A retired fiber optics executive, a physician and his entrepreneurial equestrienne wife, a pharmacy professor and a long-time student affairs employee will be honored during the 57 th annual West Virginia University Mountaineer Week Nov. 11-21.
The 2004 honorees are: Alfred F. Ware of Nokomis, Fla., Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer; Dr. Thomas S. and Jean Clonch Clark of Bruceton Mills, Most Loyal West Virginians; Dr. Douglas D. Glover, Most Loyal Faculty Mountaineer; and Betty Bea Cox, Most Loyal Staff Mountaineer. This year, a specialSpiritaward will be given posthumously to Dr. Anthony DiBartolomeo, who died in April.
The group will be honored during halftime ceremonies of the WVU -Boston College game Saturday, Nov. 13, at Mountaineer Field/Milan Puskar Stadium.
The awards are given by the WVU Student Foundation Board of Managers, which organizes the Mountaineer Week celebration. The Most Loyal West Virginian and Alumni Mountaineer awards have been presented since 1974; the Most Loyal Faculty and Staff Mountaineer award was created in 1994 and split into two separate honors in 2003.
Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer exemplifies faithfulness to the ideals and goals of the University and exhibits support for WVU activities and operations through leadership and service.
Alfred F. Ware, who received both a bachelors degree in physical education in 1950 and a masters degree in speech/communications in 1952 from WVU , has long been an advocate of the University, giving of his time, money and expertise.
Wares involvement has included serving on the WVU Alumni Associations board of directors, the National Campaign Committee of the successful Building Greatness Campaign and as chairman of the WVU School of Physical Educations Visiting Committee.
The Ware family established the first-ever Distinguished Professorship in the School of Physical Education. The gift also included the Ware Presidential Scholarshipsone each for students from Greenbrier and Monongalia counties, and two scholarships for student-athletes.
Under his leadership, the Visiting Committee established the Crystal Service Award recognizing outstanding Visiting Committee support; enhanced student recruitment efforts for the school; supported the establishment of a Wellness Center at Stansbury Hall; and supported technology initiatives.
Ware is the former chairman of the board of Amherst International Inc. (Amherst FiberOptics), which he founded in 1977. He dedicated his career to international trade and communications and to pioneering in the field of telecommunications.
In recognition of his support for the University, Ware has previously been inducted into the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni and the WVU School of Physical Educations Hall of Fame. He was also recognized in 2003 as the schools Outstanding Alumnus.
Ware and his wife, Delores Jamison Ware, formerly of Morgantown, have two sons, Scot and Brent.
Most Loyal West Virginian exemplifies faithfulness to the ideals and goals of the state
of West Virginia through business, professional and civic achievement and support of WVU .
That description fits Dr. Thomas S. and Jean C. Clark to a tee. The Clarks have been loyal supporters of WVU for three decades through their service and generous financial gifts. In
1998, they established the Clark Family Lecture Series, which brings nationally known lecturers to WVU and allows students, faculty and the public to interact with exceptionally talented people in 10 fields of study.
Between them, the Clarks have five degrees from WVU . Tom Clark obtained his bachelors degree in medical technology in 1967, masters degree in medicine in 1972 and medical degree in 1975. Jean Clark earned a bachelors degree in arts and sciences in 1967 and a masters degree in political science in 1974.
Clark founded Clinical and Pharmacologic Research Inc. in 1979 and sold the company to Kendle International Inc. in 2002. He continues to serve the company as a consultant and is vice president of corporate medical affairs at Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
He is a member of the Mylan Park board of directors and has served on the Monongalia County Board of Education, West Virginia State Board of Medicine and Monongalia Health Systems board of directors. He served as a member of the WVU School of Medicine Campaign Committee and is an Old Gold member of the WVU Alumni Association.
Mrs. Clark was a former co-owner of The Finery, a clothing store for women in Morgantown. She is president and owner of Seneca Way, a quarter horse training facility in Preston County. She is a member of the WVU Foundation board of directors, the College of Human Resources and Educations Visiting Committee, and Alpha Phi sorority. She is also an Old Gold member of the WVU Alumni Association.
The couple has two sons, Stuart and Chad.
Most Loyal Faculty and Staff Mountaineers exemplify faithfulness to the ideals and goals of WVU and exhibit support for University activities and operations.
Dr. Douglas D. Glovers life has been exemplified by givingof his medical expertise and compassion for patients, of his time and talents to the citizens of West Virginia, and of his dedication and financial support to WVU . A member of the faculty from 1987 until his retirement this year, he has served as professor of clinical pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine.
Glover is a 1951 graduate of the WVU School of Pharmacy and a 1959 graduate of the two-year School of Medicine. In his outstanding career with the School of Medicine, he taught students, mentored residents, delivered new West Virginians and cared for fellow citizens. He established four rural clinics and provided free obstetrics care in areas where there was little or no such care in and around north-central West Virginia.
In the early 1990s, Glover chaired the Medicaid Drug Formulary and Drug Utilization Review Committee of the West Virginia Department of Human Services. He is a recipient of the James H. Beal Award, the highest award of the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, and was the 1992 Outstanding Alumnus in the School of Pharmacy.
He is secretary/ treasurer and former vice president of the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association. He has served as a member of the School of Pharmacy Visiting Committee and the School of Medicine Alumni Association executive committee. He has donated funds to establish a pharmacology research chair in the School of Pharmacy and endowed the School of Medicines White Coat Ceremony to ensure perpetual recognition of compassionate medical care.
Glover and his wife, Barbara, reside in Morgantown.
Betty Bea Cox exudes Mountaineer pride each daynot only in her position as the front desk supervisor of the Student Recreation Center, but also as a West Virginian.
I am so proud and honored to be a part of WVU is a familiar quote by Cox. She volunteers for many extracurricular events, including Mountaineer Week, Mountain Honorary (of which she is a member) and FallFest.
She is an ambassador for WVU . After putting in a full week at the Rec Center, she never misses a Mountaineer football gameeven traveling to many away games. She and her husband, Hubert, invite co-workers and students to join them in their pre-game revelry.
Cox has always been willing to go the extra mile to help students by giving them her time, walking with them to counseling sessions and buying them lunch. Consequently, once people meet her, they remember her by nameand there are very few students who have not benefited from her association with the University.
She lives in Fairmont.
The late Dr. Anthony G. DiBartolomeo is being awarded a specialSpiritaward in recognition of his legacy of service to the WVU School of Medicine and its students.
DiBartolomeo served on the faculty of the School of Medicine for almost 40 years. He earned both his bachelors degree in 1963 and medical degree in 1967 from WVU . After a stint in the Army, residency at the University of Minnesota and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, he returned to WVU in 1976 and became a full-time faculty member in 1977.
Since returning to his alma mater, DiBartolomeo never hesitated in his dedicated service to the people of West Virginia, WVU and the School of Medicine. For nearly 30 years, he drove across the state to outreach clinics he had established for arthritic patients of all ages who found it difficult to travel to Morgantown.
He served as associate dean for clinical affairs and post-graduate medical education for nearly 20 years. Three years ago, he led the way when WVU established a medical school in Oman, making several trips to the Arabian peninsula to help lay the groundwork for the school.
A gifted clinician and researcher, DiBartolomeo led the investigations that were done at WVU in the 1970s and80s that culminated in the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations approval of Methotrexatefor treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the United States.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna, and their children, David Anthony and Lisa Michele. David and Kristen Quackenbush DiBartolomeo will accept his award.