2016 Homecoming activities announced for Potomac State

The scales of justice prevail as the Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) Alumni Association recognizes two former judges: The Honorable C. Reeves Taylor, Class of 1954; and The Honorable James S. Getty, Class of 1941, with Alumni Achievement Awards.

Homecoming events kick off on Thursday, October 6 with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen during the students’ annual Homecoming Dance.

Alumni activities follow on the morning of Friday, October 7 with the first ‘Skip Delligatti Golf Scramble’ which is so-named in memory of Alumnus Skip Delligatti, Class of 1958.  Fore Sisters Golf Course in Rawlings, Md. is the location for the scramble.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with tee-off at 10 a.m.  The fee of $45 covers green fees, lunch, golf cart, drawings, and drinks. 

The Candlewyck Inn will host the annual 50’s Get Together on Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m.  The cost is $22.50 per person and the deadline for reservations is September 30.

Events continue with the Welcome Brunch on Saturday, October 8 in the Heritage Room (located in University Place) at 10:30 a.m.  Interim Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff will give a brief update on the College as well as introduce the new Dean of Academic Affairs Gregory Ochoa.  The annual Alumni Baseball game begins at 1 p.m. at Golden Park. 

Don’t forget to stop by the bookstore which will be open from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for those interested in purchasing PSC or WVU items.  Be sure to stop by and see recent changes to the Mary F. Shipper Library which will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

The day will culminate with the Awards Banquet which is being held in the Davis Conference Center.  Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.  The cost of the dinner is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.  The deadline for reservations is September 30.

In addition to the Alumni Achievement honorees, Abednego A. Soita, Class of 2005, will receive the Young Alumni Award and Gary A. Seldomridge, Ph.D. will receive the Distinguished Service Award.   

Cassandra Pritts, a history professor at the College, will receive WVU’s first Commitment to Communication Access Award, sponsored by the Office of Accessibility Services and the Transcriber & Interpreter Program.  

However, the night doesn’t end there.  Please join us after the banquet for a free concert co-hosted by the College and by the new WKYW Mountain Stream Radio station featuring the musical talents of Andy Agnew and the Rebel Union with musical guest Bob Shank.   

For more information and to make reservations, contact Alumni Coordinator Derek Artimez at (304) 788-6870 or 304-312-3373 or at PSC-Alumni@mail.wvu.edu.