BUCKHANNON, West Virginia –  West Virginia Wesleyan College’s new director of alumni affairs took advantage of every opportunity as a student here. 

Kobe Vinegar ’22 holds his Masters in Business Administration in human resource management as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communication.

And it was his experiences here that led Vinegar to return to the College – this time as a staff member focused on connecting with alumni. 

“From day one, I felt as if I was always engaged in the Wesleyan community,” Vinegar said. “A lot of things that I did from the organizations I was part of to the people who I met have propelled me to take this position.” 

As a student ambassador, Vinegar said he was able to introduce people to West Virginia Wesleyan College and feels those experiences especially shaped him for the role of director of alumni affairs. 

Since coming on board, Vinegar has begun working to build connections with alumni – both recent and those more experienced. 

“I’m excited,” he said. “It’s good to be back. I’m having a great time with the team and I have already met some of our wonderful alumni.”

Dr. Dedriell Taylor, vice president for institutional advancement and development, said, “We are happy to have Kobe on board as we work to strengthen the alumni ties with West Virginia Wesleyan College.”


Vinegar will be helping to welcome alumni back to their Home Among the Hills as West Virginia Wesleyan College celebrates Homecoming Sept. 30-Oct. 2. 


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