Virginia Wesleyan University Senior Vice President Mort Gamble will be honored as the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the West Virginia University Department of English. He will be recognized by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences on April 7 at a ceremony in Morgantown, West Virginia. Gamble majored in English for his undergraduate and graduate degrees at West Virginia University and received his doctorate from WVU’s College of Education and Human Services in 2003. He later served as a member of the English Department’s advisory Visiting Committee. In his current role at Virginia Wesleyan, Gamble serves as primary advisor to the president and oversees all external affairs of the University, including advancement and communications. He also co-chaired the transition team that transformed Virginia Wesleyan College to Virginia Wesleyan University in 2017. His previous professional roles include executive assistant to the president at Bethany College; director of donor relations for The George Washington University; vice president for institutional advancement at Hood College; vice president for institutional advancement and director of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. at Fairmont State College (now University); vice president for institutional advancement at Waynesburg College (now University); and director of college relations for West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he also served as a member of the English and humanities faculty.