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PAGE 10                                      50 YEAR CLUB NEWSLETTER   VOLUME 7 ISSUE 1

50 Year Club

The following individuals are Club officers and board members serving
June 2014-June 2016. President-Dan Haller ‘61, 1st Vice President-Al
Reed ‘60, 2nd Vice President-Don Mercer ‘60, Secretary-Carolyn Can-
non ‘60, Past President-Ed Shahady ‘60, Members at Large - Barbara
Creamer Yeager ‘59, John Eagan McAteer ‘61, Fr. John DiBacco ‘62,
Terri Haid ‘63.JJ Lauer ‘64, Geno Julian ‘64. Larry Meagher ‘65

By-Laws: Active Membership: (1) All graduates of Wheeling Jesuit
University upon the 50th anniversary of the graduation of his or her
class. (2) All former members of the class who have attended at least
one semester.
Charter Membership: indicating the original or founding members shall
be open to all members of Classes of 1959 and 1960 who are qualified
for Active membership.                                                 Larry Meagher ‘65 receiving his diploma

Honorary Membership: Extended to the President of Wheeling Jesuit University and to any other friend of the universi-
Posthumous Membership: shall be open to those who were otherwise eligible for active membership but are deceased
prior to the 50th anniversary of the class.

Annual Meeting: Conducted at the time of the 50 year r eunion.

By-Law Changes: Recommended by the executive committee and appr oved by the member s at the annual meet-

Executive Committee: Consists of all four officer s, member s at lar ge, and the immediate past pr esident, the
alumni director and a representative of the Alumni Council, will serve as the governing body of the organization. The
president of the organization will serve as chair of the committee. The executive committee shall meet periodically by
conference call or in person if needed. These meetings will be called by the Chair. The committee will meet in person at
least one time a year at the time of the 50th reunion.

Committees: Committees /task for ces can be appointed by the Pr esident and or Executive committee as needed.

Senior Ambassadors: Senior Ambassador s ar e par t of the WJ U 50 Year Club. Inaugur al nominees will be gr ad-
uates from the classes of 1959 through 1968 who have distinguished themselves through one or more of the following:
volunteer community service, humanitarian efforts, academic accomplishments and a successful career.
Being a WJU Senior Ambassador is both an honor and a responsibility. Ambassador s ar e asked to commit their
time, dedication and expertise to the school that helped lay the foundation for their successful careers. This commitment
will include one or more of the following: Recruit potential students to WJU, Aid current students with career
advice, Cultivate interest in WJU and its projects, Encourage fellow alumni and others to support WJU fund
raising activities. The fir st Senior Ambassador s gr oup met J une 24, 2011 to discuss their futur e activities. Ther e
are 54 individuals who have volunteered from the classes of 59 through 63. The group meets yearly at the time of the
reunion and then by conference call during the year. Senior Ambassadors are dedicated fund raisers for WJU.
DRIVE365 is the year long campaign (J uly 2014 thr ough J une 2015) and the Senior Ambassador s pledged to
raise $365,000. The Ambassadors from the classes of 1959-1968 made personal contacts to classmates asking for their
support of the University. They surpassed their goal by raising $382,318 by June 30, 2015.

Alumni Scholar in Residence: This pr ogr am, initiated by the 50 Year Club in 2011, r epr esents a par tner ship
with the university faculty and administration. A committee representing all three groups selects the scholar and coordi-
nates the campus visit. The scholar will be a visiting professor to the University for up to one week and all expenses will
be donated by the scholar. The initial scholar was Ed Shahady, M.D. ‘60, was on campus in the fall of 2011. Joan
Davison Ph.D. ‘78 was the second scholar and was on campus in the fall of 2012. The third scholar was Dick Riley,
Ph.D. and he was on campus in the fall of 2013. The Honorable James Smith 64’ was on campus fall of 2014. Christina
Richey, Ph.D. ‘04 was the scholar for 2015. The Alumni Scholar Program has been very successful and demonstrates
the quality of WJU graduates to the students and faculty of WJU. Anyone with extensive teaching experience is invited
to submit their resume to

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