ADDITION: Rob Gilbert of Weirton has joined the Howard Hanna Mortimer Realty team in Weirton.
A resident of Weirton, Gilbert obtained his West Virginia real estate license in May after completing a 90-hour pre-licensing course and passing the state licensing exam in Charleston.
Gilbert, son of Bob and Connie Gilbert of Weirton, returned to the area in 1999 after working for 15 years at a Caterpillar dealership in Virginia. He and his wife, Gabrielle, own Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens and are the parents of three children.
HELPING: The Richmond chapter of Modern Woodmen, a fraternal financial organization, helped Hopedale 4-H raise $1,000 with a spaghetti dinner. Proceeds, which included a $500 donation from Modern Woodmen's home office, will be used for supplies.
Modern Woodmen has a matching fund program that allows its members to show support for community causes, providing up to $2,500 in matching funds to assist community needs. Each year the group contributes more than $6.5 million to community causes nationwide.
SERVING: West Liberty University admissions counselor Rhonda Tysk is serving as president for the West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for the current year.
"The WVACRAO is a professional organization that is responsive to the world of college admissions. We try to help all our colleges and universities share ideas and become the best we can be so our students have the best college experience that is available," said Tysk.
The WVACRAO was established in 1932 and is open to all Mountain State colleges and universities, both public and private.
A Wheeling resident, Tysk recently attended the national conference in San Francisco and is now planning to go to the annual conference, which will be held this fall at Mountaineer Racetrack Gaming and Resort Oct. 9-11.
Tysk previously served as treasurer of the WVACRAO organization for four years before taking on her current role of president.
Tysk joined the WLU admissions' office in 1989 and has held her current position since 2003. She is a graduate of West Liberty and West Virginia University where she earned a master's degree in legal studies.
She also is active in the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the American College Testing organization.