Dr. Beth Newcome is the previous Dean of the School of Human Services at Pierpont Community & Technical College. She also is professor, advisor and program coordinator for Applied Design, which offers an associate degree in Fashion or Interior Design. Dr. Newcome holds a B.S. and an M.S. from West Virginia University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and a doctorate in Human Ecology from Ohio State University, with a major in educational administration with minors in historic textiles and educational technology.
Beth, the previous dean of the School of Human Services at Pierpont Community & Technical College, has been curator of the Masquers Vintage Clothing Collection since 1998. The collection of nearly 10,000 items is made up of clothing and artifacts dating from 1850-1950. Exhibitions include a show in the Brooks Gallery at Fairmont State, in conjunction with National Historic Preservation Week.
The collection serves the West Virginia Folklife Center's Museum Studies degree and is an important resource for students, faculty and the state. Dr. Newcome is the recipient of a Fairmont State Faculty Achievement Award and the WVAFCS Outstanding Faculty in Higher Education Award. Nominated by School of Fine Arts Masquers Archives
First Lady Gayle Manchin, Beth Thorne Newcome, Dr. Robert S. Conte, 2007
from History Heros Award page on the Division of Culture & History website