Soon, you'll be able to add links in your profile for your Facebook and/or LinkedIn pages, as well as your cell phone number, if you wish, for text messages, which might be helpful for those times that you are in Buckhannon trying to catch up with old friends or if you are moving and don't want to miss any upcoming class reunion news! As many of you may remember, we use to send out weekly emails, but for some, that was too many and/or contained other class information that didn't interest them. Also, some times folks would change email addresses and forget to update their profile until the next time that they tried to use their old email address to logon and couldn't because the old email address had been marked invalid.
To help address these issues and make our website more useful, your notice soon that rather than having one blog page, we'll have a blog page on each class' Homeroom page, and it will only list post from your former classmates as well as those three year ahead or behind you! For example, the blog page for the class of 1972 will list any recent post from the Class of 1969 through 1975.
Until the changes are complete, I hope that you will start using our current Blog page more to not only inform your fellow classmates
about upcoming class events, such as luncheons and reunions, but to also let them know about other classmates and former teachers that you may talk to from time to time. Beginning towards the end of December, I'll start compiling the information on our Blog page into a monthly B-UHS Alumni newsletter.
As always, please help us to spread the word to family members and friends over the holidays who may not know yet about our website. Michael Cowger '74
P.S. If you have pictures that you would like added to your profile or class' Homeroom page, just send them via email as an attachment to email@example.com.
RECENTLY UPDATED PROFILES
Check out the list on our "Library" page of Alumni who have recently updated their profiles like the few posted below and remember that we would enjoy reading about you too, so please take time to tell us or update what you've been doing in your profile since graduation!
On Sunday, December 3rd, Richard Duckworth '81 of Cary, NC wrote; "
Since graduating in 1981, I was living in Bridgeport and then later moved to Myrtle Beach and was the Assistant General Manager at the Myrtle Beach Martinique Resort Hotel and Conference Center. After 13 years I then moved to Cary, North Carolina and was with American Airlines and now I am the Post Award Officer/Electronic Research Associate at North Carolina State University in the College of Engineering, Office of Research Administration.
On Thursday, November 23rd, Leisa (Shaw) Bonner '78 of Mt. Clare, WV wrote; "
Since graduating in 1978, I married Darrell Bonner who graduated in 74. We have 5 children,3 boys and 2 girls.
On Thursday, November 23rd, Bob Hardman '67 of Buckhannon wrote; "
Since graduating in 1967, I entered the military and spent most of '69 and '70 in Vietnam helping Uncle Sam fend off Charlie. After returning home, I married Eileen Goodwin (BU '68) and we recently had our 45th wedding anniversary. I worked in the local coal mines for about ten years and then was hired by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as a Federal Coal Mine Inspector. I worked as an Inspector, Supervisor, and Manager for MSHA for 25 or so years in the coalfields across the nation; retiring at the end of 2011 as the District Manager in Coal District 4 (Southern WV). We recently returned to Upshur County and now reside on a small farm near Buckhannon. Our son Shawn (only child), his wife Cindy, and our two grand-children (Jessica and Tanner) also live near Buckhannon. We are blessed. Life is good. Really enjoying the available time for camping and fishing.
Remember that we have a list on our "Library" page of updated profiles over the past sixteen days!
The list below includes those who have recently or are about to celebrate a birthday! Be sure to include your birthday in your profile to get on the list.
RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
If you have information about an upcoming class event that you would like to share here, just send the details via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECENT ALUMNI PICTURES
Below are a few pictures that we've received recently and you can send any pictures to our Webmaster that you would like included in your profile.
Karen Linger '80
Crystal Cox '94
F.A.Q. - FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
What if I forget my password? Enter your email address in the upper right corner of this page, if not already there, and enter the word Forgot for the password. Then click the LOGON button and you'll receive an email shortly with your password.
What if my email address has changed? Click HERE to let our Webmaster know your old and new email addresses and he'll email you back as soon as he has corrected your profile.
I've not registered yet and would like to logon? Enter your email address in the upper right corner of this page and use Alumni as the password. In a few minutes, you'll receive an email asking for more information that our Webmaster will use to setup a profile for you and then email you a password.
What if I moved or left school before graduating? No problem! Follow the directions above to register.
How do I add pictures to my profile and/or I'm having problems updating my profile? Click HERE to let our Webmaster know that you are having problems or attach picture(s) that you would like added.
How do I get on or off the weekly email list? Once you logon and click "Profile" at the top of any page, your profile will be displayed and towards the bottom under your password, you will see a check box for "Yes, I want to be on the weekly email list!". Just click on that box to toggle the check mark and then click "Update My Profile!" to save your change. The email list is used weekly to send messages about updates to the website, let you know about those who have recently joined or updated their profile, etc. We will always use your email address to let you know about your class events, such as reunions, monthly luncheons, death of a classmate, etc. whether you are on the email list or not.
How much does this cost? Our B-UHS Alumni website was started by Michael Cowger '74 in 2004 and has always been FREE!