In February 1872, the passage of West Virginia Senate Bill 52 allowed for a branch of the state normal school to be established at Glenville. The Glenville Branch of the West Virginia State Normal School was originally founded to serve the educational needs of West Virginia citizens by preparing teachers. Throughout the years, Glenville State has expanded its mission and now prepares students for careers in teaching, business, land resources, criminal justice, music and art, science and mathematics and the social sciences, among others.
Glenville State celebrating 150 years | News, Sports, Jobs “We are ecstatic to be celebrating 150 years of Glenville State College,” said President Mark A. Manchin. “This institution means so much, not only to me, but to its student body, faculty and staff, alumni, and the surrounding Gilmer County community. Today, we look back and remember our storied past while also imagining an even brighter future with the renewed optimism that once-in-a-lifetime milestones like this bring to mind.”
A special Premium Night dinner will be held 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday in Mollohan’s Restaurant. The meal is open to students, faculty, staff and residents. Saturday will be packed with activity at Glenville State. Admissions staff will hold an Open House for prospective students, both Pioneer basketball teams will take on West Virginia Wesleyan College at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Waco Center and the Pioneer baseball team will challenge Mansfield University in a double-header, also at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.
An alumni event for former Pioneer wrestlers will take place 5 p.m. Friday in the Waco Center, followed by senior night for current members. Several events will be taking place throughout the week to mark Founders Day.
Students will take part in a “snowball tailgate” in the Waco Center parking area and the Advancement and Alumni Offices will open “The Deck” inside the Waco Center beginning at noon. Closing out the evening is a Founder Day Gala at 6:00 p.m. in the Mollohan Campus Community Center.
The annual Founders Day of Giving will take place throughout the day. Founders Day of Giving is the college’s annual fundraising campaign drive.
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