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West Virginia University at Parkersburg selling bricks for memory garden project

WVU Parkersburg is inviting the campus community to participate in a Memory Garden project to commemorate the school’s 60th anniversary. People can purchase etched bricks which will be part of the Eldon Miller Plaza, on the campus front lawn by the clocktower. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg is inviting students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in efforts to commemorate the school’s 60th anniversary.

As WVU-P prepares to observe its 60th anniversary, the WVU-P Foundation is inviting students, faculty and alumni to participate in the Memory Garden project, which links the college’s past to the future.

By purchasing a brick inscribed with a student, alumni or a loved one’s name, and a personal message, the campus will carry that value with it forever. The Memory Garden is located on the campus front lawn by the clocktower.

The student, alumni or loved one’s name or message etched on a brick will symbolize the spirit felt when that person’s presence was on campus. Or, perhaps in honor of faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni or others to be remembered in a lifetime garden.

“The Memory Garden is part of the Eldon Miller Plaza. It is a place where people can honor the legacy or memory of employees, students, staff and faculty of WVU Parkersburg. Dr. Eldon Miller served as president of this college from 1982 to 2000,” said Torie Jackson, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “It has been in existence for many years. The Faculty Senate and Staff Council often purchase bricks for retiring faculty and staff.”

The pricing for the Memory Garden:

* One brick, $50 for 3 engraved lines

* Two bricks, $95 for 6 engraved lines

* Bench plaque, $500 for five engraved lines

* Planter plaque, $500 for five or more engraved liens

Those interested can contact the WVU-P Foundation at foundation@wvup.edu or 304-424-8247.

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