Vikki Beppler ('11, '14)
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Despite graduating with a degree in public relations in 2011, Vikki Beppler never really left Waynesburg University. She began her career in Alumni Relations shortly after graduation and obtained her MBA from WU in 2014. You can find her in the Office of Institutional Advancement on the second floor of Miller Hall, where she keeps over 16,000 alumni engaged and connected with their alma mater!
What's your favorite spot on campus?
I have two. First is the fourth floor of Buhl Hall where I spent a lot of time as a student and where I met my husband, Josh. The second is the bench that sits behind Miller Hall and faces Johnson Commons. If you find the right time during the fall season, you can sit there and watch the leaves cascade from the trees; it's absolute perfection. Plus, there's a great view of Roberts Chapel.
What's your favorite fun fact about WU?
Bruce Springsteen and Kansas played a concert here in the 1970s!
What's your favorite annual event?
Homecoming! And I'm not just saying that. I love meeting alumni who haven't been back to campus since they've graduated (sometimes it's been decades since they're been back!) and hear how much it's changed.
What's your most memorable WU moment?
I got to ring the Hanna Hall Bell at Commencement in 2015. It was quite an honor!
How has WU changed in the time you have worked here?
You wouldn't think a lot has changed in five years, but it definitely has! When I started, Roberts Chapel was just being completed, and they were just starting to work on renovating Stewart Science Hall. It's been exciting to see so much growth here.
BONUS: What does Homecoming at WU mean to you?
Homecoming, to me, is exactly what it sounds like - a time for alumni to come home to WU and celebrate with us. There's so much to do and see, and I can't wait for October 7-8!