THE WVU ALUMNI BOONE COUNTY CHAPTER
about the chapter:
in 1986 - formally organized in 1988
Name: Boone County Chapter of the West Virginia University Alumni
- Also Known As: "Boone County WVU Alumni & Friends"
Officers: President: Todd Mount; Secretary/Treasurer: Charles Piccirillo
- Past Presidents:
Dan Parker, Charles Piccirillo, John Abbott, Jim "Fess" Parker, A.J Hatfield, Dave Hill, Richard
Stephens, George "Dan" Blizzard, Norman White, Harry
"Burr" Hatfield, Harry "Chip" Shaffer, Dr.
Joe Atkins, Dr. Bob Atkins, Dr. Ron Stollings
Board of Directors: Dr. Bob Atkins, Chuck Byrnside, Pat Conaway,
Carol Javins, Charles Piccirillo, Micky Protan, Louise Ratliff,
Lee Schlaegel, Sarah Shaffer, Dr. Ron Stollings, Bill Stone, Norman
- The Chapter
has awarded in excess of 300 scholarships.
Mission Statement and Purpose
The purpose of the organization shall be to promote, support,
and provide assistance to West Virginia University, its affiliated
entities and its Boone County students; to unite those individuals
who desire to dedicate their efforts to the betterment of West Virginia
University by such activities, and to encourage closer fellowship
and establish better understanding between the University, the alumni,
students, former students and friends of West Virginia University
in this area.
Boone County Chapter is recognized throughout our state and the
nation for its preeminent academic scholarship program. It currently
endows scholarships with the West Virginia University Foundation,
Inc. The chapter has five named scholarships: The “Buster”
and Geraldine Atkins, the Gus and Mary Lee Shaffer, Jr., the
Dennie Lee and Judy Hill, the Judie Hall, and the Larry LaFon. The lifetime gifts made in our name by
two of our benefactors: H. G. “Gus” and Mary Lee Shaffer
and Dennie Lee and Judy Hill will provide a significant endowment for our future
Boone County WVU students.
Chapter awards academic scholarships to deserving Boone
County students attending WVU. Four years ago, along with honoring
our scholarship winners, it instituted a program of providing a
$50 textbook gift certificate to every Boone County West Virginia University
student attending our signature event. The tradition still continues.
The certificates are redeemable at The Book Exchange in Morgantown and
The Bookstore at WVU Tech.
addition, the Chapter has endowed an athletic scholarship, which
will be awarded to a Boone County WVU athlete, however, we continue
to honor its pledge that this award is funded out of private contributions
to insure that its academic scholarship funding is never used for
the Chapter was pleased to assist a group of Boone Countians to
endow and award a scholarship in honor of their former teacher,
Mr. Karl E. Williams. The group raised more than $11,000
and invested it with the WVU Foundation as a sub-fund of our Chapter.
It was honored to assist the “Friends of Karl E. Williams”
and to provide matching funds for their first annual scholarship.
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