Reverend Peter W.F Nodyne established this fund in honor of his brother Kenneth, who served as a professor of history at West Liberty State College from 1968 through 1985. Kenneth Nodyne, Ph. D was born February 3, 1939, in Jersey City, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in American and European History from New York University in 1961, a M.A. in early National History in 1962 from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph. D. in Early National Urban History in 1969 from New York University. While serving on the West Liberty faculty, Kenneth taught many courses. He was a member of the Grievance Committee (1976-77), chairman of the School of Social Science Student Evaluation Committee (1976), debate coach (1973-74) and advisor to Students Concerned about Pollution (1970-1973). He served as the editor of the “Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review” from 1975-1985, and was the author of many published works. He was active in the Wheeling Area Historical Society and the Historical Society of West Virginia. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and was widely published. Dr. Nodyne died August 27, 2000 in Chambersburg, Pa. at the age of 61.
One incoming freshman every four years will be awarded with a four year scholarship in an amount that will be determined at a later date.
Requirements: Eligible applicants must be entering with a declared major of Social Science Education or History Concentration within the Department of Social & Behavioral Science of the School of Liberal Arts. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum of 21 on the ACT.