jr. 1410 Ashley Street Richmond, VA 23231 (804) 222-6494

Roanoke, VA

Mr. Francisco B. Newman, III 3710 Parliament Rd. Roanoke, VA 24014 (540) 345-0333

South Carolina

Ms. Jennifer L. Seymour 8100 Bayfield Road, Apt 31L Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 446-6787 jenlsey@hotmail.com

South Florida

Mr. Boisy Waiters 733 SW 3rd Street Dania, FL 33004 (954) 922-4095 bwaiters@usa.net

Mr. James A. Manning 8101 48th Avenue, SW Lakewood, WA 98499-4073 (253) 474-5267 cjam1911@yahoo.com

National Alumni assoc. 200 Erickson Alumni Center PO Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112

President

Dr. Ann. B. Smith 1370 Balmoral Drive Detroit, MI 48203 (313) 893-2933 (H) (313) 873-7991 (W) asmith.wvsualumni@yahoo.com

Executive Secretary

Mr. Glover L. Smiley, Jr. 117 Tugaloo Court Roebuck, SC 29376 (864) 587-0940 gsmiley@spart7.org

Financial Secretary

Ms. Andrea Robinson 5011 St. Patrick Cr. Cross Lanes, WV 25313 304-776-5140 robinsaj@wvstateu.edu

Past President

Dr. Howard L. Wilson 2363 Somerworth Drive

Mr. Milton Kates (see Cleveland, OH)

Treasurer

Ms. Sandra Pope Dunbar, WV

Director of Alumni Relations

Mr. Philip A. Bright WV State University 200 Erickson Alumni Center P.O. Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112-1000 (304) 766-3387 (W) (304) 766-4107 (F) pbright@wvstateu.edu

Second Vice President

Mr. Vernon A. Bell 29180 Woodall Road, W. Solon, OH 44139 (440) 248-3378 bell-vernonwvsu@sbcglobal.net

Parliamentarian

Ms. Michele J. Jones 1077 Sussex Road Teaneck, NJ 07666 Vicissitudesinc@aol.com

Alumni Relations Specialist

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