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February 2012



A Letter From President Beyer

Dear Alumni and Friends

Wheeling Jesuit has launched a new initiative to reconnect with EVERY GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY. During the next five months, it is my hope that alumni will reconnect with classmates, faculty, and friends.

reconnect.wju.edu is a new Web site that will take you back to your days at Wheeling Jesuit. Please visit the site to review old yearbooks, check what your classmates are doing through class notes, update your information, and read the University's Strategic Plan. I hope this campaign will help you reconnect with classmates and faculty by attending our Alumni Weekend on June 22-24 and one of the regional events in your area.

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Join the RECONNECT Challenge TODAY!

President Richard A. Beyer Featured in the Wheeling News-Register's "Sunday Sit-Down"

Upon the completion of his first year in office, Wheeling Jesuit President Richard A. Beyer sat down with the Wheeling News-Register to speak about his plans for future growth of the University. He covers topics like the strategic plan, the campus culture and the University's plans in Downtown Wheeling.

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Member of the Inaugural Graduating Class to Receive Awards

Bill Coleman '59, who has, for nearly 30 years, been providing experience and knowledge to the electronic interconnect industry and lending expertise to the IPC, will be recognized Feb. 24 by the organization. He will receive the President's Award and the Distinguished Committee Service (DSC) Award.

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Former WJU President Receives White House Honor as Champion of Change

A former president of Wheeling Jesuit University, Rev. Charles Currie, S.J., has been recognized as a "Champion of Change," by the Obama Administration for his work in Catholic higher education. Currie is also the former president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU).

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George E. Andrews, Jr. '85 Selected as President of Mount St. Joseph High School, Baltimore

George E. Andrews, Jr. '85 has been selected as president of Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore. Andrews is currently principal at York Catholic High School, a post that he's held for 14 years. Before that he served 11 years at Mount St. Joseph.

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Joe Askar '92 Named Beaver County Chief Solicitor

Wheeling Jesuit alumnus, Joe Askar '92, was named the chief solicitor for Beaver County recently. Askar earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Wheeling Jesuit. He maintains a private law firm in Beaver, Pa.

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David Lisi '04 Signs to Play Pro Lacrosse

David Lisi '04 recently signed a professional lacrosse playing contract with the Kentucky Stickhorses of the North American Lacrosse League. The Stickhorses are based out of Louisville, Ky. and just entered their first year as a professional team.

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