West Virginia Northern Community College


Weirton Campus Friends

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 Weirton campus.

Members of the Friends work with the Regional Campus Dean to foster better relationships with the community and to promote the interests of the College in the regional service area. The Friends provide support for faculty and staff development, 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 each month, receptions, contests, and an annual dinner. Through the efforts of the Friend’s organization the campus has received over twenty historical pictures of the Weirton area that are hung on both floors of the building.

The Friends each year elects officers and a board of directors that meet on a monthly basis. These meetings are open to any member of the group. Current officers include: Catherine Ferrari, President; Marjorie Greco, 1st Vice President; Irene Mindzak, 2nd Vice President, Enola Romanelli, Secretary, and Debbie Caine, Treasurer. Other board members include Dr. Carmel Esposito, Dr. Barbara Matey, Bernice Pitcock and Dr. Joseph Schreiber. Currently, there are over three hundred members of the Weirton Friend’s organization..

Membership in the Friends is open to the public. Dues are $10 per year or $150 for an individual lifetime membership or $250 for an individual/spouse lifetime membership. Student memberships are also available for an annual fee of $5.

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