Alumni Academies

The WVU Alumni Association recently inducted six outstanding graduates into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni: the Al Zamil brothers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, respected businessmen and philanthropists; Dr. Kimberly A. Weaver, internationally respected astrophysicist; and retired coal executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Benjamin M. Statler. This video showcases their reflections on the life-changing experiences they had at WVU.



Business Hall of Fame

  • Glen H. Hiner, 2003
  • Verl Purdy, 2003
  • Raymond Lane, 2003
  • Elmo Hurst, 2004
  • Robert H. Quenon, 2004
  • Benjamin M. Statler, 2008
  • Gregory S. Babe, 2010
  • Thomas DeWitt, 2010
  • Addison M. Fischer, 2010
  • George Bennett, 2014

Order of Vandalia

  • James H. Harless, 1986
  • Edwin C. Jones, 1986
  • J. Reginald Dietz, 1987
  • Elmo Hurst, 1994
  • Betty Miller, 1994
  • Emory Kemp, 2000
  • Raymond Lane, 2004
  • Glen H. Hiner, 2004
  • Alfred F. Galli, 2005
  • Verl Purdy, 2011
  • Benjamin M. Statler, 2012
  • Paul Farmer, 2012

Honorary Degrees

  • Robert E. Pyle, 1980
  • William N. Poundstone, 1981
  • James H. Harless, 1981
  • Glen H. Hiner, 1989
  • Lowell T. Harmison, 1990
  • Charles Vest, 1994
  • Winston L. Shelton, 2001
  • Raymond Lane, 2002
  • Addison M. Fischer, 2008
  • Verl Purdy, 2009
  • Benjamin M. Statler, 2009
  • George B. Bennett, 2011
  • Henry Yang, 2011
  • Gregory S. Babe, 2012
  • Jed DiPaolo, 2013

WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni

  • Robert H. Quenon, 1988
  • Glen H. Hiner, 1989
  • George B. Berry, 1990
  • Charles Vest, 1991
  • Lowell T. Harmison, 1992
  • H. Leo Mehl, 1994
  • Larry J. Argiro, 1995
  • Robert H. Foglesong, 1998
  • Winston L. Shelton, 1999
  • Verl Purdy, 2005
  • Frank Cerminara, 2006
  • Gregory S. Babe, 2009
  • George B. Bennett, 2010
  • Addison M. Fischer, 2010
  • Benjamin M. Statler, 2011
  • Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard, 2013

Distinguished Alumni Academy (Lane Department)

The Academy of Chemical Engineers (ChE)

The Academy of Distinguished Alumni of Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

The Academy of Distinguished Alumni of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MAE)

William N. Poundstone Lecture and Distinguished Engineers of Mines Awards (MinE)

Academy of Industrial Engineers (IMSE)

The West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers (CEE)