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Peterson inducted to prestigious WVU Order of Vandalia


Order of Vandalia Medallion

The Order of Vandalia originated in 1960 when then WVU President Elvis J. Stahr outlined his idea for a special honor to be bestowed on the University's most loyal servants. The 2024 inductees will be recognized during a ceremony Friday (June 7). (WVU Photo)

For their loyalty and service to West Virginia University, six Mountaineers will be inducted into the Order of Vandalia during a Friday (June 7) ceremony.

The 2024 inductees are Patricia Bibbee, Sue Day-Perroots, Mike Fulton, Ranjit K. Majumder, Robert Orders and Sophia Peterson.

Professor Emerita Sophia Peterson is the founder and former director of the International Studies program. She taught and conducted research on international relations and news coverage along with global issues for decades. She also created and led the statewide West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies .

Sophia Peterson

Sophia Peterson (Submitted Image)

See this article and all new inductees in WVU Today.

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