The WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism has established a fund in memory of former Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor George Esper. A renowned journalist and beloved professor, Esper passed away Feb. 2.
The George Esper International Study Enhancement Fund will provide travel support for qualified School of Journalism students participating in an international study abroad project or faculty-led international trip.
“George was a renowned foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War,” said School of Journalism Dean Maryanne Reed. “This fund pays tribute not only to his career but also to the transformative power of an international education and experience.”