The West Liberty University Alumni Association inducted three distinguished graduates into the Alumni Wall of Honor during ceremonies on for Thursday, Oct. 8 as part of the kick-off festivities to Homecoming. The 2009 honorees are Ms. Paige Beck, Dr. Anne Stephens and Dr. Victor “Vic” Wood.
The Alumni Association board of directors initiated The Wall of Honor in 1990 to recognize the success of West Liberty graduates. The Wall of Honor is a way to honor and display the accomplishments of those who are named each year and is housed in the Alumni Wall of Honor Conference Room of the College Union. A photograph and identifying nameplate for each inductee are displayed on the wall.
Ms. Paige Beck of Gainesville, Fla. is a 1977 graduate of West Liberty University. She currently co-anchors WCJB TV20’s Live 6:00 Report and the 11 p. m. Nightbeat.
Beck has been with the WCJB family for 15 years. Prior to moving to Gainesville, she worked at WOAY in Oak Hill, W. Va.
She is involved in a variety of community projects including Stop Children’s Cancer, Dance Alive! and Gainesville Pet Rescue. Beck has received several honors, including 2008 Woman of Distinction-Santa Fe Community College, 2007 Regional Award – Edward R. Murrow Award, Best Newscast Anchor and Woman who makes a Difference-Gateway Girl Scout Council.
Dr. Anne Stephens of Pittsburgh, Pa. is a 1969 graduate of West Liberty University. Stephens is presently superintendent for the Fox Chapel Area School District.
She has been the Executive Director of the Center for School Reform and Options in Columbus, Ohio, Assistant Superintendent for Steubenville City Schools, Superintendent of the Buckeye Local School District, and Graduate School Professor at the University of Steubenville.
She holds her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from LaSalle University. She sits on the Pa. Association of School Administrators, National School Boards Association, and Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
Dr. Victor “Vic” Wood of Wheeling, W. Va. is a 1978 graduate of West Liberty University. In 1987 Wood started a rotating internship at Ohio Valley Medical Center and finished in 1988.
He was recruited to become Medical Director of Doctors Urgent Care in July 1988, which was owned by Ohio Valley Medical Center at the time.
In 1990, after a two-year stint as Medical Director, Wood purchased Doctors Urgent Care. He operates under a prepaid primary care model that has allowed low-income families receive quality health care.
Wood is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, is a preceptor for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and is Board Certified in Ambulatory Medicine. Dr. Wood is Director of Health Services for West Liberty University and is charter founder of the annual Alumni Scholarship Bowl.
For more information on alumni events, contact Ron Witt at extension 8373.