College Receives Gifts to Renovate Classrooms

Monday, November 18th, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College has received gifts and pledges totaling $310,000 to renovate six classrooms.  The renovations will include state-of-the-art technology, projectors, whiteboards, new seating, and infrastructure to accommodate current and future technology needs.

The gifts and pledges were received from the College’s Emeritus Club, Eleanor Barnhart, Tony ’80 and Lorna Lindeman, Jack and Sylvia Burry ‘68, Dr. Pat’83 and Leigh Howard Fleming ‘83, and Dr. Scott ‘84 and Peg Strickler ‘83.  The Barnhart gift is in honor of Cameron David Ives ’80.  The donations by the Flemings are being made in memory of Dr. John Warner, professor of sociology, while the gifts by the Stricklers are in memory of Dr. Ernest Capstack, professor of chemistry.

“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of these donors,” stated Wesleyan President Dr. Pamela Balch ’71.  “The renovation of these classrooms will help Wesleyan attract the next generation of outstanding faculty and students.”

Wesleyan is a private, residential college located in Buckhannon.  The institution is listed as a first-tier college and university in the South for the third consecutive year in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Guide. In addition, Wesleyan is the only West Virginia college or university to be included in the U.S. News’ Great Schools at Great Prices category for two consecutive years.