UVa-Wise names McReynolds and Wells volunteers of the year

UVa-Wise names McReynolds and Wells volunteers of the year

Wlls,Prior,WellsSarah Love McReynolds and Ruth Wells were recently named the 2009 Volunteers of the Year at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise for their dedicated support of the College.

UVa-Wise names McReynolds and Wells volunteers of the yearUVa-Wise Chancellor David J. Prior presented the awards to Wells and McReynolds during the annual Benefactors Celebration on Oct. 17.

“Sarah Love McReynolds and Ruth Wells have exhibited their support for our College for many years,” Prior said.

A 1987 alumna, McReynolds is retired from Coastal Coal Company and is an active community leader and member of various organizations, including the Wise County Chamber of Commerce and the Spearhead Trails Committee.

She has been a member of the UVa-Wise Alumni Board since 1999, where she serves on the Alumni Homecoming Committee and enthusiastically assists with a variety of projects. In 2003, she was inducted into the Southwest Virginia Community College Alumni Hall of Fame. McReynolds is a member of the Highland Cavalier Club Board.

Wells worked in the College’s library from 1968 until 1970 and then owned and operated a successful insurance agency for three decades. She has been a member of the Life Underwriters Association and the Board of Directors of the Gladeville Presbyterian Church.

She serves on the Wise Downtown Revitalization Promotions Committee and the Town of Wise Zoning Appeals Board. An avid supporter of the College, Wells serves as secretary of the Highland Cavalier Club and is instrumental in the success of the athletics host parent program.