West Virginia Wesleyan Announces 2012 Area Business Campaign

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Terry Cronin, Kathleen Loughney, Bob Skinner, Pam Balch, Chad McIntyre

West Virginia Wesleyan College officials have announced the launch of the Area Business Campaign to benefit scholarship support for Wesleyan’s Upshur County students. The chairs of the 2012 effort are Terry Cronin of ComfortTech, Kathleen Loughney of The 88 Restaurant, and Chad McIntyre of Wal-Mart.  The goal of the Campaign, which will conclude December 31, is $50,000.

The primary goal of the campaign is to generate scholarship support for Upshur County students who attend Wesleyan.  More than 40% of Wesleyan’s students from the area are first-generation students and the College invests more than $2.25 million in institutional scholarship aid to Upshur County students.  The Campaign will also provide support for academic and athletic programs as well as facility upgrades.

“We are most grateful for the wonderful support we have received in previous years from our area business friends,” stated Wesleyan President Dr. Pamela Balch ’71.  “We have already received over $35,000 to date and we are optimistic we can reach our $50,000 goal before December 31.”

For more information about the Wesleyan Area Business Campaign, contact Nicki Bentley-Colthart, director of foundations and government relations, 304-473-8488 or bentley-colthart@wvwc.edu, or Bob Skinner, vice president for advancement, 304-473-8557 or skinner_b@wvwc.edu.