West Virginia Northern Community College


New Martinsville Campus Friends

New Martinsville Campus Friends of the College

The Friends of the College is a community based organization comprised of interested individuals representing the business, industry, education, government, and social service agencies. The Friends of the College works to support projects that will assist and improve the New Martinsville Campus.

Members of the Friends work with the Manager/Campus Operations to foster better relationships with the community and to promote the interests of the College in the regional service area of Tyler and Wetzel Counties, West Virginia and Monroe County, Ohio. The Friends provide financial support to assist students with special financial needs, campus equipment and furniture updates, and improvements to the overall appearance of the campus. Special events are sponsored by the Friends such as open houses, business after hours, faculty presentations, receptions, and an annual fundraising get-together.

Each year, the Friends elect officers and a board of directors, who meet on a monthly basis. These meetings are open to any member of the group.  Contact Debbie Bennett 304-510-8761 if you are interested in attending a meeting or for additional information. 

             President, Linda Glover, Storeroom Manager, PPG Industries
             Vice President, (vacant) 
             Secretary, Dianna Lawrence, Retired, Community Leader 
             Treasurer, Kathy Wissmar, Branch Manager, WesBanco 

Other board members include: Debbie Bennett (ex-officio), Manager/Campus Operations, WVNCC New Martinsville Campus; Cork Bowen, Retired, Community Leader; Genie Clements, Retired Public Educator; Sandy Herrick, Dental Hygienist; and Larry Tackett (ex-officio), Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development. 

Membership in the Friends is open to the public.  Complete the Membership Application included in the Membership Brochure and return it with your check to: 

                              Friends of the College

                              WV Northern Community College

                              141 Main Street

                              New Martinsville, WV  26155.


                       $15 - Individual, Annual 

                     $100 - Individual, Lifetime

                       $25 - Family, Annual

                     $150 - Family, Lifetime

                       $75 - Organization/Business, Annual


You may complete the Membership Application online (see link above) and send your check as indicated.

                    Thank you for your continued support!

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