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Save the Date! Graduate Emeritus Reunion

Join us in Morgantown for our WVU Graduate Emeritus Reunion June 2-4 2017.

If you graduated in 1967 or prior to, you won’t want to miss out on our 2017 Graduate Emeritus Reunion. We are working on another great weekend filled with fun, time to reminisce and reconnect to your alma mater. During the weekend we will honor the Class of 1967, as well as other 50+ year graduates. So, mark your calendars, make your hotel reservations and plan to join us. 

We hope to see you in Morgantown for these two fun-filled days, and ask that you encourage other classmates to join you! If you have any questions, please call us at 304-293-0991.

Best regards,

Emeritus Weekend Planning Committee


About our Reunion

For more than 50 years, the WVU Alumni Association has been honoring our emeritus graduates and their accomplishments through induction into a special society of alumni. As John Henry Cardinal Newman said, “A University is, according to the usual designation, an Alma Mater, knowing her children one by one, not a foundry, or a mint, or a treadmill.” Your Alma Mater is reaching out to know you better – its most senior children, its Emeritus Graduates.

There are over 13,000 living members who have joined us as Graduates Emeritus. We want you to be a part of this memorable campus event. When you are officially welcomed as an emeritus graduate, you will gain significant influence as a member of this society. WVU welcomes your involvement. We certainly encourage you to mark your calendars and share this information with other friends/classmates who may also want to attend.


Reservations & Lodging

Lodging will be provided by the Holiday Inn in Morgantown. To book your room for this year's Emeritus Weekend, please click here. Or call, (304) 241- 6649. 

Reserve your place for the weekend celebration here.

For more information on Graduate Emeritus Weekend, contact Christyn Hill, christyn.hill@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-0991.

Schedule of Events

*This schedule is tentative. Events may be subject to change

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

6:00-8:00 pm            Registration and Welcome – Holiday Inn

                                    Stop by the Graduate Emeritus welcome table to pick up your

                                    registration packet and learn more about the activities taking

                                    place as part of the weekend.  Fellow emeritus graduates will

                                    be on hand to greet guests.

 

8:00 pm-?                  Hospitality Suite – Holiday Inn

                                    Enjoy reminiscing with classmates and old friends in the

                                    Graduate Emeritus Hospitality Suite for a night cap/snack.

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

 

7:30 am-9:30 am     Continental Breakfast – Holiday Inn

                                    Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast with fresh coffee,

                                    pastries, fruit, and other items.

 

8:00 am-4:00 pm     Arrival Activities

 

4:00 pm-8:00 pm     Registration  - Holiday Inn

Stop by the Graduate Emeritus welcome table to pick up your

                                    registration packet and learn more about the activities taking

                                    place as part of the weekend.  Fellow emeritus graduates will

                                    be on hand to greet guests.

 

6:00 pm-7:30 pm     Dinner/Drinks on your own

                                    We encourage you to try Atria’s, located within the Holiday

                                    Inn. 

 

 

 

7:30 pm-8:30 pm     Welcome and Education Session – Holiday Inn

                                    Hoppy Kercheval, “WV Blue to Red and Justice Too”

The radio “dean” of West Virginia broadcasters, Hoppy Kercheval joined West Virginia Radio Corporation in 1976. Through the years Hoppy’s assignments have spanned the gamut to include news, sports, and talk.

A native of Summit Point in Jefferson County, Hoppy began as a news anchor/reporter at WAJR in Morgantown while still attending West Virginia University. After graduating with honors from WVU, Kercheval took over as news director at WAJR and began carving an identity as one of the leading broadcasters in West Virginia.

A founding father of Metronews, Kercheval served as News Director until assuming the role of Vice President of Operations in 1991. In 1993, he created Metronews Talkline, which has become a signature program of the network. Hoppy’s gift of interviewing has made Talkline a must-listen for lawmakers and anyone interested in state politics and the day’s top news events.

Kercheval has a Master of Science in Journalism degree from WVU. He also has an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from West Virginia Wesleyan. Kercheval has received a number of honors over the years, including the Mel Burka Award, which is given annually by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association to the state’s top broadcaster.

An avid traveler, Hoppy’s adventures have taken him to 19 different countries around the world. He and his wife, Karin, live in Morgantown. Kercheval has one son, Ben, who lives in Denton, Texas where writes for the sports website bleacherreport.com.                                   

9:00 pm-?                  Hospitality Suite – Holiday Inn

                                    Enjoy reminiscing with classmates and old friends in the

                                    Graduate Emeritus Hospitality Suite for a night cap/snack.

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

 

7:30 am-9:30 am     Continental Breakfast – Holiday Inn

                                    Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast with fresh coffee,

                                    pastries, fruit, and other items.

 

7:30 am-11:30 am   Registration – Holiday Inn

Stop by the Graduate Emeritus welcome table to pick up your

                                    registration packet and learn more about the activities taking

                                    place as part of the weekend.  Fellow emeritus graduates will

                                    be on hand to greet guests.

 

10:00 am-11:00       Educational Session  - Holiday Inn

                                    Provost Joyce McConnell

As Provost of West Virginia University, Joyce McConnell is responsible for the administration of all academic policies, programs, facilities, and budgetary matters. As Dean of the College of Law (2008-2014), she dedicated her career to improving legal education via two innovations: multidisciplinary learning and clinical legal education. McConnell raised $36 million in capital campaign funds, expanded multidisciplinary opportunities and implemented state-of-the-art experiential and clinical programs and facilities.  As Provost, she is committed to WVU’s land-grant mission of ensuring access to exceptional education, supporting and facilitating innovative research, and serving the needs of the state and people of West Virginia.

In addition to being passionately committed to WVU, McConnell is an advocate for LGBTQ rights, for gender equity in the workplace, and for the preservation and protection of our environment.  McConnell currently serves on the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One Committee on Infractions, as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy in West Virginia, and as President of the West Virginia Bar Association. 

11:15 am-12:15       Educational Session – Holiday Inn

                                    Dan Carder

 

12:30 pm                   Campus Tour or Forensic Tour and Lunch

                                    Erickson Alumni Center

                                    A shuttle will take you from the Holiday Inn to the

                                    Erickson Alumni.  Here, you will be able to grab a

                                    boxed lunch that is being provided.   Then, you have the

                                    choice of going on a campus tour or partake in a Forensic

                                    Lab.  Please note that each tour will take about 3 hours, or

                                    longer. Prior registration for the Forensic Tour is            

                                    required and spaces are limited.

 

4:30 pm-6:30 pm     Registration – Holiday Inn/Erickson Alumni Center

                                    If you’re just now getting in, stop by the Graduate Emeritus

                                    welcome table to pick up your registration packet.  Fellow

                                    emeritus graduates will be on hand to greet guests.

 

5:30 pm-6:00 pm     Shuttles will run to transport you to the Erickson Alumni

                                    Center for opening reception and group photos.

 

 

 

6:00 pm-8:30 pm     Graduate Emeritus Induction Ceremony and Dinner

                                    Celebrate the Class of 1967 and other eligible graduates

                                    during our special induction ceremony and dinner.

 

8:30 pm-9:00 pm     Dessert Reception

 

9:00 pm-9:45 pm     Shuttle service back to Holiday Inn

 

9:00 pm-?                  Hospitality Suite – Holiday Inn

Enjoy reminiscing with classmates and old friends in the Graduate Emeritus Hospitality Suite for a night cap/snack.

Contact Us

Judy Mountjoy (‘62)

President, Graduate Emeritus
Reunion Planning Coordinator
jmtjoy4@att.net

Christyn Hill

Executive Assistant for Development, WVU Alumni Association*
christyn.hill@mail.wvu.edu

You may also e-mail us at: emeritus@mail.wvu.edu