West Liberty marks 10 years of operation at the Highlands

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University invites the public to a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of the WLU Highlands Center at 10 a.m., Aug. 24.

President Stephen Greiner will welcome guests, followed by John McCullough, president emeritus, and former alumni director Larry Williams.

Both McCullough and Williams held leadership positions at West Liberty at the time of the Highlands opening in 2009. McCullough served as WLU’s executive vice president and Williams was the former alumni director.

“I am grateful for the support of our alumni, staff and friends who supported the Highlands Center and am pleased that this site continues to serve so many of our non-traditional students and others daily,” said McCullough.

Also speaking will be Dean of the School of Professional Studies Thomas Michaud.

He will update attendees on the Regents Bachelor of Arts , the Bachelor of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Administration degree programs, popular accelerated degree programs offered at the Highlands and online, that serve working adults.

Michaud will also introduce WLU’s new Director of the Master of Arts in Education degree program, Nicole Ennis. This master’s program for professional educators is housed at the Highlands campus.

Other educational programming that takes place at the Highlands includes Community University, an outreach for lifelong learning (non-credit) open to those age 50 or older.

Topper the Bear also will attend the event and offer photo ops. Plus Mooey’s Frozen Yogurt is extending a discount to attendees interested in purchasing a treat.