West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
President of Mississippi State University to be keynote speaker of Spring Honors Seminar Thursday (April 26, 2007) at WVU Parkersburg.
CONTACT: Gregg Busch, director of the WVU Parkersburg Honors College, 304-424-8000, ext. 409.
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The president of Mississippi State University will be the keynote speaker Thursday (April 26) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Spring Honors Seminar.
Robert H. ("Doc") Foglesong will give the keynote presentation at 7 p.m. in the college theatre (room 1305). The program is open to the public.
A native of West Virginia, Foglesong received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from West Virginia University. He is a retired U.S. Air Force four-star general having served as Commander of U.S. forces in Europe and the Commander of the European Allied Air Component, the US European Command at Ramstein Air Base, and Director of the Multinational Joint Air Power Competence Center in Germany.
Founder of the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation and the Appalachian Leadership Honors Program, Foglesong is the 18th president of MSU. He serves as president and executive director of the ALEF, a nonprofit organization designed to identify and support the country's next generation of leaders in Appalachia.
As part of the spring seminar, WVU Parkersburg honor students will display their semester project exhibitions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college's Community Room on Thursday. A reception honoring the students and the honors faculty will be held at 6 p.m. followed by Foglesong's presentation.
WVU Parkersburg's Honors College is designed to provide enhanced learning opportunities for talented students in both academic and career programs in an effort to enable them to develop to their fullest potential, noted Gregg Busch, director of the Honors College.