On Friday, October 2 at Founders Day 2020, West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) announced the creation of the Robert “Bob” N. Skinner II (‘75) Scholarship, which will support students attending WVWC with financial need. The scholarship was created by Jason Fiegel, (‘00), who delivered the Founders Day 2020 keynote address. Watch the announcement here.
“I’m pleased to share with you the creation of the Robert N. Skinner II scholarship in honor of my good friend, Bob Skinner,” Fiegel said. “Few have embodied the Wesleyan promise as completely as Bob Skinner.”
“Bob and his family have contributed to the College in ways that will positively impact the lives of all of us for years to come,” Fiegel added.
Skinner’s reputation is well-known throughout Wesleyan circles, spanning generations of students and families.
“Bob Skinner is a household name within the Wesleyan family,” said Talley Sergent, Chief Development and Marketing Officer. “Bob’s life’s work has positively shaped, supported and challenged generations of Wesleyan students. And, he will continue to do so through this scholarship.”
Skinner first learned of the new scholarship from Fiegel in the lead-up to Founders Day 2020.
“I am humbled and immensely grateful to have a scholarship named in my honor,” Skinner said. “Wesleyan has a rich tradition of excellence and has transformed lives since its founding 130 years ago. I am delighted this scholarship will provide access to the Wesleyan Experience for future generations of students.”
To give to the Robert “Bob” N. Skinner II Scholarship, go online to wvwc.edu/give and designate the Skinner Scholarship or via mail to: Office of Development, Erickson Alumni Center, 59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201. Gifts to West Virginia Wesleyan College, a 501(c)(3), are tax deductible.
ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2021 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.