WVU Foundation honors endowed scholarship, fellowship donors

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The West Virginia University Foundation is recognizing the alumni and friends of WVU who have created endowed scholarships, fellowships and student awards in calendar year 2018.

The West Virginia University Foundation is recognizing the alumni and friends of WVU who have created endowed scholarships, fellowships and student awards in calendar year 2018.

Fifty-three donors are being honored by having their name engraved in bricks that will be placed in the Ernest L. Hogan Walk, the pathway located at the downtown campus library.

“We thank these donors for making an investment in our students,” said B.J. Davisson, WVU Foundation executive vice president and chief development officer. “Providing support for our students through scholarships, fellowships or other financial awards has been and will continue to be a top fundraising priority for both the University and the Foundation.”

The late Ernest L. Hogan began his career in Beckley working for Peoples Insurance Company. After 43 years of climbing the corporate ladder, Hogan retired as president, chairman and CEO of Peoples.

Hogan is known for creating the Ernest L. and Mildred S. Hogan Scholarship at WVU for high school graduates in West Virginia, as well as the establishment of an endowed chair of insurance and risk management at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.

Hogan was honored in 2002 when the pathway in front of the downtown library was named the Ernest L. Hogan Scholars Walk to acknowledge students, faculty and donors for their commitment to the University.

Established in 1954, the WVU Foundation is an independent non-profit corporation that generates, receives and administers private gifts for the benefit of West Virginia University and its affiliates. Find out more about how you can support the University.