Scholarship for future athletic trainers established at Glenville State College

Establishing donors of the Glenville State College Athletic Trainer Scholarship with GSC’s Vice President for Advancement, David Hutchison, and Director of Alumni Relations, Conner Ferguson. Seated (l-r) David Hutchison, Gary Ray, and Ron Duncan; standing Stewart “Mike” Roscoe, Steve Ash, Virgil “Pee Wee” Lacey, and Conner Ferguson.
Establishing donors of the Glenville State College Athletic Trainer Scholarship with GSC’s Vice President for Advancement, David Hutchison, and Director of Alumni Relations, Conner Ferguson. Seated (l-r) David Hutchison, Gary Ray, and Ron Duncan; standing Stewart “Mike” Roscoe, Steve Ash, Virgil “Pee Wee” Lacey, and Conner Ferguson.

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – The senior members of Glenville State College’s 1970 football team have established a scholarship at their alma mater.

The fund, officially named the “GSC Athletic Trainer Scholarship,” is designed to support West Virginia students majoring in athletic training at Glenville State College. The establishing donors include Gary Ray, Ron Duncan, Stewart “Mike” Roscoe, Steve Ash, and Virgil “PeeWee” Lacy. The group says they started the scholarship to acknowledge the success they had due to their experiences attending college and playing football, as well to honor the essential role that athletic trainers play in athletics.

“Last year, our group of eight senior football team members celebrated 50 years from our 1970 final season at GSC. When we were sitting around sharing stories, it came up about how we could give back to our school that gave so much to us,” said Ray. “One of our eight members was our Athletic Trainer and he was such an integral part of our group and team. Now with the realization of GSC’s program, we are excited to establish a scholarship of $1,000 to be given annually to a student who aspires to be an athletic trainer.”

“One common denominator in sports today is the lack of well-trained athletic trainers – trainers designed for the safety and rehabilitation of our present-day high school athletes. In support of this, we have established a new scholarship to support the program at Glenville State and to help fill these voids,” said Duncan.

The fund is being established as an endowed scholarship and will be awarded after it reaches $25,000; which supports an annual $1,000 scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee at Glenville State College from a list of juniors and seniors majoring in athletic training. The recipient is to be from West Virginia and should intend to stay in West Virginia after graduation. They should have at least a 3.0 GPA and show financial need to be considered. If, for some reason, there are no Athletic Conditioning and Coaching students who meet these criteria, the committee may award the scholarship to a West Virginia student majoring in education.

“We are grateful to the senior members of the 1970 football team for establishing this scholarship at Glenville State,” said David Hutchison, Vice President for Advancement at GSC. “Athletic training is a growing field and this scholarship will undoubtedly help a future Pioneer further their education and give back to the Mountain State.”

To contribute to the GSC Athletic Trainer Scholarship or to learn about establishing a scholarship at Glenville State College, contact Hutchison at David.Hutchison@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6381.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print
Share on email
County commissioners Sam Nolte, Kristie Tenney and Terry Cutright speak via teleconference with Justin Bowers.
Member Exclusive

Appalachian Impact, Upshur County Commission iron out details for use of Hampton Community Building

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission agreed to work out an agreement with Appalachian Impact so they may utilize the Hampton Community Building. Justin Bowers with Appalachian Impact called into the Nov. 18 Upshur County Commission meeting to discuss whether […]

Our BLACK FRIDAY SALE is live! Subscribe today for our LOWEST PRICE EVER to keep reading this story and hundreds more. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Deer Park Inn and Rustic Tavern
Member Exclusive

Deer Park Inn and Rustic Tavern reopens — with the best sausage gravy ‘on the planet’

BUCKHANNON – The Deer Park Inn and Rustic Tavern are officially open and taking reservations. Owner Russ Meeks said the inn opened back up in May and the tavern reopened in early November. Meeks worked at the business 20 years […]

Our BLACK FRIDAY SALE is live! Subscribe today for our LOWEST PRICE EVER to keep reading this story and hundreds more. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

WVWC Sports

Wesleyan struggles offensively in 61-39 road loss to Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (1-5) men’s basketball team lost a non-conference clash by a 61-39 score on the road to Shepherd (4-1) on Sunday inside the Butcher Center. Leaders for WVWCJayden Hibbitt led Wesleyan

Thank you for reading this story. Our sponsors make My Buckhannon possible. Show 'em some love!

Membership Sale

Sale ends in

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds