Alicia Loy added to Scholars’ Wall at Potomac State

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Alicia Loy (center) was recently honored with the inscription of her name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall.  Presenting the award were Campus President Leonard Colelli (right) and Connie Whitmore Kesecker. 

Alicia Loy was recently honored at Potomac State College during a special ceremony on Sunday, April 26, with the inscription of her name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall.  The Scholars’ Wall was conceived in order to recognize the academic and scholarly achievements of students, alumni and faculty. 

Alicia is a recent PSC graduate from Romney, W.Va. majoring in criminal justice.  In addition to being nominated for the E. William Noland Outstanding Student Award, Alicia has been named to the President’s Lists for all semesters in which she has attended Potomac State and was a member of the Honors Program.      

She earned the Promise Scholarship from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, received the Noah ‘Woody’ Anderson Scholarship and the Shenandoah Scholarship from the College, and was awarded the Carl D. Stickley Scholarship by The Bank of Romney. 

Alicia served as a representative of the PSC Student Government Association and as president of both the Criminal Justice Club and the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society.  She has been involved with the Committee of Academic Quality, the Criminal Justice Program Advisory Board and the Student Conduct Board.

Additionally, Alicia served as an intern for a circuit court judge where she attended court hearings and observed various stages of the criminal justice process; read and interpreted statutes in West Virginia Code; created summaries of Grand Jury indictments and their status; and briefed supervisors on any changes to laws regarding decisions made by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. 

Alicia asserts that she was always the child who questioned concepts and has always had a love and dedication to learning.