BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – Together with partners from West Virginia University and Glenville State University, West Virginia Wesleyan College is hosting a program on Election Integrity in the Mountain State Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Social Hall, located on the third floor of the Benedum Campus Center.

Former Secretary of State Natalie Tennant  will address the attendees with a recorded message about the importance of civic engagement in our democracy. Tennant recently received a residential fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Coty Martin, assistant professor of political science,  will speak on voting rights and the U.S. Constitution in honor of Constitution Day. Tennant served as West Virginia Secretary of State from 2009 to 2017.

Martin said, “Our goal with this series of events is to bring students and community members together across the Mountain State for a conversation not so much about partisan perspectives on the right to vote but instead what we as Americans value about democracy and our right to participate in the electoral process.”

This program is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities special initiative, a More Perfect Union, through the West Virginia Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities. It also benefits from generous support by Glenville State University, West Virginia University and 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 2022 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 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