New faces inducted into West Liberty University's Order of the Torch
Recently, four West Liberty University students and two faculty members were welcomed into the Order of the Torch honorary in a ceremony held at historic Liberty Oaks, the alumni house located on the Hilltop campus.
"We are pleased to honor our hard working students who embody the institution's mission so well. The Order of the Torch is an example of our success as a college and I congratulate all the students and faculty being inducted this year," President Robin C. Capehart said.
2014 graduates included: Michael Murphy, Bellaire, Ohio, Rozen Neupane, Kathmandu, Nepal and Andrew Price, Bluefield, WV and rising senior Alfonso "Trey" Zambito, Wheeling. Retired Professor Alfred de Jaager and Professor James Haizlett also were inducted into the men’s honorary society during a festive dinner celebration. In addition to the new members, 11 current members attended the induction ceremony and congratulated the new honorees. The Order of the Torch membership includes faculty members and WLU’s highest achieving students, chosen based upon a demonstration of excellence and leadership in three areas: classroom academics, campus activities and community service.
All four of the student inductees were excited to be accepted into the prestigious group.
“I have always believed in hard work and determination,” Neupane said. “Maintaining a good GPA and being involved on campus have been my priorities throughout the last four years. High academic achievements and an involvement in the campus community are two of the most important criteria for being inducted into the Order.”
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