Considered West Virginia University’s highest honor, the Order of Vandalia Award was conceived in 1960 by former WVU president Elvis J. Stahr. Since then, there have been more than 150 individuals inducted into the Order for their service to the University. Past honorees include such recognizable names as Robert C. Byrd, Mylan Puskar and Hazel Ruby McQuain.
Among this year’s four inductees, two called the College of Education and Human Services their home: Anne Nardi and Deborah Smyth Green. Both were honored at the Erickson Alumni Center for going above and beyond the call of duty to improve WVU.