Located in Glenville, WV, which is about 25 miles west/southwest of Weston, at the intersection of Rt 33/119 and Rt 5. Glenville State College is best known as a teachers' college, preparing future educators.
Glenville State college was founded in 1872 to serve the higher education needs of Central West Virginia. Glenville State College has gained wide recognition for its teaching excellence. By 1910, the College enrollment had exceeded the population of Glenville and grew into a full four-year College by 1931. Teacher preparation continued to be the central mission as over the years, the campus became known as "the Lighthouse on the Hill" for both the quality of the teaching and the quality of Glenville State graduates. Today, Glenville State still maintains a strong focus on teacher preparation, while offering additional degree programs in relevant areas that support the needs of the workplace in the 21st Century. Throughout its history, Glenville State has maintained a long tradition of teaching excellence by professors who care about each student as an individual, who take the time to get to know each student's goal and who are committed to helping students get an education that will prepare them for a successful career. The recognized strengths, from a caring friendly campus to the affordability for a quality education, have been an integral part of its history. Glenville State's continued commitment to its community roots and its desire to be a valued source of educational excellence in the future bodes well for Glenville State's yet-to-be-written history. [End]
To visit the GSC website: http://www.glenville.wvnet.edu/
Hisotrical Marker #1 (of 2 on campus) located in front of the library.
View of Marker #1 and some of the campus.
Another view of the campus. (And of my nearly-bald rear tire
Historical Marker #2, located in front of the Administrative Bldg. on campus.
Better view of Marker #2.