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The Emeritus Club

The West Virginia Wesleyan College Emeritus Club was organized in 1961 by the late Roy McCuskey, S.’05, ’08, Hon. ’22; Clyde O. Law, S. ’05, ’08, Hon. ’52; Daisy Furbee Wells, S.’07; and several other alumni. Chartered in 1962, the purpose is for fellowship among those who attended the College 50 or more years ago.

Membership in the Emeritus Club is open to anyone who attended or graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan 50 years or more ago —regardless of whether you completed the degree at Wesleyan, at some other institution, or not at all. This year, members of the Class of 1961 are now eligible to join the Emeritus Club.

To become a member, contact Brett T. Miller, Emeritus Club Coordinator, at or 304-473-8491.

The Club holds luncheons on campus in May, July, August, October, and December. Fellowship is enjoyed at all times. New members are inducted and officers elected at the annual business meeting on Commencement weekend. Dues are $50 for lifetime membership and $25 for auxiliary lifetime membership. Auxiliary membership is for a spouse who did not attend Wesleyan. New members receive a certificate and attractive pin at the time of induction. Other benefits include a quarterly Emeritus Club Newsletter and a birthday greeting.

Read the latest Emeritus News here!


Homecoming 2017 includes many events for Emeritus Club members, including the Emeritus Club Luncheon and Induction of New Members on Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m.  Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

2nd Annual Emeritus Club Christmas Dinner
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Greek Alumni Room, Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts



  • Brooks Jones ’62, President
  • Margaret Dean Miller ’56, Vice President
  • Nancy Titchenal Cheshire ’62, Secretary


  • Bernice King McHenry ’56, 2017
  • Arthur W. Swarthout ’54, 2018
  • Eleanor Linger Miller ’61, 2019
  • Alan P. Machenberg ’61, 2020
  • Elise Mattox George ’65, 2021


  • Past Presidents:
    Robert L. Lynch ’47
    Mary Coberly Marquess ’48
    Richard E. Conaway ’52
    Ellen Roush Nickell ’51
    L. Curtis Saville ’48
    Mara Linaberger Watson ’58
    Ronald M. McCauley ’59
  • Associate VP for Alumni Relations and Advancement:
    William B. Armistead ’81
  • Coordinator of the Emeritus Club:
    Brett T. Miller ’06