(By Senators Ross, Helmick, Hunter, Fanning, Schoonover, Chafin, Jackson, Ball, Buckalew, Sprouse, Dittmar and Sharpe)

Honoring Dorothy I. MacConkey, President, Davis & Elkins College.
Whereas, Dorothy I. MacConkey has served as President of Davis & Elkins College since 1984; and
Whereas, During her tenure the college has enjoyed numerous improvements to its physical plant and educational facilities, including, but not limited to, construction of a new library, restoration of Halliehurst, Graceland and the Gatehouse, conversion of Allen Hall to a conference center, remodeling of five residence halls and the chapel, and current construction of a new athletic and physical education academic complex; and
Whereas, Academic programs have been reviewed and strengthened under President MacConkey's supervision, such that the College was granted full accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Nursing Department was accredited by the National League of Nursing, and the William James Center was recognized as a program of excellence by the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation; and
Whereas, President MacConkey has always given the highest priority to the students and their education, and more than 2,285 students have graduated from Davisd & Elkins College during her years of service; and
Whereas, President MacConkey has dedicated herself to community service at the local, regional and state levels as a member of the Elkins Rotary Club and as a member of the governing boards of the Mountain State Forest Festival, Davis Trust Company, Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, Appalachian Mental Health Center, West Virginia Children's Home Advisory Board, and the Regional Jail Commission, and as President of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; and
Whereas, At the national level, President MacConkey's community service includes numerous positions with the North Central Association, the American Council on Education, the Council of Independent Colleges and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; and
Whereas, Dorothy I. MacConkey has demonstrated her loyalty and service to the people of West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That its members extend to Dorothy I. MacConkey, President of Davis & Elkins College, its honor, respect and gratitude oin behalf of the citizens of this honorable state; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Dorothy I. MacConkey, to the Commissioner of Education and the Arts, to the Chancellor of the West Virginia State College System and to the Mayor of Elkins, West Virginia.