West Virginia State University 2019 President's Report

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2019 that is recognized nationally for its quality education, innovative teaching, and experiential learning. wvstateu.edu

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A Message from

THE PRESIDENT The opportunity to help West Virginia State University (WVSU) realize its amazing potential and transform itself into the great university that a great community like the Kanawha Valley deserves has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my higher education career. I glance back over our accomplishments with tremendous pride and affection. Over the past three and a half years, we have significantly moved our university forward and the conclusion of the 2019 academic year marked another exceptional year in the storied history of West Virginia State University. With unwavering support from our Board of Governors, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, WVSU is stronger than ever. Last year, our generous donors helped us establish our 195th scholarship for students attending WVSU awarding $619,316.00 to 265 students. Our commitment to student success and transforming lives will profoundly impact generations to come. WVSU is launching several new majors, initiatives and innovative centers to improve teaching, enhance learning, expand research, and foster our service mission. The University’s research, land-grant outreach, and business activity has an economic impact on the state now estimated at $254 million. The most of any regional university in West Virginia. The physical footprint of our University has also transformed over the past three and a half years. In fact, since taking office as President, we have completed construction, renovations, and upgrades to seven facilities on campus to enhance our academic and student-centered mission. We reached these significant goals because, collectively our Board of Governors, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends worked together to help WVSU expand the boundaries of what is possible. Continuing the momentum, there is much more to be done. As you will see in the pages that follow, our students, faculty, and staff are addressing the opioid crisis, receiving national awards, winning athletic championships, appointed to federal advisory councils and solving grand challenges for our state, nation, and the world. As we continue our important work, I remain deeply appreciative to the entire WVSU family for its support and dedication to advancing the University we love so dear. Together we are poised and committed to accomplishing so much more. Go STATE! Best regards,

Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D. President



“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation.� - Edith Widder


WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies Program Expanding Statewide The WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies program is expanding to all 55 counties in West Virginia thanks to a $300,000 funding line from the West Virginia Legislature. Funding will allow the program to launch sessions throughout the state, expand personnel, and establish a Center of Excellence for grandparents raising their grandchildren. With West Virginia currently tied for second in the nation in the percentage of grandchildren being raised by grandparents, the program has served hundreds of grandparent-led families throughout the Greater Kanawha Valley region since the program launched.

University-led Nutrition Program Celebrates 50 Years of Changing Lives A nationwide community nutrition education program that helps limitedresource families improve nutritional well-being is celebrating 50 years in 2019. The USDA Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), offered through WVSU Extension Service, has helped thousands of West Virginians improve their nutrition practices. National studies have shown EFNEP participation results in a reduction in government costs spent on health care, increases in fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity, as well as reductions in food storage and food preparation practices that cause foodborne illness.

The Center for Advancing Opportunity Awards $440,000 Grant to Study Recidivism Rates The Center for Advancing Opportunity has awarded WVSU a grant of $440,000 to explore the relationship between current evidence-based programs that have been implemented in West Virginia correctional institutions for substance abuse and recidivism rates. The goal of the Viable Impact on Recidivism Assessing Levels of Evidence Based Practices-West Virginia (VIRALEWV) is to build an evidence-based, substance abuse treatment model for reducing recidivism rates in West Virginia. VIRALE-WV at WVSU will collaborate with criminal justice agencies and community partners to establish best quality practices of the current substance abuse evidence-based programs.

Athletics Awarded NCAA CHOICES Grant for Alcohol Awareness Program WVSU Athletics has been awarded a NCAA CHOICES grant that will provide funding over the next three years to implement a campus-wide alcohol awareness program designed to educate students about the harmful effects of alcohol abuse and encourage them to make smart choices. The main component of the program is the #WVSUStepsUp! campaign which encourages students to not only practice safe social behaviors themselves, but intervene in situations where others are partaking in harmful drinking habits.


University Plans to Launch Bachelor of Science in Nursing Committed to meeting the needs of state citizens,WVSU is launching a nursing program. The nursing program will be led by Dr. Mary Ellen Sizemore, director of nursing. The University plans to launch a new Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in Spring 2019. The degree program has been approved by the WVSU Board of Governors, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Higher Learning Commission. Final approval is now needed by the West Virginia Board of Nursing, which is slated to meet in October 2019.


WVSU Opens Integrated Research & Extension Building The University opened the new Integrated Research and Extension Building (IREB) in the spring of 2019. The new facility will be instrumental in the university’s research goal of $20 million a year by 2023. The IREB offers state-of-the-art laboratory space for the latest cutting-edge research. It houses five new research labs, a 94-seat auditorium, a multipurpose classroom, a dual conference room, an instructional kitchen classroom, a microscopy room, a walk-in cooler and an additional soil laboratory.


Student Success & Retention

“Preparation is the key to success.” - Alexander Graham Bell


WVSU Announces Inaugural Justin Smith Morrill Scholarship Award WVSU biology major Sarah Greenberg received the inaugural Justin Smith Morrill Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded by the 1890 Universities Foundation to students studying food and agricultural sciences. Greenberg is not only WVSU’s first recipient of the Morrill Scholarship, but is also only the ninth student in the nation to receive the award. Greenberg, a native of Leonardtown, Maryland, is working on a freshwater initiative research project at WVSU, studying water quality in the Kanawha River.

WVSU Student Receives National Leadership Award Junior Oddai Gharib received the 2019 Student Leadership Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). The program recognizes emerging leaders in the ACS student chapter network and helps them prepare for leadership opportunities at volunteer organizations and in their professional career. A chemistry major with a premed focus, Gharib is eyeing medical schools after graduating from WVSU, with the ultimate goal of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon.

Students Participate in NASA Rocket Launch WVSU students participated in the successful launch of a NASA suborbital rocket at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in August. The payload flew to an altitude of 96 miles during its flight. It descended by parachute and landed in the Atlantic Ocean, where it was recovered for the data to be analyzed. Sponsored by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, NASA’s RockSat-X program introduces students to building experiments for space flight and requires them to expand their skills to develop and build more complex projects as they progress through the program. Participating WVSU students included Jonathan Musselwhite, Taylor Jones-Martin, Shaka Wilkerson, Oddai Gharib and Elizabeth Carrier.


WVSU Students’ Work Featured at Undergraduate Research Day Nine WVSU student research projects were showcased at the State Capitol as part of the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Day during the 2019 legislative session. The event featured research posters from students representing 15 colleges and universities throughout the state. This year marked the first time WVSU has served as the lead organizer of the day’s events.

Music Student Wins International Music Conductors Competition WVSU music performance major Christopher Rasmussen won a prestigious, international competition for music conductors, the 10th summer International Conductors Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, which took place June 21-23, 2019. Along with winning the competition, Rasmussen will get the opportunity to guest conduct the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra during the current or a future season.

WVSU Students Win Competition at the Association of 1890 Research Directors 19th Biennial Research Symposium Three WVSU graduate students won awards for their agricultural and environmental research poster presentations at the Association of 1890 Research Directors (ARD) 19th Biennial Research Symposium this past spring. WVSU students swept their category, taking first, second and third places for Outstanding Achievement in Renewable Energy, Natural Resources and Environment for Graduate Student Competitive Poster Presentations. Andrielle Kemajou won first place for her poster presentation, entitled “Water Chemical Dynamics During Seasonal Changes in an Industrialized Appalachian River.” Menuka Bhandari won second place for her poster presentation, entitled “Uncovering the Genetic Components for Acidity Tolerance in Arabidopsis by Genome Wide Association Study.” Bikash Deo won third place for his poster presentation, entitled “Understanding Lipid Metabolism in Bioenergy Crop in Response to Coal Mine Soils.”

Biology Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow WVSU biology major Ky’Achia Atkins has been named a 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Bostonbased non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Atkins was one of only 262 students nationwide selected for this honor. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth for students who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in solving public problems.


The women’s tennis team won its sixth straight MEC Tournament title by defeating the University of Charleston, 4-1, and earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament. The Yellow Jackets then downed Mercyhurst, 4-0, after a first round bye to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Championship. The softball team (35-16, 23-8 MEC) claimed its first-ever MEC South Division title after a remarkable regular season. The Yellow Jackets were ranked first in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region going into the MEC Tournament. They did not repeat as MEC Tournament champions, but they did advance to the finals of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region 2 Tournament.

A Banner Year for Yellow Jacket Athletics WVSU Athletics experienced an abundance of success over the course of the 2018-19 season. Highlights included women’s tennis winning its sixth consecutive Mountain East Conference (MEC) Tournament title and advancing to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen, softball advancing to the finals of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region 2 Tournament, volleyball matching a program record 25 wins, and football finishing the season with a winning record for the second straight year. West Virginia State student-athletes also excelled off the field by putting together consecutive semesters with a collective GPA over 3.0 for the first time in the history of WVSU Athletics. Additionally, the 3.15 GPA earned by WVSU student-athletes during the spring semester set a new academic record.


Volleyball (25-11, 10-6 MEC) matched a program record with 25 wins in head coach Kris Kern’s second season. Football (6-5, 5-5 MEC) defeated West Virginia Wesleyan 45-25 in the final game of the season to make it two years in a row that the Yellow Jackets have achieved a winning record. Baseball (24-23, 19-13 MEC) nearly snuck into the MEC Tournament this past season, but were kept out due to a tiebreaker with UVa-Wise.

Experiential Learning

Impact: Experiential Learning

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.� - Albert Einstein 11

WVSU Hosts Inaugural Engineering Day WVSU hosted its inaugural Engineering Day on campus in April. The free event featured hands-on educational activities for middle and high school students. Participants engaged in activities on topics such as aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, marine engineering, computer science, electronics, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and virtual engineering. The event served as an introduction and celebration of WVSU’s new Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program, which launched in January.


Dr. Charlotte Giles Creates Lasting Impact with Piano Lab, Creation of Scholarship A significant financial gift from longtime WVSU professor Dr. Charlotte Emma Giles has established a piano lab and scholarship to support students majoring in music or music education. Giles, who had retired from the University after more than 36 years of service, passed away in February 2019. During her time at WVSU she served as Professor of Music, Department Chair, and Coordinator of Commencements, convocations and special programs. The lab has been renamed in her honor, the Dr. Charlotte E. Giles Piano Lab. Her bequest has also enabled the creation of the Dr. C.E. Giles Memorial Scholarship, which beginning in 20202021, will be awarded to students who are majoring in music or music education, or who demonstrate exceptional artistic potential as selected by the music faculty.

University Commercial Wins National Telly Awards The 2019 WVSU television commercial, produced by the Barnes Agency, has been recognized by the 40th Annual Telly Awards, the premier awards program honoring video and television. The University’s “It Starts at STATE” commercial was awarded a bronze Telly in the local television and local cable, schools/colleges/universities category in both the 30-second commercial category and the 60-second commercial category. Filmed on the WVSU campus during fall 2018, both the 30 and 60 second versions of the “It Starts at STATE” commercial feature University students, faculty and staff.

Charleston Chamber Orchestra Provides Performing Opportunities The Charleston Chamber Orchestra, which is comprised of WVSU faculty and students as well as members of the community, kept a busy and impressive performing schedule throughout 2018-2019. On February 18, 2019, the Orchestra took the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Capital Orchestra Festival in Washington, D.C. On June 22, 2018, the Orchestra took the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York for the Viennese Master’s Orchestra Invitational. The Orchestra has been invited to perform in Vienna in June 2020 at the “Beethoven 250!” festival, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth.

Yellow Jacket Nation Gives Back With Annual Cares Day Every April since 2013 hundreds of WVSU students, faculty, staff and alumni fan out across the Kanawha Valley for the University’s annual Cares Day. The annual, day-long event brings together the Yellow Jacket Nation in a day of community service to benefit the surrounding region. In 2018, more than 400 volunteers contributed more than 1,500 hours of service at more than 20 sites throughout Kanawha and Putnam counties. The University’s eighth annual Cares Day will take place in April 2020.

American Electric Power Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to Support Chemical Engineering Program The American Electric Power Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to West Virginia State University (WVSU) to help equip laboratories in the University’s new bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering program. The grant from the AEP Foundation will be used to help equip laboratories used by students with state-of-theart hands-on learning experiences in their engineering coursework as well as support faculty and undergraduate student research. Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, WVSU now offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. With the launch of its program, STATE becomes only the 10th 1890 land-grant university in the nation with an engineering program.

WVSU Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award WVSU received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The award was presented to WVSU’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS).


Impact: Community


Community: “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” - Coretta Scott King

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” - Coretta Scott King


WVSU Hosts Urban Agriculture Conference and Community Expo More than 200 farmers, gardeners and agricultural enthusiasts attended the West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference and Community Expo, held in May on the WVSU campus. The event offered urban gardening education, information and resources for everyone from backyard hobby gardeners to professional farmers and agricultural workers. Held annually since 2014, the Urban Agriculture Conference offers sessions on such topics as meat production, food safety, small orchard management, rain barrels, raising chickens and more.

WVSU Social Worker Appointed to National Council Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren WVSU’s Lead Social Worker Yvonne Lee has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a three-year term. The objective of the Council is to identify, promote, coordinate and disseminate to the public information, resources and best practices available to help grandparents and other older relatives meet the health, educational, nutritional and other needs of the children in their care and maintain their own physical and mental health and emotional well-being. Lee is one of the coordinators of the WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies program.


President Jenkins Promotes University Through Active Civic Engagement WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins has been active throughout the state volunteering his time for a variety of civic events. During the spring of 2019 President Jenkins served as the keynote speaker and led a discussion with South Charleston Middle School students at the inaugural “Guys in Ties.” The event showed eighth grade male students how to tie a tie, while also talking about the expectations of adulthood. In June, President Jenkins served as a celebrity chef during a cooking demonstration with Louisiana Chef Al Barron at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia. The event was presented by African American Philanthropy in Action as part of FestivAll. Later in June, President Jenkins went “Over the Edge” in support of the YWCA of Charleston’s campaign to end racism rappelling more than 200 feet down the side of the BB&T building in Charleston.

West Virginia State University 4-H Camps Bring Science Education to Kids of All Ages West Virginia State University Extension Service brought STEM education to youths throughout the Kanawha Valley during summer 2019 with a series of educational, hands-on summer day camp programs for kids of all ages. In June, WVSU 4-H hosted the National Summer Transportation Institute for middle school-aged kids to showcase learning and career opportunities within the transportation industry through hands-on science activities and field trips. In July, a 4-H Summer Day Camp for third through fifth grade students provided a more traditional 4-H camp experience featuring activities relating to science and art. Throughout the summer, a series of environmentally themed day camps were also held for kids ages 3 to 5. Lastly, the second annual Rocket Girls Day Camp provided hands-on science and engineering opportunities for girls. 16

WVSU Extension Agent Named President of National Community and Economic Development Association A WVSU extension agent has been named president of a national community and economic development organization, marking not only the first such appointment for the University but also the first time the position has been held by a representative from one of the nation’s 1890 Land-Grant Universities. Adam Hodges, WVSU’s Fayette County extension agent for community and economic development, will begin a three-year term this summer as president of the National Association of Community and Economic Development Extension Professionals.



A Message from

THE WVSU FOUNDATION The WVSU Foundation Board of Directors is proud to partner with West Virginia State University to raise and manage funds for the benefit and support of the University and its students. There has never been a more important time to be engaged in that work, as we seek to address the many challenges facing our state and nation. With the strong leadership of President Anthony L. Jenkins and the generous support of all those listed in the Honor Roll of Donors, $1.9 million in new gifts and pledges were received during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, providing significant scholarship assistance for students and strengthening the University’s academic and student engagement programs in countless ways. The impact of gifts to the WVSU Foundation can be felt in countless ways, from the 265 students who received Foundation scholarships this year, to the transformative gifts in support of such innovative programs as chemical engineering, education, nursing, and criminal justice. As you review the information on these pages, please join us in considering what you can do to Step Up for STATE and make 2019-2020 even better! Remember, It Starts at STATE! With gratitude,

Mark H. Pendleton, Class of 1987 Patricia J. Schumann Chair, WVSU Foundation Board of Directors Vice President for University Advancement, Communications and Marketing President, WVSU Foundation, Inc.

A gift from you to the WVSU Foundation does so much more than show your support.

It makes dreams come true!

P.O. Box 1000 | Institute, WV 25112 foundation@wvstateu.edu | (304) 766-3130 https://connect.wvstateu.edu 18

Honor Roll of DONORS President’s Circle The John W. Davis Club $10,000+ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. HBCU Fund American Chemical Society American Electric Power Foundation AT&T BB&T West Virginia Foundation, Inc. Benevity, Inc. The Bernard H. & Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation BNY Mellon Wealth Management BrickStreet Foundation Canton Pediatric Dental Center, LLC Cape Fear Aesthetics Col. (Ret.) Pamela D. Carter, ’72 Cecil I. Walker Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Combs Dr. Edward E. Dickerson, IV, ’88 and Dr. Andrea Dickerson Encova Insurance, formerly BrickStreet Insurance Fidelity Charitable Dr. Trevellya L. Ford-Ahmed The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Dr. Michael A. Harpold, ’64 Helen Wood Poffenbarger and Perry S. Poffenbarger Foundation Holiday Inn & Suites, South Charleston, West Huntington National Bank The John L. Dickinson Family Foundation Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Walter F. Johnson, III ’61 and Mrs. Doris W. Johnson Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., TAU Chapter Keswick Pharmaceuticals, LLC Lester Raines Honda Maier Foundation, Inc. Mr. Gregory V. Monroe, Sr., ’80 NCAA Choices Mrs. Jean B. Peters, ’49 Mr. Verl O. Purdy, ’64 and Mrs. Sandra Purdy Mr. S. Lester Raines Dr. Lateef Y. Saffore, ’96 and Dr. S.Y. Aranmolate-Saffore, ’99 Mr. William E. Sawyers, ’74 and Mrs. YeVonne Sawyers

Dr. Ann Brothers Smith, ’64 The Hon. Booker T. Stephens,’66 and Gloria M. Stephens, Esq., ’74 Subway Development of W.Va. Ms. YLonne Fullen Swails, ’72 Mr. Fred D. Thomas, Jr., ’50 Thurgood Marshall College Fund/ Center for Advancing Opportunity Mr. D. Stephen Walker and Mrs. Diane H. Walker Steven F. White, Esq. and Mrs. Katy White The Winston-Salem Foundation Ms. M. Sue Woodward, CFRE WVSU Research & Development Corporation The William J. L. Wallace Club $5,000-$9,999 Mr. Erskine S. Agee, ’61 and Mrs. Elinor Agee, ’62 Mr. Everett H. Bayliss, ’60 BB&T-West Virginia Region Cadrillion Capital, A Purdy Family Company Dr. Morris S. Clark, ’60 Dolan & Kalaskey, LTD Orthodontists Frank Walker Law Mr. Joseph V. Funderburk, III, ’66 and Mrs. June Funderburk The Hon. C. Edward Gaunch, ’70 Dr. Charlotte E. Giles* The Hon. Donald Graham, ’71 Dr. Thomas F. Guetzloff Hilliard Lyons Mr. Joe Lewis Jefferson Mark W. Kelley, Esq., ’88 Mr. James R. Mason, Jr., ’82 Mountain Monsters Volleyball Club Ms. Carol Parham-Bell, ’79 Mr. and Mrs. David L. Rader Ms. Mara N. Regling Reserve Oil & Gas, Inc. Ms. Patricia J. Schumann Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC Mr. Gary L. Swingle, ’70 and Mrs. Kathi Swingle, ’70 Frank C. Walker, II, Esq., ’98 and Mrs. Jennifer Walker, ’95 Dr. Yvette Underdue Murph WVSU National ‘W’ Club

The Byrd Prillerman Club $2,500-$4,999 Alexander Loan Review & Consulting, LLC Mrs. Patricia L. Alexander, ’85 Arnett Carbis Toothman, LLP Bailey & Glasser, LLP Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. A. Kerri Blackwell Mr. Danny F. Blair, ’68 and Mrs. Sandra K. Blair, ’67 Buckingham Strategic Wealth Mr. Nathan Burton Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation Mrs. Opal M. Carter, ’47 Commercial Insurance Services Delta Airlines Foundation Dr. Edward Dickerson, IV, ’88 and Dr. Andrea Dickerson Dolan & Kalaskey, LTD Orthodontists The Hon. Richard E. Fields, ’44 Col. Harold G. Fisher Mr. D.A. Freshwater Mr. J.S. Freshwater Dr. John L. Fuller, ’65 and Mrs. Charlotte L. Fuller, ’81 Ms. Brunetta C. Gamble-Dillard, ’94 Dr. Sami N. Ghareeb, ’69 Ghareeb Dental Group Mr. T. Stephen Gillespie, ’74 Mr. Grant S. Gray, ’75 and Mrs. Gail A. Gray, ’77 Gray, Griffith & Mays, A.C.. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Hrko, ’95 James F. Humphreys, Esq. IBM International Foundation Mr. Eric L. Jackson, ’05 Dr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Jenkins Mrs. Gail S. McCormick Dr. Orlando F. McMeans Mr. Allan L. McVey, ’73 and Mrs. Deborah McVey Ms. Jameelah R. Means P.M. Services of Ohio, LLC Mr. Mark H. Pendleton, ’87 and Mrs. Diane Pendleton Ms. E. Gail Pitchford, ’78 Ms. Jamila A. Price, ’98 Ray, Winton & Kelley, PLLC Mrs. Frances B. Reed, ’57 Sisters Health Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Camille Shipman-McQueen, ’96 19

Dr. Lynn H. Smith, ’62 and Mrs. Daphne Smith Summit Community Bank Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Carol Susman Thomas Health Foundation Dr. Jose U. Toledo and Mrs. Kellie Toledo United Bank United Supreme Council Charitable Foundation Ms. Julie A. Vass, ’66 Judge Reggie B. Walton, ’71 and Mrs. Debra Coats-Walton Mr. Richard H. Weese, ’64 Mr. Louis Weisberg and Mrs. Elizabeth Weisberg Lt. Col. Michael A. White, ’77 and Mrs. Michelle White Mrs. Kristi Williams, ’95 James E. Williams, Esq. and Mrs. Marva Y. Williams Mr. Gregory T. Wilson, ’88 Ms. Sandra Wilson, ’67 WVSU Alumni/Atlanta Chapter WVSU Alumni/Greater Williamsburg Chapter WVSU Alumni/Kanawha Valley Chapter WVSU Alumni/Los Angeles Chapter WVSU Alumni/Metropolitan Washington Chapter ZMM Architects and Engineers President’s Circle Member $1,000-$2,499 3T Unlimited Inc. Affiliate Services Dr. Linda B. Akanbi, ’66 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc./ Alpha Zeta Chapter Ms. Helen G. Anderson, ’69 Arnett Carbis Toothman, LLP Mr. Carl G. Arrington, ’67 and Mrs. Edna C. Arrington, ’67 AXA Foundation Mr. Charles R. Bailey Mr. Ed Bailey Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Mr. Oree Banks Rev. David W. Bartemes, ’61 and Mrs. Cora Bartemes, ’62 Ms. Betty M. Bates, ’72 Ms. Eleanor E. Beverly, ’60 Mr. A. D. Birbilis, ’93 Mrs. Barbara J. Black, ’89 and MSG Fred D. Black* Boston Concessions Group, Inc. 20

Drs. Thomas D. Boston and Catherine Ross Mr. Dennis L. Boyden, ’77 Ms. Doris J. Boyden-McCormick, ’67 Mrs. Ramona W. Broadnax, ’51 Dr. Juanita O. Brooks, ’68 Ms. Danika M. Brown, ’06 Mr. Jerry Brown, Jr., ’75 Ms. Nancy P. Bruns Ms. Janice E. Cabbell, ’67 Mrs. Paula Calloway-Watson Mrs. Lois A. Capers, ’17 Gov. Gaston Caperton The Hon. W. Kent Carper, ’75 and Mrs. Deborah Lee Carper Mr. John Carter and Mrs. Iris B. Carter, ’59 Mrs. Opal M. Carter, ’47 Mr. Stuart Catlin, ’69 Ms. Jacquelyn Chapman Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Charleston Town Center Marriott Hotel Dr. J. Ted Childs, ’67 Coastal Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cohen Mr. Matt Coleman, ’87 Mr. Anthony Conyers, Jr., ’69 and Mrs. Cressondra Conyers Mrs. Rosemarie L. Cook-Glover, ’49 Mr. Seth Davidson, ’05 and Mrs. Leighann Davidson, ’11 Mr. Mark D. Davis, ’87 and Mrs. Carol Davis Mrs. Sinette E. Denson, ’62 Mr. James H. Dissen and Mrs. Shirley S. Dissen, ’88 Mr. Moses Erkins and Mrs. Vivian R. Erkins, ’72 Mr. Robert F. Evans and Mrs. Sandra Davis Evans, ‘60 Lt. Col. (Ret.) Lazelle E. Free, ’61 and Mrs. Hannah Free Mrs. Deborah Fullen Mrs. Norma Fullen, ’50 Mr. John L. Fuller, Jr. ’98 and Mrs. Belinda K. Fuller, ’06 Mr. Berley Geiger and Ms. Myrna B. Geiger, ’62 Dr. Mitri Ghareeb and Mrs. Heather Ghareeb Ghareeb & Scarberry, DDS Dr. Edward C. Goldberg and Mrs. Ellyn Goldberg Go-Mart, Inc. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth D. Gray, ’66 and Mrs. Carolyn T. Gray, ’66

Recognizes gifts received between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019

Ms. Susie Green Judge William P. Greene, Jr., ’65 and Mrs. Madeline Greene Mr. Maurice R. Gregg, ’66 Mr. Don R. Grey, ’63 and Mrs. Barbara Grey Gym Kan Booster Mr. Charles L. Hairston, ’49 and Mrs. Nona Hairston, ’48 Mr. Darryl K. Hairston, ’75 and Mrs. Bonzetta L. Hairston, ’76 Dr. Katherine L. Harper Mr. Robert D. Harris, ’66 and Mrs. Barbara J. Harris, ’65 Ms. Jennifer R. Herrald, ’02 Mr. Thomas A. Heywood and Ms. Melody A. Simpson J. Gary Hickman, Esq. ’63 and Mrs. Karen Hickman Mr. Owen S. Higgins Mr. G. S. Hill and Mrs. Janie H. Hill Mr. Manfred G. Holland, ’75 Ms. Brenda J. Howard, ’76 Col. (Ret.) Cardell S. Hunter, ’68 Ms. Donna Hunter, ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Hurley, ’76 Mr. Frederick D. Jackson, ’75 and Mrs. Deborah D. Jackson, ’76 Dr. Kumara L. Jayasuriya Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stan Jenkins, ’82 and Mrs. Lori Jenkins Mr. Charles E. Jones and Mrs. Minnie H. Jones, ’68 Kay Casto & Chaney, PLLC The Hon. Damon J. Keith, ’43* Mark W. Kelley, Esq., ’88 and the Honorable Lera VanMeter Kelly Miller Foundation Mrs. Barbara A. Lacy, ’56 Ms. Jeri L. Lawler, ’69 Mrs. Sabrina K. Leath-Morrison, ’80 Ms. Carole Tynes T. Lee, ’55 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Lewis, ’56 Mrs. Reginia S. Lipscomb, ’77 Zacchaeus T. Lucas, ’18 Dr. Samuel W. Lynch, ’61 MacCorkle Lavender, PLLC Dr. John R. Magan Mr. John F. Mandt, Jr. and Mrs. Ami Mandt Marriott International, Inc. Ms. Lydia R. Martin, ’64 Ms. Naomi V. Martin, ’65 Mrs. Cynthia Massey Ms. Saundra B. McCray, ’68 Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bernice McGhee, ’52 Ms. Cindy S. McGhee

Dr. Shannon McGhee Mr. Charles R. Meadows, ’65 Mrs. Patricia S. Meadows, ’68 Mr. Richard H. Merrill Col. (Ret.) Vandy L. Miller, ’54 Mr. Isom Mobley and Mrs. Anita L. Mobley, ’74 Francis “Jinx” L. Monroe, ’76 and Mrs. Ethel L. Monroe Mr. James Morrison, Jr., ’57 MVB Bank, Inc. National Space Grant Foundation Network For Good Lt. Col. (Ret.) Francisco B. Newman, Jr., ’53 Next Level Ventures, LLC Northport High School Optima Belle, LLC Ms. Michelle D. Owens, ’95 Mrs. Cheryl A. Pegues, ’65 Ms. Denise Pender-Williams Dr. Ernest N. Pennington, DDS Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc./ Alpha Theta Chapter Mr. Harold L. Pickens, ’65 and Mrs. Janice Pickens Mrs. Cheryl A. Plear, ’77 Ms. Sandra Pope, ’78 Mrs. Angela Carter Pritchard Mr. Thomas Ratliff Mrs. Denise Revels Robinson, ’69 Mr. Marshall T. Reynolds Ms. Monique A. Rogers-Dogbey, ’02 Lt. Col. (Ret.) William T. Sawyers, ’70 and Mrs. Amanda Sawyers ’72 Dr. Luther W. Seabrook, ’54 Silling Associates, Inc. Mr. Gary Slutsky and Mrs. Bette Slutsky Mr. Glover L. Smiley, Jr., ’77 and Mrs. Althea Smiley Dr. Ami M. Smith, ’03 Mr. Douglas B. Smoot, ’71 Mr. Lewis R. Smoot and Mrs. Genevieve W. Smoot, ’56 Somerville & Company, PLLC Mr. James W. Spencer and Mrs. Betty C. Spencer, ’67 Ms. Joi Spraggins St. Ignatius High School Stewart-Bell, PLLC Stonerise Healthcare Mr. Robert W. Swartz, ’86 Ms. Andrea L. Taylor Capt. John B. Taylor, III, ’62 The Rutherford Group, LLC Thomas Memorial Hospital Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company

TSG Consulting, LLC Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Joseph E. Turner, ’61 and Mrs. Norma Turner Turner Medical Spa Mr. Aaron Turpeau Mr. James F. Underhill and Mrs. Teresa Underhill United Bank Mr. and Mrs. John Valentine, ’76 Verizon Foundation VRC Corporation Ms. Paula Callaway C. Watson, ’64 WesBanco Bank, Inc. Ms. Traci West-McCombs Dr. Cassandra Whyte and Mr. William Whyte Mr. James A. Wilkerson, Jr., ’66 Mr. Walter M. Wilkerson, Sr., ’73 and Mrs. Fatiema Wilkerson, ’06 Mr. Albert Williams, ’68 Mr. Nathaniel A. Williams, ’66 Mrs. Patricia C. Wilson, ’67 Ms. Sandy Wilson, ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Wolford, ’76 WV Outdoor WVSU Alumni/ West Virginia Yellow Jacket Chapter WVSU Alumni/Baltimore MD Chapter WVSU Alumni/Cleveland Chapter WVSU Alumni/Detroit Chapter WVSU Alumni/Hampton Roads Chapter WVSU Alumni/Houston Chapter WVSU Alumni/New York/New Jersey Chapter WVSU Alumni/South Carolina Chapter WVSU Bookstore WVSU Virtual Alumni Graduate Chapter of Groove Phi Groove

Dr. Edward T. Gardner Ms. Donna Hunter Mr. Morris O. Hurst Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stanley Jenkins Brig. Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Walter F. Johnson, III Lt. Col. (Ret.) C. Milton Kates The Hon. Damon J. Keith * Dr. John A. Kelly, Jr. * Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Lewis Col. (Ret.) James A. Manning Ms. Naomi V. Martin Ms. Saundra B. McCray Mrs. Louise M. McGhee Col. (Ret.) Vandy L. Miller Mr. Gregory V. Monroe, Sr. Ms. Carol Parham-Bell Dr. Taylor J. Perry, Jr. Dr. William F. Pickard Ms. Rosa L. Pickel Mrs. E. Gail Pitchford Mrs. Frances B. Reed Mr. William E. and Mrs. YeVonne Sawyers Ms. Diane Slaughter Dr. Ann Brothers Smith The Hon. Booker T. Stephens and Gloria M. Stephens, Esq. Mrs. Kathryn T. Sutphin * Ms. YLonne Fullen Swails Mr. Gary L. Swingle Mr. Fred D. Thomas, Jr. Mr. Kwabena Tuffour Dr. Sheri Sesay-Tuffour Mr. Walter M. Wilkerson, Sr. and Mrs. Fatiema J. Wilkerson Mr. Richard D. Wolford

Tower Club

Legacy Society

The Tower Club recognizes donors who give $18.91 or more per month.

Mrs. Patricia Alexander Mrs. Judith Allen Mr. and Mrs. William D. Allen Ms. Sharon S. Banks Mrs. Sheila T. Bias Dr. Juanita O. Brooks Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Cole, Jr. Dr. Edward E. Dickerson, IV and Dr. Andrea K. Dickerson Ms. Janet L. Nabors-Feggett The Hon. Richard E. Fields

Mrs. Debra M. Anderson-Conliffe Dr. Sonya M. Armstrong Mr. Elazer Barnette Ms. Betty M. Bates Mr. James Blackwell Mr. Dennis L. Boyden Mrs. Rhonda Brogan Mr. James R. Buchanan Mr. Nathan Burton Dr. Paige Carney-Salgado Mr. Justin Cherry Mr. Christopher Clark Mr. Jason K. Crutchfield Mrs. Amber Cunningham Mrs. Leighann J. Davidson Mr. Vasilios F. Dianellos Mrs. Maria D. Drake

The Legacy Society recognizes those who have provided for the future of West Virginia State University by making the Foundation part of their estate or gift planning process and have informed the Foundation of their plans.



Capt. Michael G. Edwards Mrs. Vivian R. Erkins Ms. Karen Figgatt Dr. Richard Ford Mrs. Norma Fullen Ms. Deborah A. Fullen Mrs. Belinda K. Fuller Mr. Mark L. Fuller Dr. Micheal Fultz Ms. Brunetta C. Gamble-Dillard Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth D. Gray Ms. Vicki Green Dr. Thomas F. Guetzloff Mr. Mark Hairston Dr. Katherine L. Harper Ms. Billie A. Hauser Ms. Jennifer R. Herrald Mrs. Janie Hill Mr. Chris D. Jackson Mr. Eric L. Jackson Dr. Kumara L. Jayasuriya Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stanley Jenkins Ms. Patricia R. King Ms. Barbara Korn Mr. Sean A. Loyd Dr. Anne McConnell Mr. Ronnie McCullough Mrs. Kathy McDilda Dr. Shannon McGhee Dr. Orlando F. McMeans Dr. James J. Natsis Dr. Michael S. Pennington Mrs. Regina Powell Mrs. Cynthia M. Rakes Mr. Johnny Richardson, Jr. Ms. Shawnia Robertson Dr. Timothy R. Ruhnke Dr. Lateef Y. Saffore and Dr. S.Y. Aranmolate-Saffore Lt. Col. (Ret.) William T. Sawyers and Mrs. Amanda T. Sawyers Ms. Patricia J. Schumann Ms. Diane Slaughter Mr. Glover L. Smiley, Jr. Mr. Chester Spriggs Dr. Kerri Steele Lt. Col. (Ret.) Quewanncoii C. Stephens, Sr. Mr. David C. Stone Dr. Walter E. Stroupe Dr. Carolyn L. Stuart Mrs. Carol Taylor-Johnson Dr. Jose Ulises Toledo and Mrs. Kellie Toledo Ms. Brenda M. Vanderford Ms. Crystal Walker Mr. Frank C. Walker, II and Mrs. Jennifer J. Walker 22

Dr. Cassandra Whyte Mrs. Kristi Williams Leon Vincent Williams, Esq. Mrs. Lisa M. Williamson Mrs. Patricia C. Wilson Ms. M. Sue Woodward, CFRE

Champions Club

The Champions Club recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more annually in unrestricted support of athletics. Mr. Nate Burton Mr. Joseph V. Funderburk, III Ms. Brunetta Gamble-Dillard Mr. Sean Loyd Dr. Orlando F. McMeans Mr. David Rader Ms. Patricia J. Schumann Dr. Jose Ulises Toledo Mr. John Valentine


1943 The Hon. Damon J. Keith* 1944 The Hon. Richard E. Fields 1947 Mrs. Opal M. Carter Mr. George H. Greene 1948 Mrs. Francine C. Cunningham Mrs. Jewell M. Greer Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Edward Greer Mrs. Nona Hairston Mr. Thomas D. Wallace 1949 Mrs. Lillie M. Clark Mrs. Rosemarie L. Cook-Glover Mr. Charles L. Hairston Mrs. Martha B. Hunt Mrs. Iris C. Anderson McCrae Mrs. Jean B. Peters Mrs. Ruth D. Waugh 1950 Dr. Frank E. Enty Mrs. Norma J. Fullen Mrs. Geraldine W. Kinney Mr. Fred D. Thomas, Jr. 1951 Mr. John C. Anderson Mrs. Ramona W. Broadnax Maj. (Ret.) Charles S. Corprew, Jr. Edward T. Haggins, Esq. Mr. Clarence L. Kinney Mrs. Juanita N. Kydd Mr. Percy O. Mack Mr. William G. Neal Mrs. L. Elaine Neal

Recognizes gifts received between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019

Mrs. Dorothy E. Thomas 1952 Mr. Ernest V. Davis Mrs. Constance B. Eve Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bernice McGhee 1953 Mrs. Yvonne H. Brown Mr. Theodore I. Busch Mrs. Irene S. Curry Ms. Celia W. Graham Mrs. Lita F. Hunt Mrs. Anita S. Jenkins Mrs. Odessa G. Johnson Lt. Col. (Ret.) Francisco B. Newman, Jr. Ms. Aurora L. Trigg Lt. Col. (Ret.) Francis V. Wilson 1954 Mr. William D. Bankett Mr. Arthur O. Eve Mrs. Blanche J. Gross Lt. Col. (Ret.) Clifford L. Hill Col. (Ret.) Vandy L. Miller Dr. Luther W. Seabrook Mr. Frederick Thomas 1955 Ms. Denise A. Conner Mrs. Anna J. Hooks Ms. Carole Tynes Lee Mrs. Louise M. McGhee 1956 Mr. Randolph T. Edwards Mrs. Barbara A. Lacy Mr. James S. Lewis Mrs. Genevieve W. Smoot Mrs. Bobbie H. Tolliver 1957 Dr. Virginia K. Lloyd Mr. James W. Morrison, Jr. Mrs. Frances B. Reed Mrs. Juanita W. Truitt 1958 Mrs. Eula K. Broadnax Mr. Howard E. Bush Mrs. Frances H. Mayes Mrs. Iris G. Page-Jones Mr. James E. Vaughan 1959 Mrs. MaryAnne S. Andrews Mrs. Beverly JoAnne L. Bates Mrs. Iris B. Carter Mr. Joseph L. Craft Mrs. Louise E. Hill Mrs. Gloria M. Hodge-Hylton Ms. Gladys M. Morrow Lt. Col. (Ret.) Johnny M. Moses Mrs. Barbara Jean Reynolds Dr. Langley A. Spurlock Ms. Virginia L. Strickland

1960 Mr. Everett H. Bayliss Ms. Eleanor E. Beverly Mrs. Jacquelyn B. Dawson Mrs. Sandra Davis Evans Mrs. Barbara W. Gray Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kenneth A. Ingram Mr. Joe L. Johnson Mr. Robert L. Lewis Mr. Nazarean Mayes, Jr. Mrs. Madlyn W. Ridley-Fisher Ms. Dolores J. Stallings 1961 Mr. Erskine S. Agee Rev. David W. Bartemes Mr. Lumell H. Dawson Lt. Col. (Ret.) Lazelle E. Free Mrs. Bert L. Garrett Holt Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Walter F. Johnson, III Ms. Gail G. Lawrence Dr. Samuel W. Lynch Mr. George L. Rich, Jr. Mrs. Betty H. Rich Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Joseph E. Turner 1962 Mrs. Elinor R. Agee Mrs. Willa M. Anderson Mrs. Cora P. Bartemes Mrs. Sinette E. Denson Ms. Myrna B. Geiger Mrs. Camilla M. Hicks Mr. Joseph A. Hill, Jr. Mr. George E. Holt Mrs. Charlyne W. Monroe Dr. Lynn H. Smith Mr. John B. Taylor, III Mrs. Barbara T. Wilson 1963 Ms. Melvadeen W. Bailey Mr. Daniel R. Dean Ms. Theresa Gentry Mr. Don R. Grey J. Gary Hickman, Esq. Mrs. Joyce C. McCain-Doty Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James W. Monroe Mr. Clifford R. Peyton Dr. Lewis E. Proffitt Dr. Orren L. Rayford Maj. (Ret.) Lucius V. Reeves Ms. Sylvia R. Speed Mrs. Deborah W. Stokes Mr. Alfred N. Vinson 1964 Mr. Vernon A. Bell, Sr. Mrs. Nancy C. Butler Mr. Charles M. Coiner, Jr.

Ms. Lenora A. Cordell Ms. Leola Flynn-Toles Dr. Michael A. Harpold Ms. Willa Johnson Dr. C. Edward Lawrence Ms. Lydia R. Martin Dr. Flodella E. Mitchell Mr. Verl O. Purdy Dr. Ann Brothers Smith Mrs. Willie M. Taylor Mr. Aaron M. Turpeau Ms. Paula Callaway Watson Mr. Richard H. Weese 1965 Mrs. Joan M. Brown Dr. John L. Fuller, Sr. Mrs. Carol F. Glenn The Hon. William P. Greene, Jr. Mrs. Barbara J. Harris Ms. Jada C. Hunter Mr. William O. Law Ms. Naomi V. Martin Mr. Charles R. Meadows Mrs. Cheryl A. Pegues Mr. Harold L. Pickens Mrs. Vera A. Smoot Taylor Mrs. Ruth A. Williams 1966 Dr. Linda B. Akanbi Mrs. Toni M. Dorsey Mr. Joseph V. Funderburk, III Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth D. Gray Ms. Carolyn T. Gray Mr. Maurice R. Gregg Mr. Robert D. Harris Mr. Charles Hinton Mr. Stephen R. King Mrs. Brenda E. Griffin Norman Mr. Carl W. Piggott Mrs. Catherine Ramsey Ms. Shirley W. Ransome The Hon. Booker T. Stephens Ms. Julie A. Vass Mr. Robbin E. L. Washington Mr. James A. Wilkerson, Jr. Mr. Nathaniel A. Williams Mrs. Beverly B. Wood 1967 Mr. Carl G. Arrington Mrs. Edna C. Arrington Mrs. Sandra K. Blair Ms. Doris J. Boyden McCormick Ms. Janice E. Cabbell Ms. Joan E. Cade Dr. J. Ted Childs, Jr.

Dr. Morris S. Clark Mrs. Marsha Coles Hairston Ms. Yvonne B. Morris Ms. Theresa P. Shellcroft Mrs. Betty C. Spencer Mrs. Naydene J. Williams Ms. Sandra Wilson Mrs. Patricia C. Wilson 1968 Mr. Danny F. Blair Dr. Thomas D. Boston Ms. Jacqueline A. Bryant Mr. Donald E. Byrd Mr. Theodore C. Daniels Mr. John D. Davis, Jr. Dr. Electra N. Greer Col. (Ret.) Cardell S. Hunter Mrs. Minnie H. Jones Dr. Helen E. Key Ms. Saundra B. McCray Mrs. Patricia S. Meadows Mr. Everett L. Person Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Earl M. Simms Mr. Albert Williams 1969 Ms. Helen G. Anderson Mr. Stuart Catlin Mrs. Ann B. Cherry Mr. Anthony Conyers, Jr. Mr. Alfred Freeman, Jr. Mr. Robert E. Fuller Dr. Sami N. Ghareeb Ms. Corlista H. Hardman Mr. Philemon N. Hill, Jr. Mrs. Carol J. Hinton Ms. Jeri L. Lawler Mr. Steve Legge Mrs. Denise Revels Robinson Mrs. Evelyn B. Williams 1970 Mr. R.J. Benn Ms. Mary Frances G. Blevins Mrs. Sharon C. Wright Diggs The Hon. C. E. Gaunch Ms. Jewell D. Hoover Mr. Henry A. Parham Mr. Donald L. Riley Lt. Col. (Ret.) William T. Sawyers Mr. Gary L. Swingle Mrs. Kathi M. Swingle 1971 Dr. Elazer J. Barnette Ms. Lynnette Baugh Ms. Sarodel Childs Mr. Greer Gentry The Hon. Donald L. Graham

Maj. (Ret.) Harry E. Monroe, Jr. Mr. Darest M. Smith Mr. Douglas B. Smoot The Hon. Reggie B. Walton 1972 Ms. Betty M. Bates Col. (Ret.) Pamela D. Carter Mr. Lloyd E. Cleage Ms. Brendalyn D. Cook Jackson Mr. W. Hugo Diggs Ms. Bonita E. Dunn Mrs. Vivian R. Erkins Ms. Yvonne P. Fullen* Mrs. Henrietta H. Fuller Ms. Diane H. Kyser Mrs. Amanda Sawyers Lt. Col. (Ret.) Lethia Sawyers Mrs. D. Katherine Solomon Ms. YLonne Fullen Swails Mrs. Drema Duncan Watts Mrs. Sharon Whiting Leon Vincent Williams, Esq. 1973 Mr. Eric V. Billups Mrs. Lynne H. Brown Dr. Charles D. Goldsmith, Jr. Mr. Clarence A. Hebron, Jr. Rev. Joseph D. Jenkins, Jr. Ms. Brenda E. Johnson Mr. Allan L. McVey Rev. Millicent M. Nash Ms. Arlene L. Prentice Mrs. Jeannen B. Pridgeon Mr. Richard O. Spencer Mr. Walter M. Wilkerson, Sr. 1974 Dr. Bennanaye A. Brooks Mrs. Gwendolyn Cleage Mrs. Marion R. Cunningham Mr. Maurice Fuller Mr. T. Stephen Gillespie Mr. Charles Ingram Mrs. Anita L. Mobley Mr. Isom Mobley, III Mr. William E. Sawyers Mrs. Gloria M. Stephens Mr. Victor G. Thompson 1975 Ms. Brenda R. Bluford Mr. Willie Bluford Mr. Jerry Brown, Jr. The Hon. W. Kent Carper Ms. Mildred Cavaso-Kincaid Ms. Vicky L. Cochran Ms. Ardith C. Fullen Mrs. Cynthia J. Gray Mr. Grant S. Gray, II

*Deceased Italics indicate employees of West Virginia State University


Mr. Darryl K. Hairston Mr. Manfred G. Holland Ms. Donna L. Hunter Mr. Frederick D. Jackson Mr. William W. Lipscomb, Sr. Mrs. Martee J. Luke Ms. Gaynell McMillan Mrs. Alexis S. Street Mr. Rossellini (Dwight) Street 1976 Mrs. Debra M. Anderson Conliffe Mr. Lonnie H. Daniels Mrs. Bonzetta L. Hairston Ms. Brenda J. Howard Mr. Glen Hunter Mr. Robert B. Hurley Mrs. Deborah D. Jackson Mr. Wayne E. Legg Mr. Francis L. “Jinx” Monroe Mr. Garland W. Steele Mr. John Valentine Ms. Deborah A. Walker Mr. Richard D. Wolford 1977 Mr. Dennis L. Boyden Mr. William C. Ebling Mr. James E. Gore Mrs. Gail A. Gray Mrs. Debra J. Hart Ms. Shelia V. Hunt Mrs. Darlene D. Ingram Mrs. Carolyn E. Johnson Mrs. Carolyn L. Lacye Mrs. Reginia S. Lipscomb Mr. Emmanuel S. Livingston, Jr. Mrs. Ethel T. Monroe Mrs. Cheryl A. Plear Mrs. Andrea J. Robinson Mr. Glover L. Smiley, Jr. Lt. Col. Michael A. White Mr. Glandal D. Withrow 1978 Mr. E. C. Bud Anderson, III Mr. Mark H. Cardwell, Jr. Mr. James W. Gray Ms. Cassandra F. Marshall Ms. Judy Mason Ms. E. Gail Pitchford Ms. Sandra Y. Pope Mrs. Janet M. Raether Dr. Walter E. Stroupe Mrs. Louise H. Thomas 1979 Ms. Janis A. Bennett Mr. Mark A. Hale Mrs. Janet C. Helma Mr. Lee C. McPherson, Jr. 24

Mr. Francisco B. Newman, III Mr. Charles E. Overstreet Ms. Carol Parham-Bell Mr. Edgar W. Randall* 1980 Mr. Walter C. Allen Mr. Gregory V. Monroe, Sr. Mrs. Sabrina K. Leath Morrison Mrs. Belinda C. Randall 1981 Ms. Nona C. Black Mr. Leon A. Brown Mrs. Kimberly Burton Mr. David E. Eley Mrs. Charlotte L. Fuller Mrs. Paula W. Legge Renata N. Newbill-Jallow, Esq. Mrs. Cleriece C. Pressley Mr. Irwin K. Summerville 1982 Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stan Jenkins Mr. Asaad N. Karam Mr. James R. Mason, Jr. Ms. Shirley B. Wentz 1983 Mrs. Michelle S. Jones 1984 Mrs. Benita Gray-Hill Mrs. Deanna R. Karam Maj. Duncan S. Robinson Mrs. Tonjua F. Wilson 1985 Mrs. Patricia L. Alexander Ms. Patricia R. King Mr. Francis E. Starkey 1986 Ms. Alleatha L. Bell Mrs. Sherry Jeffries Mrs. Jocelynn F. Norris Ms. Monica T. Proffitt Mr. Robert W. Swartz Mr. Alan D. Turley Mr. Paul J. Wheeler Mr. John F. Whited Ms. Tracey J. Young 1987 Mr. Russell L. Clark Mr. Matt Coleman Mr. Mark D. Davis Mr. Mark H. Pendleton Mr. Ronn G. Robinson Mr. David T. Shorr Mr. Paul M. Spencer Mrs. Daisy M. Squirts

Recognizes gifts received between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019

1988 Ms. Mary Ann Buckley Dr. Edward E. Dickerson, IV Mrs. Shirley S. Dissen Mr. Michael W. Gregg Mrs. Bernice D. Johnson Mark W. Kelley, Esq. Mrs. Diana L. Kitts Mr. James A. Ross Maj. Kimberly E. Stevenson Mr. Roger D. Wilson Mr. Gregory T. Wilson 1989 Mrs. Barbara J. Black Dr. Mickey M. Blackwell Mr. Jack D. Gilbert, II Mr. Donald A. Linger Ms. Michelle A. Lunkins Mr. Charles R. Mullins Mr. Joseph R. Oden, Jr. Mr. John K. Roberts 1990 Mr. Johnny D. Goodwin Mr. Jim U. Goshay Mr. Otis L. Laury Mr. Michael C. Leath Mr. Johnny L. Richardson, Jr. Mr. David J. Vargo Mr. Kevin N. Wigginton 1991 Mrs. Karen G. Figgatt Ms. Melissa J. Hill Mr. Douglas R. Lambert Mrs. Teresa Lambert Mrs. Monique M. Oden Mr. Sam W. Peal Ms. Bonnie G. Tincher 1992 Mr. James R. Buchanan Mr. Carlos M. Burnett Ms. Martina K. Huson Mrs. Kathy McDilda 1993 Mr. Lloyd E. Bennett Mr. A. D. Birbilis Mrs. Dionne T. Bussey-Reeder Mrs. Lucille D. Gore Ms. Kelley Goshay Mrs. Teresa M. Stephens 1994 Mr. Michael T. Carte Mr. John V. Crowder Mr. Jason K. Crutchfield Mrs. Nakia M. Cumbo Ms. Lashawn T. Fulmer Ms. Brunetta C. Gamble Dillard Mrs. Shawnia N. Robertson

1995 Ms. Martha J. C. Carter Mrs. Gayla M. Doughty Mr. Ian P. Flores Ms. Vikki Green Mr. Charmlin L. Howard, Jr. Mr. Samuel A. Hrko Mr. Sean A. Loyd Ms. Michelle D. Owens Mrs. Jennifer J. Walker Ms. Crystal A. Walker Mrs. Kristi R. Williams 1996 Mrs. Nancy E. Balow Mrs. Shemika A. Barnes Ms. Sherrie L. Bester Ms. Talisha M. Bradley Mrs. Megan M. Loyd Dr. Lateef Y. Saffore Mrs. Camille Shipman McQueen Mr. David C. Stone Mr. Kwabena A. Tuffour 1997 Mr. James E. Abston Ms. Jameela Y. Allen Mr. Keith B. Cromer Mr. Derrick Grant Dr. Michael S. Pennington 1998 Mrs. Mary K. Baker Mrs. Kim Bouknight-Makle Dr. Malikah H. Day Ms. Peggy L. Dorsey Mr. John L. Fuller, Jr. Ms. D’endrea A. Howard Ms. Jamila A. Price Dr. Sheri A. Sesay-Tuffour Frank C. Walker, II, Esq. 1999 Dr. S. Yetunde Aranmolate Saffore 2000 Mrs. Mary Bolton Mr. Mark L. Fuller Mr. Mark E. Wilson 2001 Mr. Chris D. Jackson Ms. V. Denise Lee Mr. Ronnie D. McCullough 2002 Ms. Pamela A. Cochran Mrs. LaTonya S. Fuller Ms. Shaquita J. Hawkins Ms. Jennifer R. Herrald Mrs. Monique A. Rogers Dogbey

2003 Mr. Ron L. Ellis Mr. Samuel L. Gerkin Ms. Angela M. Jones Mr. Courtney F. Shannon Dr. Ami M. Smith Mr. Jonathan R. Stream 2004 Mrs. Kandace Basham Ansah Ms. Jacqueline D. Richardson 2005 Mrs. Autumn M. Carr Mr. James S. Davidson Mr. Eric L. Jackson Ms. Marie Long Mrs. Crystal L. Rodgers Mount Mrs. Erin E. Shannon 2006 Ms. Danika M. Brown Mrs. Belinda K. Fuller Mrs. Fatiema J. Wilkerson Mr. Alfred S. Williams 2008 Maj. Michael G. Edwards 2009 Ms. Deborah A. Sink Ms. Tiffany M. Tietz 2010 Ms. Barbara A. Brown 2011 Mrs. Leighann J. Davidson Mr. Jonathan B. Tucker 2012 Ms. Betsy L. Allen Mr. Jesus Chavarria-Palma Mr. Brett T. Mannon Mr. Chase M. Turner 2013 Mr. Justin H. Cherry Mr. Jeffrey S. Honaker Ms. Bobbie J. Spry Mr. James Taylor Mrs. Wendy Taylor 2014 Ms. Andrea Y. Bausley Mr. Vasilios F. Dianellos Mr. Zachary D. Lambert 2015 Ms. Tammy Crockett 2016 Mrs. Alexis Allen Ms. Briana C. Edwards Mr. Johnnie A. Gavin Mr. Tyrone B. Hairston Mrs. E. Susie Konstanty

2017 Mrs. Lois A. Capers Ms. Shayla A. Leftridge Ms. Saira Rizwan Mr. Umer Rizwan Ms. Shealyn B. Shafer 2018 Ms. Jessie Bowlin Ms. Kristen D. Day Mr. Zacchaeus T. Lucas 2019 Mr. Tolulope Akinmoju Mr. Tosin Akinsipe

Alumni Not Associated with a Class Year Mr. Mark A. Akers Mr. Thomas J. Allen Ms. Fannie Alston Mr. Greg Armstrong Ms. Olushola Awoyemi Mr. John R. Brown, Jr. Ms. Natalie Casdorph Mr. Maxwell Christopher Ms. Margaret Crosby Ms. Terrie Crummett Mr. Bikash Deo Ms. Brittney Deveaux Ms. Maureen E. Dillard Mr. Rufus R. Erwin Ms. Grace J. Euell Mr. James Fitzgerald Ms. Marleny Garcia-Lozano Ms. Sandhya Gautam Mr. Berley Geiger, Jr. Mrs. Pam Gray Mr. C. M. Gray Ms. Sarah Greenberg Mrs. Jacqueline T. Hoggard Mr. Clarence M. Ilderton Ms. Gloria J. Jenkins Mr. Roi T. Johnson Ms. Subhiksha Khatiwada Mr. Jacob King Col. Michael R. Kitts Mr. Arjun Ojha Kshetry Ms. Marinda Lanham Ms. Lucille B. Little Mrs. Areena C. Lowe Mrs. Alice D. Luckey

Dr. Hazel W. Mahone Ms. Jaila Miller Mr. Clarence W. Mosley Ms. Andrea Motto Ms. Jennifer W. Onks Mrs. Denise Pender-Williams Mr. Marshall Pressley

Mr. James Ramsey Mr. William H. Robinson Mrs. Sabrina Rush Mr. Lloyd W. Scott Ms. Phyllis R. Sea Ms. Bhagarathi Shahi Ms. Lillian Smith Mr. James W. Spencer Lt. Col. (Ret.) Quewanncoii C. Stephens, Sr. Mrs. Marietta J. Tanner Mr. James Taylor Ms. Andrielle Tchamba Mr. Chester S. Thomas Ms. Rosa L. Turpin Ms. Martha Vaughan Mr. Donnie L. Waugh Ms. Vivian Well James E. Williams, Esq. Mr. Daryl Williams Dr. A. Kenton Williams

WVSU Alumni/Metropolitan Washington Chapter WVSU Alumni/New York/ New Jersey Chapter WVSU Alumni/Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter WVSU Alumni/Raleigh Durham Chapter WVSU Alumni/Richmond Central VA Chapter WVSU Alumni/South Carolina Chapter WVSU Bookstore WVSU Local ‘W’ Club WVSU National Alumni Association, Inc. WVSU National ‘W’ Club WVSU Research & Development Corporation WVSU Virtual Alumni Graduate Chapter of Groove Phi Groove

Alumni, Student and Friends University Organizations Ms. Robyn Allen Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc./Nu Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc./Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc./Alpha Zeta Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc./TAU Chapter Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc./Alpha Theta Chapter WVSU Alumni/Atlanta Chapter WVSU Alumni/Baltimore Charm City Chapter WVSU Alumni/Charlotte Area Chapter WVSU Alumni/Cleveland Chapter WVSU Alumni/Detroit Chapter WVSU Alumni/Greater Williamsburg Chapter WVSU Alumni/Hampton Roads Chapter WVSU Alumni/Houston Chapter WVSU Alumni/Kanawha Valley Chapter WVSU Alumni/Los Angeles Chapter

Dr. Michael R. Anderson Mrs. Naomi Andrews Ms. Beverly Andrews Dr. Sonya M. Armstrong Dr. Samantha Baer Mr. Charles R. Bailey Mr. Ed Bailey Dr. Ronald Baker Mr. Oree Banks Ms. Anne S. Barth Ms. Mazie Black Mrs. A. Kerri Blackwell Mr. R. Booten Mr. Todd A. Witsberger and Ms. Kathleen P. Bors Mr. Aloysius B. Bottom Mr. Simuel Bowles Mr. John C. Brininstool Mr. Charles E. Broadnax and Mrs. Eula K. Broadnax Mrs. Tammy Brockman Pettiford Ms. Rhonda Brogan Mrs. Frances L. Brooks Mr. Owens Brown Ms. Nancy P. Bruns Ms. Shakaria Buckso Ms. Marg Buller Ms. Carolyn Burnell Mr. Nathan Burton Mr. Gregory Burton Gov. Gaston Caperton

*Deceased Italics indicate employees of West Virginia State University


Mrs. Beverly Cardwell Dr. Paige Carney-Salgado Mrs. Deborah Carper Mrs. Joan B Carroll Ms. Jacquelyn Chapman Dr. Francine C. Childs Dr. Elizabeth E. Chilton Mrs. Nelle R. Chilton Mrs. Ellen C. Church Mr. Bobby Clark Mr. Christopher Clark Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cohen Dr. Thomas W. Cole, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Coleman Mr. John Craffey Mr. Joseph Craffey Ms. Patricia A. Craffey Mr. Buddy and Mrs. Mary Craigo Mr. and Mrs. Keith B. Cromer Mrs. Amber Cunningham Mr. Thomas Dawes Ms. Marisa Debowsky Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Del Giudice Ms. Carol Dickerson Mrs. Maria D. Drake Mr. and Mrs. John D. Dufresne Mr. and Mrs. Lem Easley Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Enty Dr. Connie Erickson-Miller Ms. Molly S. Erlandson Mrs. Hope Famous Mrs. Amanda J. Fellure Ms. Sara Ferguson Col. Harold G. Fisher Ms. Melva Fisher Dr. Richard Ford Ms. Cecilia U. Ford Dr. Trevellya L. Ford-Ahmed Dr. Michelle M. Foster Ms. Brittany Franco Mr. D.A. Freshwater Mr. J. S. Freshwater Mrs. Mary C. Frye and Mr. William Mann Ms. Rose Ann Fulena Ms. Deborah A. Fullen LCSW Mrs. Melissa Fuller Dr. Micheal Fultz Ms. Deborah L Garrett Dr. and Mrs. Mitri Ghareeb Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Goldberg Ms. Debra Graham Mr. Gale L. Gray Ms. Susie Green 26

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Gregory Mrs. Mary H. Griffin Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Mr. Todd S. Griffith Dr. Thomas F. Guetzloff Mr. Robert Gyles Mrs. Priscilla M. Haden Mr. Mark Hairston Ms. Loretta Halyard Mr. and Mrs. James Harless Dr. Katherine L. Harper Mr. Thomas Harrison Ms. Billie A. Hauser Mr. and Mrs. Jack Havely, Jr. Mr. Kirk Haveman Ms. Brenda Henderson Mr. and Mrs. James Herberg Mr. Thomas A. Heywood and Ms. Melody A. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hicks Mr. Owen S. Higgins Mr. G. S. Hill and Mrs. Janie H. Hill Ms. Mary Horn Mr. Britt Howard Mrs. Judith Hudson James F. Humphreys, Esq. Ms. Jane Hustead Ms. Cynthia M. Iquinto Dr. Mahmoodul Islam Dr. Michael N. Istfan and Dr. Sharon Istfan Mr. and Mrs. Scott James Ms. Sandra James Ms. Elizabeth James McCormick Dr. Kumara L. Jayasuriya The Hon. Glenn Jeffries Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins Mrs. Toinette Jenkins Mr. Lonnie Johnson Ms. Mamie Johnson Mrs. Traci S. Johnson Ms. Ann Jones Mr. Al Jones Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Jones Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Justice The Hon. and Mrs. Tod J. Kaufman Mr. C. Dallas and Mrs. Lee Anne Kayser Dr. Thomas J. Kiddie Dr. Cassandra M. Kirkpatrick Mr. Paul A. Konstanty, Esq. Ms. Barbara Korn Ms. LInda Koval Dr. Marek Krasnansky Mr. J. T. Lane

Recognizes gifts received between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019

Ms. Yvonne S. Lee Ms. Michelle Lewis Mr. William Lilly The Hon. and Mrs. Richard Lindsay Mrs. Chandra A. Livingston Mr. Gary Long The Hon. Paul Lowen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Lucas Mr. Jason A. Lunsford Dr. John R. Magan Ms. Sandhya G. Maharaj Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mandt, Jr. Mr. Robert A. Marshburn and Mrs. Sandra Marshburn Ms. Leanna Martin Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Massey Mrs. Lora Mayo Judy McCann Dr. Anne McConnell Mr. Ross McConnell and Mrs. Maureen McConnell Mrs. Gail S. McCormick Mrs. Katie McDilda Ms. Cindy S. McGhee Dr. Shannon McGhee Dr. Orlando F. McMeans Ms. Jameelah R. Means Mr. Joseph S. Merola Mr. Richard H. Merrill Mrs. Brenda Miles Mr. Ronald Miles Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Miller Dr. William Moore Dr. Raphael M. Mutepa Dr. Sundar Naga Mr. David L. Namay Dr. James J. Natsis Mr. Charles R. Neighborgall, III The Hon. and Mrs. Eric Nelson Mr. Paul and Mrs. Diane Niedbalski Mr. Jordan P. Odell Mr. Mekka Okereke Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Orcutt Mrs. Patricia Padgett-Neal Dr. Ginta Palubinskas Ms. Helen Parkins Mr. and Mrs. William Parkins Ms. Karin Pauley Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Payne Ms. Andrea Pennington Dr. Ernest N. Pennington, D.D.S. Mr. Charles and Mrs. Lenore Parkins Mr. John Perry

Dr. Billy Joe Peyton Mr. John T. Poffenbarger and Mrs. Susan G. Poffenbarger Mr. Tony Politino Ms. Gale Poore Dr. Marc C. Porter Ms. Regina Powell Mr. Robert D. Price and Mrs. Linda F. Price Mrs. Angela Carter Pritchard Mr. and Mrs. David L. Rader Mr. S. Lester Raines and Mrs. Tonya Raines Mrs. Cynthia M. Rakes Mrs. Dottie Ramsey Mr. A. J. Range Dr. Mitchell Rashid and Mrs. Kamilla Rashid Mr. Thomas Ratliff Ms. Mara N. Regling Mr. Marshall T. Reynolds Mr. Andrew Richardson Mr. William Robinson Mr. George Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rossi Mr. Larry L. Rowe and Ms. Julia Beury Dr. Timothy R. Ruhnke Dr. Andrew D. Schedl Mr. Tyrone and Mrs. Caryl Schulze Ms. Patricia J. Schumann Ms. Angelica Simmons Mrs. Carrie Simpson Ms. Diane Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. Gary Slutsky Mr. Reginald Smith Mr. Raymond S. Smith Mr. Peter Smith Ms. Gloria Smith Mr. Richard and Mrs. Nada Smith Mr. Jim Smith Mr. Lewis R. Smoot, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sparklin Mrs. Sallye Speight Mr. Stephen Spence Dr. Joi Spraggins Mr. Chester Spriggs Ms. Gwendolyn St. Julian Ms. Sharon L. Stackpole Mr. and Mrs. Eric Stalknaker Justice Larry V. Starcher Dr. Kerri Steele Ms. Jennifer Stewart Mr. Billy Stone Dr. Carolyn L. Stuart Mrs. Carol Susman

Mr. Thomas Susman Ms. Andrea L. Taylor Dr. Carol S. Taylor-Johnson Capt. Deline Tengen Mrs. Mary Terry Dr. Edward H. Tiley, III Dr. Jose Ulises Toledo Mrs. Kellie J. Toledo Ms. Jennifer Trihoulis Ms. Natasha Tyson Dr. Yvette Underdue Murph Mr. and Mrs. James F. Underhill Ms. Brenda M. Vanderford The Hon. Lera VanMeter Ms. Brenda Vinson Shani Walker, Esq. Mr. D. Stephen Walker and Mrs. Diane H. Walker Dr. Rob M. Wallace Mrs. Cathy Wallace Ms. Nancy B. Wallace Ms. Lacy Ward Mr. Nathan Warner Ms. Delma Watters Dr. Emily Waugh Ms. Chaunteal Webb-Candler Mrs. Joan Weisberg Mr. Louis and Mrs. Elizabeth Weisberg Ms. Traci West-McCombs Steven F. White, Esq., and Mrs. Katy White Mrs. Linda White Dr. Cassandra Whyte Mr. William Whyte Mrs. Deborah Williams Ms. Josephine H Williams Mrs. Lisa M. Williamson Mr. Leonard Wilson Mr. Quincy Wilson Christopher J. Winton, Esq. Mrs. Pamela Wise Mr. Howard Withrow Mr. Todd A. Witsberger and Ms. Kathleen P. Bors Ms. Sue Woodward, CFRE Dr. Michael E. Workman Dr. John W. Wyllie Dr. Naveed Zaman Dr. Xiaohong Zhang

Businesses/ Organizations

3T Unlimited Inc. Adelphia, Inc. Affiliate Services Alexander Loan Review & Consulting, LLC AmazonSmiles American Chemical Society American Electric Power Foundation American Technology Rentals Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP AT&T AXA Advisors Bailey & Glasser LLP Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Baldwin Baseball Softball Academy LLC BB&T - West Virginia Region Benevity, Inc The Bernard H. & Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation Blair & Company, A.C. BNY Mellon Wealth Management Boston Concessions Group, Inc. BrickStreet Foundation Bright Enterprises, Inc. Brown Food Service BSN Sports Buckingham Strategic Wealth Buffalo Wild Wings - Cross Lanes, West Virginia Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation Cadrillion Capital, A Purdy Family Company Canton Pediatric Dental Center LLC Cape Fear Aesthetics Capital Insurance Group, LLC Cecil I. Walker Charitable Trust Charles Ryan Associates, Inc. Charleston Area Medical Center Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Charleston Marriott Town Center Coastal Water Technology Commercial Insurance Services Cooper’s Car Care Center Corey Brothers Delta Airlines Foundation Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Greater Morgantown Alumnae Chapter

Dolan & Kalaskey, LTD Orthodontists Donut Brothers, LLC Dunbar Animal Hospital, Inc. E. Blake, Inc. E Trade Securities Encova Insurance, formerly BrickStreet Insurance ETBN Group, LLC FASTSIGNS Fazio’s Restaurant Fidelity Charitable Frank Walker Law Garlow Insurance Agency, Inc. General Sales Company Ghareeb Dental Group Gino’s Pizza Go-Mart, Inc. Good Stuff Good Times Gray, Griffith & Mays, A.C. The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Greg Dalton Insurance Gym Kan Booster Helen Wood Poffenbarger and Perry S. Poffenbarger Foundation Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs Hilliard Lyons Holiday Inn & Suites South Charleston, West Huntington National Bank IBM International Foundation Ingram Properties, LLC Jacobs Engineering James F. Humphreys & Associates, LC Jarrett Construction Services, Inc. Jimmy John’s Joe Holland The John L. Dickinson Family Foundation Kay, Casto & Chaney, PLLC K & K Construction, LLC Kappa Alpha Psi, TAU Chapter Kelly Miller Foundation Keswick Pharmaceuticals, LLC Komax Business Systems Larry L. Rowe, Attorney at Law Lester Raines Honda Lincoln Primary Care Center Southern West Virginia Health System Local Restaurant Group, LLC MacCorkle Lavender, PLLC

Maier Foundation, Inc. Marriott International, Inc. Marty’s Tire Store Mason County Board of Education McDowell County Post No. 8 American Legion Mike Ross, Inc. Mountain Monsters Volleyball Club Mountain State Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Mullen Plumbing Heating and Cooling MVB Bank, Inc. National Space Grant Foundation Nationwide Insurance Foundation Network For Good Next Level Ventures, LLC Northport High School P.M. Services of Ohio, LLC Pauley Motor Car Company Pile Hardware Pioneer Federal Credit Union PRSA WV Chapter Putnam County Bank Putnam County Democrat Executive Committee Putnam County Democratic Women’s Club Ray, Winton & Kelley, PLLC The Rutherford Group, LLC SBW LLC, DBA Tudor’s Biscuit World Security America, Inc. Silling Associates, Inc. Sokolosky & Weaver, DDS Inc. Somerville & Company, PLLC Sport Science Institute Spriggs Distributing Co., LLC St. Ignatius High School Star USA Federal Credit Union State Farm Insurance Companies Steptoe & Johnson Stewart-Bell, PLLC Stonerise Healthcare Subway Development of West Virginia Summit Community Bank Thomas Health and The Foundation for Thomas Health Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company TSG Consulting, LLC

*Deceased Italics indicate employees of West Virginia State University


United Bank United Supreme Council Charitable Foundation United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Variety Restaurant Group, LLC Verizon Foundation VRC Corporation WesBanco Bank, Inc. West Virginia Federal Credit Union Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance, Inc. Womencare, Inc. The Woman’s Club of Charleston WV Outdoor YourCause, LLC ZMM Architects and Engineers


Endowed and Expendable Scholarships provide vital support for WVSU students each year. The scholarships below have been established by generous donors who are committed to assisting current and future students as they seek to earn a college degree. Endowed Scholarships AKA-HBCU Scholarship Heather Marie Allen Scholarship Helen M. & Russell E. Allen Scholarship Alpha Iota Lambda Scholarship J. D. Anderson Scholarship John L. Bess Scholarship G. Bowles-Bolles, Jr. Scholarship Brickstreet Scholarship Dr. James E. Brimhall Scholarship E. H. Brown Scholarship Dr. R. Charles Byers Scholarship Dr. Hazo W. Carter, Jr. Legacy Scholarship Judge Phyllis H. Carter Alpha Delta Cptr. Scholarship Class of 1949 Scholarship Class of 1951 Scholarship Class of 1964 Scholarship Roland Wayne Cline Scholarship Luel Cummings-Sutton Scholarship DasSarma Scholarship Basudeb DasSarma Scholarship


Epps Family Scholarship Walter D. “Pat” Evans Scholarship F2Q Scholarship Faculty Scholarship Harrison H. Ferrell Scholarship Herbert & Mattie Ford Study Abroad Scholarship William C. Foster Scholarship Frank Walker Law Scholarship Freshwater Family Scholarship Fullen-Polley Family Scholarship N. M. Garrett Scholarship Dr. Charlotte E. Giles Memorial Scholarship Charlotte Ginestra Accounting Scholarship Judge Donald L. Graham Scholarship Lucy B. Hairston Scholarship Mary McGhee Hairston Scholarship A. P. Hamblin Scholarship Dr. Della Brown Taylor Hardman Scholarship Anna Harpold Scholarship Macile Lee Hartley Scholarship Dr. John F. Haskin Scholarship James W. Hawkins, Jr. and Ethel B. Hawkins Scholarship President Brian O. Hemphill Scholarship Herbert H. & Maxine D. Henderson Scholarship Lark & Tom Hutto Scholarship Institute Plant Companies Scholarship Mr. Charles H. James II Scholarship Dr. Herta H. Jogland Scholarship Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson Scholarship James T. Johnson Scholarship Lulu Johnson Scholarship Marjorie Johnson Scholarship Judge Damon Keith Scholarship Kelly Miller Foundation/Duncan H. Kyle Scholarship Kelly Miller Foundation/Emmett B. Saunders Scholarship Kelly Miller Foundation/Ione B. McGee Scholarship Kelly Miller Foundation/Mark H. Cardwell Athletic Scholarship Ida Kramer Graduate Scholarship Ivin Lee & Dallas Staples Scholarship Cedric D. Lee Scholarship

Recognizes gifts received between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019

Central Area of The Links Scholarship Kathryn W. Lynch Scholarship Dr. Samuel W. Lynch Scholarship Sarah & Pauline Maier Scholarship Reverend C.E. McGhee Family Presidential Scholarship Dr. Margaret Ann Cyrus Mills Scholarship Marvin D. & Eunice J. Mills Scholarship Henry L. Moore Scholarship The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Scholarship Paul Joseph & Andrew J. W. Mullins Scholarship Sophia Nelson Scholarship Dr. Barbara Oden Scholarship Sylvia D. Parker Scholarship Mary Patterson Scholarship Rosa Pickel Scholarship Presidential Scholarship Reserve Oil & Gas Scholarship General Charles C. Rogers Scholarship Dr. Nyana R. Rowley Scholarship Dr. Lateef Y. Saffore & Dr. S.Y. Aranmolate-Saffore Scholarship Eva Saxon Scholarship Campbell C. Sellers Scholarship Pearl M. Shingleton Scholarship George G. Slutsky Scholarship Ann Brothers Smith Educator Award Richard & Rebecca Smith Scholarship The Wellington D. Swindall Book Scholarship David Thaxton Memorial Scholarship Edna Thomas Scholarship Marguerite R. Thornton Scholarship Dr. James Tilson Scholarship Tyson Family Scholarship United Bank Scholarship Richard & Shirley Weese Chemistry Scholarship Weinkauf Family Scholarship R. B. Welch & Constance D. Welch Scholarship West Virginia Emulation Endowment Trust (Allan L. McVey) Scholarship West Virginia Rehabilitation Center Foundation Scholarship William White Scholarship Catherine L. Whittington Scholarship Walter E. & Margaret Brown Wilkerson Family Scholarship

Richard D. & M. Alison Wolford Scholarship WVSU National Alumni Association, Inc. Scholarship Scholarships to be Endowed through a Legacy Commitment Sharon Smith Banks Scholarship B. L. Frienz Scholarship Doris W. & Walter F. Johnson, III Scholarship Dr. Vincent E. & Mrs. Frances B. Reed Scholarship William Weegee Sawyers and YeVonne Sawyers Scholarship Judge Booker T. & Gloria M. Stephens Scholarship Expendable Scholarships AKA - Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter Scholarship Alexander Loan Review & Consulting Scholarship Alumni Relations Office Book Scholarship BB&T Scholarship Oree Banks NAACP Book Scholarship Bayer STEM Scholarship W. Marston & Katharine B. Becker Scholarship Vernon A. & Jacqueline E. Bell Scholarship Beta Beta Omega Chapter/ AKA Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Brickstreet Scholarship Dr. Charles R. Byrd Scholarship Opal Carter Far West Region Scholarship Miles C. Cary Scholarship Cassie’s Helping Hand Scholarship Chemical Technology Scholarship Class of 1952 Scholarship Class of 1963 Scholarship Class of 1972 Scholarship Rev. Dennis Tyrone Cooper/Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Scholarship Joan Coleman - Adult & Commuter Services Scholarship Joanna Parkins Craigo Scholarship Faculty Scholarship Pauline M. Fairfax Scholarship Osly James Gates Scholarship

Dr. Sami M. Ghareeb and Mrs. Kay Ghareeb Scholarship The Gertrude Gozansky Book Scholarship Groove Phi Groove SFI Virtual Alumni & YJFC11 Chapters Scholarship Hach Scientific Foundation Chemistry Scholarship The Huntington National Bank Scholarship Doris W. & Walter F. Johnson Scholarship Jefferson/Wilson Scholarship Judge Damon J. Keith Scholarship Lipscomb Scholarship Earl F. Lloyd Scholarship Maier Foundation Scholarship Lt. Col. (Ret) Acie & Louise M.McGhee Scholarship Lt. Col. Ronald M. & Mrs. Lydia Alvarado McLeod Scholarship Memorial Scholarship Fund Monsanto’s STEM Scholarship Nu Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Robert F. Parker Scholarship Rosa Parks Memorial Book Scholarship E. Gail Pitchford Scholarship Poffenbarger Foundation Scholarship John W. & Ruth E. Powell Scholarship Presidential Scholarship Verl and Sandra Purdy Presidential Scholarship Dr. Vincent E. & Mrs. Frances B. Reed Scholarship Saffore Research Scholarship Dr. Ann B. Smith Scholarship Southern Counties Scholarship Program Staff Council Scholarship Booker T. & Gloria M. Stephens Scholarship Dr. Walter E. Stroupe Criminal Justice Graduate Fund Student Life Scholarship Gary Swingle Accounting Scholarship United Supreme Council Scholarship Luther & Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship Judge Reggie B. Walton Scholarship Arthur & Joan Weisberg Family Founation, Inc. Scholarship Tiffany White Scholarship Prince Ahmed Williams Memorial Scholarship

Robert Wilson Jr. Memorial Scholarship WVSU Research & Development Corporation Book Fund WVSU National Alumni Association and Chapter Funds Atlanta Chapter Scholarship Atlanta Chapter Book Fund Baltimore-Charm City Chapter Book Fund Baltimore-Charm City Chapter Scholarship Buffalo Chapter Book Fund California Chapter Book Fund Charlotte Chapter Book Fund Chicago Chapter Scholarship Chicago Chapter Book Fund Cincinatti Chapter Book Fund Cleveland Chapter Book Fund Cleveland Chapter Scholarship Dayton Chapter Book Fund Detroit Chapter Book Fund Detroit Chapter Scholarship Hampton Roads Chapter Book Fund Huntington Chapter Scholarship Jacksonville Chapter Book Fund Los Angeles Chapter Book Fund Metro DC Chapter/Dr. V.E. Reed Scholarship Metropolitan Washington Chapter Book Fund National Alumni Association M. Broadnax Book Fund National Alumni Association Midwest Region Book Fund National Alumni Association Opal Carter Far West Region Book Scholarship National Alumni Association Regional Scholarship National Alumni Association Student Emergency Scholarship New York/New Jersey Chapter Book Fund Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter Book Fund Richmond Book Fund Triad Chapter Book Fund Williamsburg Chapter Book Fund

*Deceased Italics indicate employees of West Virginia State University






23% 14%

% 4 3 %



Alumni | $442,610 | 23% Friends | $263,670 | 14% Businesses | $251,296 | 3% Organizations | $61,238 | 4% Foundations | $887,197 | 46%









Fundraising Impact



3.8% 3.3%




Academic Programs | $840,333 | 44%



Athletics | $161,226 | 9% Foundation Programs | $262,613 | 14%



Restricted Scholarships | $248,983 | 13% Endowed Scholarships | $158,639 | 8%

TOTAL 1,906,011


WVSU Fund | $233,217 | 12%










$619,316 Awarded




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