Kalbaugh to be recognized at Potomac State Homecoming

Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) will recognize five individuals during Homecoming festivities. Among those being honored at the awards banquet on October 15this

Charles ‘Sam’ Kalbaugh
Charles ‘Sam’ Kalbaugh

Charles ‘Sam’ Kalbaugh who will be recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award.  

Kalbaugh earned his associate degree in education from Potomac State in 1963, his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from WVU and his master’s degree plus 45 hours in education administration from WVU as well.

Kalbaugh has served in the educational field as an assistant superintendent of schools, superintendent of schools and as an educational consultant.

From 1990 to 2002, Kalbaugh served as superintendent of schools in Mineral County, W.Va. While there, he improved writing assessment scores, achievement test scores and SAT and ACT scores. He also increased college attendance, thereby placing Mineral County as the third highest in the state for college-going rates and decreased the high school dropout rate by 2.5 percent.

Additionally, Kalbaugh developed a comprehensive educational facilities plan which resulted in the construction of new middle and high schools, implemented major curricular and organizational initiatives, and provided updated technology with Internet access to all schools in the county.   He currently serves as an educational consultant with Neola, Inc. where he received the President’s Circle Achievement Award for 2005, 2007 and 2008.

The awards banquet will be held in the Davis Conference Center; social hour is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Libby Nichols at 304-788-6870, or 800-262-7332, ext. 6870 or at lmnichols@mail.wvu.edu , by October 7.