Potomac State to recognize Herman at Homecoming 2012

Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) will recognize five individuals during Homecoming festivities this fall. Among those being honored at the awards banquet on October 13this John R. Herman, who will be recognized posthumously with the Alumni Achievement Award.  

John R. Herman
John R. Herman

Herman attended Potomac State from 1950 to 1952. He was a retired geophysicist and considered himself a Renaissance because of his many interests, which included being an amateur historian, a poet, an artist, and a musician. His historical articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald, DAR Magazine and the Lowell (Mass.) Sun. Some of his poems were published in two different Anchorage, Alaska newspapers, while one of his oil paintings was featured in the Melbourne (Fla.) Today newspaper.

Herman also played violin in the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra of Myrtle Beach, SC, the Melbourne (Fla.) Community Orchestra and second violin in the Daytona Beach Community College Civic Orchestra of Daytona Beach, Fla.

During his career, Herman published more than 90 scientific papers and reports and two technical books. He was also honored by the College in Spring 2006 with the inscription of his name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Scholars Wall.

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 Friday, October 5. The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.