The West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will honor alumnus Vaughn L. Kiger as part of its Homecoming activities.

Kiger will accept the Eberly College Alumni Award during the colleges Homecoming reception Friday, Oct. 10, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hotel Morgan ballroom. All Eberly College alumni are invited to attend.

Kiger has a long, distinguished career of service to WVU and the Morgantown community. A 1966 graduate and Phi Sigma Kappa member, he obtained his bachelors degree in history. Additionally, he completed the Graduate Realtors Institute program at the University of Virginia.

He is president of the Morgantown branch of Old Colony Realtors, a member of the West Virginia Real Estate Commission and former chairman of both the WVU Board of Advisers and Board of Governors. A member of the WVU Alumni Association for more than 30 years, he was president of its board of directors from 1992-93. In 1996, he served as president of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce.

Since 1997, he has been a member of the WesBanco Inc. board of directors. He also serves on the boards of the Greater Morgantown Community Trust, Salvation Army and George D. Hott Foundation. His love of history led him to serve as a member and president of the Monongalia Historical Society.

Kigers honors include WVU s highest award for service to the institutionthe Order of Vandaliain 2006. Other WVU awards are the Student Government Associations Richard T. Feller Outstanding Alumni Award in 2005, WVU Outstanding Alumni in 2002 and Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer in 1996. He earned Realtor of the Year honors in 1987 and the Morgantown Board of Realtors Presidents Award in 1990.

Kiger has been in real estate in Morgantown for more than 40 years. He was the first broker in Monongalia County to acquire a Certified Residential Brokerage Management designation in 1982. As president of the firm Dorsey&Kiger, he co-founded the Greater Morgantown Multiple Listing Service.

Under his leadership, Dorsey&Kiger became the first company to have three presidents of the Morgantown Board of Realtors. Kiger began a concentrated effort to have all sales agents complete the Graduate Realtors Institute program offered at the University of Virginia and WVU Parkersburg. In 2006, Dorsey&Kiger merged with Charleston-based realty company Old Colony.

In 2003, the Kiger family endowed the Hardesty Leaders Scholarship Endowment at WVU to honor WVU President Emeritus David Hardesty and his wife, Susan. The scholarship acknowledges a freshman who has demonstrated leadership skills through community and high school activities in West Virginia.

Kiger lives in Morgantown with his wife, Meredith. She earned three degrees from WVU , including bachelors and masters degrees in family resources in 1966 and 1974, respectively. She earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction in 1996. They have three adult children: Adrian, Elliott and Miles.

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award ( ) honors Eberly alumni who have gone on to successful careers after receiving a broad arts and sciences education.