Alumna/Alumnus Of The Year

Alumna/Alumnus Of The Year

Alumna/Alumnus of the Year

The Alumna/Alumnus of the Year award recognizes an outstanding WVU Parkersburg (or Parkersburg Community College) alum who has made significant career, or academic, achievements or notable contributions to his/her profession, the community, state or nation. Alumni include anyone who has completed at least one, three credit hour course from WVU Parkersburg or Parkersburg Community College. The Alumna/Alumnus of the Year is selected for distinguished personal, professional or academic achievement(s).

2019 Alumnus of the Year


James E. “Jimmy” Colombo attended WVU Parkersburg in the 1960s and is a long time supporter on the college and community it serves.

His is currently Wood County Commissioner, owner of the legendary Jimmie Colombo’s Restaurant, and has served as Mayor of Parkersburg and on the West Virginia Parole Board. With the James B. and Anna M. Colombo Scholarship Fund, he’s helped many students with college expenses since it’s creation over 20 years ago.