Gary Seldomridge to be recognized during Homecoming events

Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) will recognize four individuals during Homecoming festivities this fall.  Among those being honored at the awards banquet on October 8th is Gary Seldomridge, Ph.D., who will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award.  

Gary Seldomridge
Gary Seldomridge

Dr. Seldomridge, who recently retired from the College after 41 years of service, also volunteered much of his time to enhance the students’ learning experiences.  He was involved with the establishment of STEM at the College, serving as the coordinator for two years.

Dr. Seldomridge has given numerous math presentations ranging from first-grade students to attendees at international math conferences.  He wrote the guidelines for and directed the Governor’s Honors Academy for middle-school students for two years as well as creating the RESA 8 Honors Academy.   

He has served on committees with the West Virginia State Department of Education dealing with math standards and has been involved with writing grants for well over a million dollars. He was also instrumental in creating the Faculty Assembly at the College as well as serving on several different committees.

Dr. Seldomridge and his wife, Debbie (who is also a retired math teacher), are currently volunteering their time at the First Methodist Church in Keyser in order to tutor students from first grade to college level who want help with math problems.  They will also be heading to Kenya, Africa in the future to conduct a math camp at a local high school there.

Dr. Seldomridge earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Davis and Elkins College in W.Va. and both his master’s and doctorate degrees in mathematics from WVU. 

Reservations are required for the banquet.  For more information about the event, contact Derek Artimez at 304-788-6870, 800-262-7332, ext. 6870 or at