Wayne de Rosset to be Glenville State College Homecoming Parade Marshal

GLENVILLE — A professor emeritus at Glenville State College will be homecoming parade marshal on Oct. 21.

Professor Wayne de Rosset was the chairman for the Department of Language and Literature and retired in May after 43 years of teaching. During his tenure, de Rosset taught Surveys of British Literature, the British Novel, Children’s Literature, Adolescent Literature, and various seminars including Victorian Poetry and the Gothic Novel.

A mentor to many alumni, de Rosset was known for his rapport with his students and received the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award in 1990, the College’s Faculty Award of Excellence in 2004 and was the Faculty Merit Foundation’s West Virginia 2004-2005 Professor of the Year in 2005.

He was chief faculty marshal during fall convocations and in both spring and winter commencements for many years. He was also the college’s announcer at football games, homecoming coronations and parades.

His wife, Sherry, also a Glenville State retiree, will accompany him in the parade. Their son Dylan graduated from Glenville State in 2003 and their daughter Brittany graduated in 2008.