West Liberty University invites the public to a celebration at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of the WLU Highlands Center.

President Stephen Greiner will welcome guests and speak briefly, followed by Dr. John McCullough, president emeritus, and former alumni director Larry Williams.

Both McCullough and Williams held leadership positions at West Liberty at the time of The Highlands opening in 2009. McCullough served as WLU’s executive vice president at the time, and Williams was the former alumni director.

The Highlands Center was the culmination of their efforts and dream as they sought to meet the educational needs of working adults.

“I am grateful for the support of our alumni, staff and friends who supported The Highlands Center and am pleased that this site continues to serve so many of our non-traditional students and others daily,” said McCullough.

Also speaking will be dean of the School of Professional Studies, Dr. Thomas Michaud.

He will update attendees on degree programs offered at The Highlands and online, that serve working adults.

Michaud will also introduce WLU’s new director of the Master of Arts in Education degree program, Dr. Nicole Ennis. This master’s program for professional educators is housed at The Highlands campus.

Other educational programming that takes place at The Highlands includes Community University, an outreach for lifelong learning (non-credit) open to those age 50 or older.

Topper the Bear will attend the event and offer photo ops. Mooey’s Frozen Yogurt is extending a discount to attendees.

The Highlands Center is located along Cabela Drive in The Highlands shopping complex, near the Marquee Cinema. For more information, visit westliberty.edu/highlands or call 304-217-2800 or contact the Highlands Center manager Savannah Scott at 304-336-8301.



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