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WVU-P invites alumni to Memory Garden

As WVU-P prepares to observe its 60th anniversary of providing educational opportunities to the Mid-Ohio Valley, the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation invites students, faculty and alumni to participate in the Memory Garden project, which links the college’s past to the future. By purchasing a brick inscribed with a student, alumni or a loved one’s name, and a personal message, the campus will carry that value with it forever.

The Memory Garden is located on the campus front lawn by the clocktower. The student, alum-ni or loved one’s name or message etched on a brick will symbolize the spirit felt when that person’s presence was on campus. Or, perhaps in honor of faculty, staff, administrators, stu-dents, alumni or others to be remembered in a lifetime garden.

“The Memory Garden is part of the Eldon Miller Plaza. It is a place where people can honor the legacy or memory of employees, students, staff and faculty of WVU Parkersburg. Dr. Eldon Miller served as president of this college from 1982 to 2000,” said Dr. Torie Jackson, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “It has been in existence for many years. The Faculty Senate and Staff Council often purchase bricks for retiring faculty and staff. For many years, they held a pie-in-the-face auction to raise these funds.”

Below is pricing for the Memory Garden:

¯One brick – $50 for 3 engraved lines

¯Two bricks – $95 for 6 engraved lines

¯Bench plaque – $500 for five engraved lines

¯Planter plaque – $500 for five or more engraved lines

Contact the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation at foundation@wvup.edu or 304-424-8247 to learn more or give.

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