BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted a memorial service for the late Allison Hull on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Hull was a beloved professor at the college who passed away on June 25 due to a sudden and massive heart attack. She had been a faculty member since 2007 and a WVWC graduate of the class of 1987.
As attendees entered and found their seats, a slideshow played on a projector screen of Hull throughout her life. The service started with the song “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day. As the program proceeded, fellow faculty and staff, as well as loved ones, shared stories, readings, poems and prayers to honor her memory. Songs by Mumford and Sons and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole played during the service, as well as a performance of “My Home Among the Hills” by the WVWC Chorale. The service ended with a prayer and the Irish Blessing from Lauren Weaver.
Hull made an incredible impact on her students and will be greatly missed by many. “Dr. Hull made me want to come to class,” said Jillian Piercy, a junior Business Administration major at Wesleyan. Tess Betler, a senior Health Science major, also expressed her admiration for the professor stating, “She was the nicest person who was still tough on you when you needed it. She wanted each and every student to succeed.”
Today’s service reminded everyone that the Wesleyan community is family and, as Allison always said, “Every day is a good day to be a Bobcat.”