Designated Drivers

Valerie Grimes Piko, '09


Major: Business Administration with Concentrations in Marketing and Management, MBA also completed in 2011

Current Job Title: American Heart Association Division Director


Why I Give or Why it is important to stay connected to WJU:

I loved my experience at WJU and I want to see future students have the same wonderful experience.


I stay connected with WJU for the say reasons that I keep in touch with old friends. I want to know what is new in their lives, I want to be there when they need me most, I want them to be there for me too, and I want to celebrate life’s milestones together. I love hearing about what’s new on campus and how students are embracing old traditions. It gives me pride to know that my alma mater is doing well!


Favorite Memory at WJU:

I have so many fond memories of WJU. One of my favorites, however, was my first service immersion trip to New Orleans. It gave me a new perspective on life and helped me to become a woman for others.


Additional comments:

I hope that my classmates will join me in supporting the future success of Wheeling Jesuit University! Many of us wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our alma mater. Now it’s our chance to give back and help student


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