Hardesty to be recognized during Potomac State Homecoming

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will recognize five individuals during Homecoming festivities this fall.  Among those being honored at the awards banquet on October 13this Anita Hardesty, who will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award.  

Anita Hardesty
Anita Hardesty

Alumna Anita Hardesty, Class of ’58, is an avid volunteer alongside Libby Nichols, alumni/development associate in the Alumni Office at Potomac State.  She is a current Alumni Board member and has served several terms on the board.   Hardesty regularly volunteers her time assisting with various events including the Flower and Garden Shows and regional alumni dinners.  She currently serves on the Capital Campaign Steering Committee “A State of Minds.”  Hardesty also travels to Charleston for the Capital Classic Luncheon each year, is a financial supporter of the College and has served on numerous other PSC Committees as well. 

Besides volunteering at the College, Hardesty also volunteers at Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home, serves as a co-director of the After School Program, serves as Chair of Outreach Programs, is a member of the Mineral County CEOS, and is a member of her Church/Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church. 

Additionally, during her 30-year career in education, Hardesty was named Mineral County Teacher of the Year for 1987, West Virginia Teacher of the Year for 1987 and was featured in Celebrated Women-Women’s Day Magazine in 1988.

Hardesty was married to the late David (Ed) Hardesty.  They have three children, Kimberly, David (Alan) and Steven; and four grandchildren, Josh, Emily, Alexandra, and Elle.

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.