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WVU Foundation honors endowed scholarship, fellowship donors

The West Virginia University Foundation is acknowledging those alumni and friends of WVU who have created endowed scholarships, fellowships and student awards in calendar year 2017.

Eighty-three donors are being honored by having bricks engraved with their name placed in the Ernest L. Hogan Scholars Walk, the pathway located at the downtown campus library.

“Providing opportunities through scholarships, fellowships or other financial awards is a top fundraising priority for both the University and the Foundation,” said B.J. Davisson, WVU Foundation senior vice president for development and chief development officer. “We thank these donors for making an investment in our students.”

Beginning his career in Beckley, the late Ernest L. Hogan worked at Peoples Life 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 College of Business and Economics.

In 2002, Hogan was recognized 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 a private non-profit corporation that generates, receives and administers private gifts for the benefit of West Virginia University.

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