Alumni invited to virtual showing of "Two Regimes – A Mother’s Memoir of the Holodomor and the Holocaust"

Cover of the book 'Two Regimes'

The Potomac State College Alumni Association is co-sponsoring along with the Mary F. Shipper Library a showing of the movie, “ Two Regimes – A Mother’s Memoir of the Holodomor and the Holocaust ”. This timely presentation is the life’s work of two Ukrainian women: A Mother (Teodora Verbitskaya), who wrote about her life from 1920 to 1945, and her daughter Nadia Werbitzky, a professionally trained artist who painted from memory. Teodora and Nadia were witnesses to both the  Holodomor and the  Holocaust in Ukraine.

The virtual showing will take place on Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. 

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First Spoerl scholarships to be awarded

The Potomac State College Alumni Association is proud to announce the awarding of the first two scholarships based on the generous bequest by John Philip Spoerl, Class of 1963. Mr. Spoerl created a perpetual trust, as part of his estate, which funds a scholarship for students enrolled in Business Administration at WVU Potomac State College. The Potomac State College Alumni Association is administering this scholarship as directed by Mr. Spoerl in his trust plan.

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Charles Ryan, Class of 1960, named 2022 outstanding alumnus

Charlie Ryan

Charles “Charlie” Ryan, Class of 1960, is this year’s alumni honoree to be named to the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall, which recognizes the scholarly activities of the College’s students, faculty and alumni. Ryan will be recognized, along with the other named Whitmore/Gates scholars, during the 82nd Annual Recognition Day Program to be held Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., in the Church-McKee Arts Center.

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Consider Amazon Smile to support the Alumni Association

Amazon Smile

If you’re an Amazon customer, invest a few minutes to designate the Potomac State College Alumni Association in the Amazon Smile program so the alumni association can receive free donations from Amazon Smile. These donations are of no cost to you but all of us together can help increase our efforts to provide additional support and activities for alumni.

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PSC Alumni Association has a new phone number

The PSC Alumni Association’s new phone is 304-788-6840. It connects immediately to a voice mailbox that will be routinely checked for messages and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Alumni Board President shares engagement survey results, Day of Giving follow-up

In the last newsletter, I requested your participation in the first-ever alumni engagement survey to evaluate current alumni engagement activities and to support the development of future activities. I’d like to thank the 200-plus alumni who took the time to complete the survey. I’m happy to share some interesting outcomes and insights from our alumni responses.

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Next Alumni Board meeting to be held Saturday, April 23, 2022

All alumni are invited to participate in this meeting which will be held both, on-site and virtually Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Administration Building, Conference Room B-13 (lower level of the building) for those who would like to attend in person.

To receive a Microsoft Teams invitation with the link, contact Alumni Board President Pam Wilkinson at