WVWC Receives $721,000 Bequest from Estate

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

West Virginia Wesleyan College has received a $721,000 gift from the estate of Huntington businessman J. Robert Fletcher.  The gift will be designated for the Robert and Kathlyn Fletcher Scholarship program.

The Fletcher couple began their association with West Virginia Wesleyan College in the 1960’s through their minister at First United Methodist Church in Huntington, the late Dr. Garrett Evans.  Bob Fletcher eventually served as a Trustee of the College. In 1992, the Fletcher’s established the Robert and Kathlyn Fletcher Scholarship Fund to recognize and encourage academic achievement.

The Fletcher Scholarship is designated for students from Cabell and surrounding counties.  “We are truly delighted about this wonderful gift,” stated West Virginia Wesleyan College President Pamela Balch ’71. “Hundreds of future students from southwest West Virginia and neighboring states will benefit from this opportunity. “Bob and Kathlyn Fletcher truly lived John Wesley’s words with their philanthropic support of so many charitable causes.  We are truly grateful for their belief and support in Wesleyan and for this gift that will transform the lives of many deserving students.”