The Wheeling Jesuit University class of 1964 has presented the school with a check for $250,000 to be used as a scholarship fund.
The presentation was made during the university’s annual alumni weekend held June 20-22. The money will be used to establish the Class of 1964 Ignatius Scholarship fund, which will provide a four-year scholarship to one entering freshman each year. This year’s recipient is senior Dylan Hunter Onderko, a philosophy major from Fairmont, West Virginia.
“In 2009, during our 45th reunion, our class decided to do something special by the time we reach our 50th anniversary,” said Class Representative J.J. Lauer. “I’m proud of my classmates for reaching this milestone. Wheeling Jesuit helped us, and now it is our turn to give back.”
“This year, our alums have provided greater financial support to the university than in any year on record. They are helping future generations of WJU students,” said University President, The Rev. James Fleming.