Alumnus David Bosley to be added to Scholars’ Wall at Potomac State

David Bosley, Ph.D. (Class of 1946), a former resident of Keyser, W.Va., will be recognized by the Alumni Association at Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) during a special ceremony on Sunday, April 24, with the inscription of his name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall (Scholars’ Wall), which was conceived in order to recognize the academic and scholarly achievements of students, alumni and faculty. 

Dr. Bosley attended Potomac State from 1944 to 1946 and was a member of the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the U.S. He continued his education at WVU where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.David Bosley

Before working on his Ph.D., Dr. Bosley taught one year each at Elk Garden and Ridgeley High Schools, both in West Virginia. 

After earning his doctorate in physical chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Dr. Bosley began working for DuPont Corporation, but was drafted into the Quarter Master Core where he served for two years in textile research at the rank of SP3.

Dr. Bosley was then reemployed by DuPont as a research associate in the textile fiber department for 38 years before retiring in 1978.  During this time he also published several articles about the physical properties of fiber. 

Dr. Bosley has strong connections to Potomac State.  His father, Thomas, attended PSC when it was a Preparatory Branch of WVU. Later, four of his brothers, one sister and one of his children attended the College. 

Dr. Bosley has four adult children: Patience, who serves in public health with a specialty in pediatrics; Rebecca, who retired from the FBI and resides in Paris, France; Matthew, who serves in an IT position with the Oregon prison system; and Linus, who is in insurance in New Mexico.    

Dr. Bosley currently resides in Grifton, N.C., where he previously served as mayor for 12 years.

The public is cordially invited to the Scholars’ Wall Ceremony to be held Sunday, April 24, in the Church-McKee Arts Center Auditorium, at 2:30 p.m.