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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Institute, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Kanawha County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Kanawha County, WV (165) Boone County, WV (18) Clay County, WV (11) Fayette County, WV (113) Jackson County, WV (25) Lincoln County, WV (9) Nicholas County, WV (44) Putnam County, WV (25) Raleigh County, WV (60) Roane County, WV (19)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  FayetteCounty(113) Fayette County (113)  JacksonCounty(25) Jackson County (25)  LincolnCounty(9) Lincoln County (9)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  PutnamCounty(25) Putnam County (25)  RaleighCounty(60) Raleigh County (60)  RoaneCounty(19) Roane County (19)
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ADJACENT TO KANAWHA COUNTY
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      Fayette County (113)  
      Jackson County (25)  
      Lincoln County (9)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Putnam County (25)  
      Raleigh County (60)  
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1West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — ΑΦΑ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated — December 4, 1906 — ΑΖ Alpha Zeta Chapter, December 23, 1921 —
Jewels Henry Arthur Callis • Charles Henry Chapman • Eugene Kinckle Jones • George Biddle Kelley • Nathaniel Allison Murray • Robert Harold Ogle • Vertner Woodson Tandy Established By Harry S. Blackiston • James E. . . . Map (db m178749) HM
2West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Brian O. Hemphill
President Hemphill, 2012-2016 served with unwavering passion and inspired a campus-wide focus on excellence, accountability and student-centeredness through rebranding, marketing and community engagement. He led the effort to implement new . . . Map (db m178733) HM
3West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Byrd Prillerman
President Prillerman, 1909-1919, enjoyed tremendous success in advancing the institution. He developed an outstanding agricultural program, changed the name to West Virginia Collegiate Institute, offered the first college courses, provided extension . . . Map (db m178722) HM
4West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Canty House
Canty Hall Built circa 1900 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m178737) HM
5West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Delta Sigma Theta — ΔΣΘ — ΑΔ 1926 —
Δ Σ Θ Alpha Delta Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ΑΔ Charter Members Leonead Drain Bailey • Alice Curtis Forte • Mildred Grayson • Mable Redmond • Elayne Tancil • Winnie Page Thomas • . . . Map (db m178757) HM
6West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — East Hall
East Hall Built circa 1893 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m178736) HM
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7West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Harold M. McNeill
President McNeill's leadership, 1973-1981, was marked by vision, insight and courage. He developed the community college component, expanded the continuing education program, updated the campus master plan with emphasis on the renovations of older . . . Map (db m178729) HM
8West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Hazo W. Carter, Jr.
President Carter's numerous achievements, 1987-, are astounding. His leadership resulted in three-year strategic plans; redesignation as an 1890 land grant college; the business, industry and education cluster; weekly television and radio programs; . . . Map (db m178732) HM
9West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — J. McHenry Jones
President Jones, 1898-1909, was a visionary, speaker, writer, and man of action who brought the school a national reputation for excellence. He raised academic standards, added new and expanded existing departments, constructed four new buildings, . . . Map (db m178721) HM
10West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — James Edwin Campbell
Principal Campbell, 1892-1894, successfully led West Virginia Colored Institute through its infancy. Admission standards were established, enrollment doubled, teacher and military training were made an important part of the curriculum, the first . . . Map (db m178717) HM
11West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — John H. Hill
Principal Hill's tenure, 1894-1898, was noted by the expansion of the campus with the construction of four new buildings to accommodate the school's growing enrollment. He initiated the concept of tailoring instruction to the individual needs of . . . Map (db m178718) HM
12West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — John W. Davis
President Davis' tenure, 1919-1953, brought sweeping and numerous changes, numerous honors, and unmatched distinction. He recruited an outstanding faculty, set high standards, added many activities, and had the name changed to West Virginia State . . . Map (db m178723) HM
13West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Kappa Alpha Psi
The history of the Kappa Diamond The diamond is one of the most adored and recognized symbols of the fraternity. Its significance is highly treasured by the members of our Noble Clan. Our badge was designed by Found Byron K. Armstrong at . . . Map (db m178738) HM
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14West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Kappa Chapter, Theta Psi — ΘΨ — ΩΨΦ —
Theta Psi Chapter History Theta Psi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded at West Virginia State College on May 26, 1926. The seven men who diligently worked toward the founding of the chapter were L.K. McKenzie, . . . Map (db m178741) HM
15West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson — Katherine Johnson Plaza
A native of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson first came to Institute at the age of 10 to attend the high school that used to be part of West Virginia State's campus. After graduating high school at age 15, . . . Map (db m178734) HM
16West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Nu Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. — Chartered December 26, 1922
Charter Members Inne Bowyer • Thelma Brown • Louise Coleman • Exie Kelly • Madeline Marshall • Ethel Nunnally • Anna Perry • Elizabeth Robinson • Sara Merriwether Nutter, Organizer The Great Lakes Region dedicates this . . . Map (db m178756) HM
17West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Sgt Deforest L. Talbert
. . . Map (db m178716) WM
18West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Thomas Winston Cole, Jr.
President Cole's dynamic leadership, 1982-1986, resulted in many academic innovations, a policies and procedures manual, and a revised master plan. Hist commitment to academics led to a new General Education Program that included a core curriculum, . . . Map (db m178730) HM
19West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — Veterans Memorial
In memory of these West Virginia State College R.O.T.C. graduates who died in military action for their country. 1LT Raymond B. Gilbert Korea • 2LT Gerald T. Robbins Korea • 1LT Milton L. Majette . . . Map (db m178715) WM
20West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — West Virginia State University
First public black college in state founded in 1891 as West Virginia Colored Institute. In 1927 was first fully accredited black land-grant college in US. In 1915, became West Virginia Collegiate Institute; in 1929, West Virginia State College. . . . Map (db m81413) HM
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21West Virginia (Kanawha County), Institute — William J.L. Wallace
President Wallace's strong leadership, 1953-1973, guided the college smoothly through racial "integration in reverse," the creation of "a living laboratory of human relations," and academic programs revitalization. he increased nontraditional . . . Map (db m178727) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022