Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck was appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on July 1, 2010. He has made significant strides in his first three years to enhance WVU’s role as a major player in the world of intercollegiate athletics including guiding West Virginia University into the Big 12 Conference and securing state funding for a new ballpark for the WVU baseball team.
Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization on July 10, 2012. E&EI is guided by the conservative principles of free enterprise and economic growth, limited government, liberty, accountability and reasonable risk avoidance to solve our nation’s energy and climate challenges.
Senator Joe Manchin sent a video message to the Citizens of ALMBS. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was sworn into the United States Senate on November 15, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd. For Senator Manchin, serving as West Virginia’s Senator is truly an honor and a privilege.
A U.S. Army veteran from New Haven, West Va., David is a retired team leader for American Electric Power, where he worked for 41 years. He is a member of Smith Capehart Post 140 in New Haven and has held numerous leadership positions at the Legion’s post, state, and national levels. He previously served as The American Legion state commander for West Virginia and is a graduate of Point Pleasant High School in Point Pleasant, West Va.
Each year The State Journal partners with The EQT Foundation to honor exceptional students throughout the State of West Virginia. This year, four graduates from The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State (ALMBS) and six graduates from The American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State (ALARGS) were honored.