An accomplished poet and successful investment banker are recipients of this years Eberly College Alumni Recognition awards at West Virginia University.

Maggie Anderson, a poet and educator, and Dorothy Dotson, vice president for investments at the WVU Foundation, will accept their awards during special ceremonies this week as part of WVU s Homecoming Week.

Anderson has three degrees from the Eberly College. She obtained her bachelors degree in English in 1971, a masters degree in English in 1973 and a masters degree in social work in 1977.

She is the author of several poetry collections, includingWindfall,Years That Answer,Cold ComfortandA Space Filled with Moving.She also editedHill Daughter: New and Selected Poems of Louise McNeill.

Anderson is the director of the Wick Poetry Program at Kent State University and the originator and editor of several series of books associated with that program. She has taught in a wide variety of educational settings, from prestigious colleges and public schools to prisons and rehabilitations centers.

Rudolph Almasy, interim dean, will present the Alumni Recognition Award to Anderson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Mountainlair Gold Ballroom. The presentationwhich is free and open to the publicwill include a reading and book signing by Anderson.

Dotson, who earned a bachelors degree in political science from WVU in 1966, had a successful 30-year career in investment banking. She worked with several established financial houses in New York City, including S.G. Warburg, Prudential-Bache and Smith Barney.

In 1998, Dotson retired from Wall Street and returned to Morgantown to accept a position as the vice president for investments at the WVU Foundation. At the Foundation, she oversees the management of financial resources and has been instrumental in establishing policies that enabled the Foundation to weather challenging market conditions.

Dotson will receive her award at the annual Eberly College Homecoming Dinner on Friday, Nov. 5, at the Clarion Hotel Morgan.

For those interested in hearing Dotson speak, she will be participating in the annual Homecoming lectures and brunch. Her talk will be onInvesting in the Former Soviet Union: Russian Roulette or �€~Putinon the Profits?For more information or to register for the lecture, please contact Brenda Riggle at 304-293-4611 or Brenda.Riggle@mail.wvu.edu . This event is free and open to the public.