West Liberty University Spring Commencement Set for May 4

West Liberty University will graduate 371 students at its spring commencement, to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex.


Congressman David B. McKinley will be the commencement speaker. President Stephen Greiner will preside at the ceremony and will present him with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Megan C. Lyle, from Belmont, Ohio, will be the graduating student speaker, an honor she received based upon her grade point average. She is graduating from the School of Professional Studies with a degree in organizational leadership and administration.

Lyle currently works at Wheeling Hospital as a Computerized Tomography (CT) Technologist. She earned her degree in order to advance her career and plans to continue her education by earning a master’s degree next.

“I am already enrolled in the online MBA with WLU that starts in July. West Liberty has provided me with a wonderful experience and helped me plan my educational and professional path and I’m very happy,” she said. Lyle has a 5-year old son, Nathaniel.

The graduating students with the highest grade point average from each college are honored with the duty of carrying the college banner. For the spring ceremony, the following students will serve as banner carriers.

College of Arts and Communication

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    • Maria Keane, Wheeling
    • Isabella Pozell, Wheeling
    • Emily Salvatori, Wheeling

College of Sciences

    • Jack Clarke, St. Clairsville
    • Trevor Piccone, Crooksville, Ohio

Gary E. West College of Business

    • Ronald Bane, Weirton

College of Education

    • Stephanie Leonard, Milford, Michigan
    • Anna Malone, Clarksburg
    • Alexandria Parker, Wheeling
    • Emma Romanek, Wheeling

College of Liberal Arts

    • Devon Kalo, Triadelphia
    • Courtney Stackpole, Vienna, West Virginia

School of Professional Studies

    • Paul Graham, St. Clairsville

The commencement ceremony will be televised live on WLU Television Comcast Channel 14. (westliberty.edu/wltv)

Doors will open for seating at 9:30 a.m., and parking will be available for guests behind the ASRC. A reception for graduates, guests and families will be held in the College Union immediately following the ceremony.

For more information, call 866-937-8542, visit westliberty.edu or follow WLU on social media.