Edith Ludwick to be honored at Potomac State College

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will recognize four individuals during Homecoming festivities this fall. Edith Ludwick is among those being honored at the awards banquet on October 12th with the Distinguished Service Award.  

Through her connection to Highland Arts, Ludwick has worked tirelessly with the College and has been involved with Highland Arts since its inception in 1972, when she was contacted by then Director of the Arts Commission, Jim Andrews, who invited her, along with several others, to serve on an arts committee in order to bring the arts to all communities in W.Va.

Edith Ludwick
Edith Ludwick

Highland Arts was chartered in 1973 and since that time has been responsible for bringing plays, music, speakers, etc. to the College’s Church-McKee Arts Center for the enjoyment of students and the community.

Ludwick volunteered and served several terms as chair of Highlands Arts. She also served as a past member of the Board of Advisors for Potomac State.

Additionally, Ludwick spent 20 years as a member of the Arts Commission, which was responsible for awarding grants to various groups in support of art projects.  

Within the community, Ludwick and her late husband, Carl, accomplished several projects together, including: teaching a youth group class at their church, teaching Bible School during the summers, hosted foreign exchange students, and owned and operated a successful business in Keyser.

Ludwick also volunteered her time with the Garden Club, serving as president for many years; as choir director with the Keyser Church of the Brethren; as a member of the Main Street Committee; as a member and officer of the local branch of the American Association of University Women; and even taught first grade for a year. Ludwick and Carl have two adult sons, Carl “Rick,” Jr. and Bruce.

Reservations must be made for the awards banquet which is being held in the Davis Conference Center on the campus of Potomac State. Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Please RSVP by October 4 by contacting Libby Nichols in the Alumni Office at 1-800-262-7332 extension 6870 or 304-788-6870 or at lmnichols@mail.wvu.edu .