A doctor known for his leadership and service, a successful entrepreneur, a highly-respected retired plant pathology professor and a dedicated administrative assistant are being honored as Most Loyals during the 70th annual Mountaineer Week, a celebration of Appalachian Heritage, Oct. 20-29, on West Virginia University’s campus.
Most Loyal West Virginian
The award for "Most Loyal West Virginian" exemplifies faithfulness to the ideals and goals of the state of West Virginia through business, professional and civic achievement as well as support for WVU. The WVU Department of Otolaryngology is very proud to announce that this year's award recipient is Dr. Ronald Wilkinson, who currently serves as a clinical professor in our department, a position he’s held since 1975.
A Sissonville native, Wilkinson has supported the state of West Virginia through his role as a member of the military, a private otolaryngologist and professor at WVU. After graduating from WVU in 1964 and the School of Medicine in 1968, Wilkinson became a U.S. Army major, serving as the chief of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at Lyster Army Hospital in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He also maintained his own private practice from 1975-2001 in Charleston.
Wilkinson has served on the boards of the West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology, West Virginia School of Medicine Alumni Association and WVU Alumni Association. He is a member of the WVU Foundation’s Woodburn Circle Society, the Alumni Association’s Marmaduke H. Dent Society, and was inducted into the WVU Order of Vandalia in 2001.