WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET ERNIE PIERCY

Supervisor of warehouse for Office of Business Affairs/Shipping/Receiving/Inventory Control    

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT WVSOM?

I started on Sept. 19, 1977. Forty- two years plus.

WHAT CITY/TOWN ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM?

Clintonville, W.Va.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS?

When I started I would say the old gym. I enjoyed playing basketball with students, faculty and staff. Now I would say the Student Center, where we all can meet for functions.

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR MEMORIES AT WVSOM?

New faculty and staff are seeing the results of hard work, sacrifice and the vision of great people who founded and first ran the school. In the beginning, choices had to be made whether to purchase pencils or pay the electric bill. Also, employees could go years without a raise. I remember when classified staff raised $1,000 to pay for an ad in the Charleston paper listing all of WVSOM’s accomplishments during our fight to keep the school open. We have come a long way, and the journey has been worth it.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT WVSOM (AS AN INSTITUTION OR AS AN EMPLOYER) THAT HAS MADE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE WORKING HERE?

The school has stayed true to its mission, and it has a family feel. Early employees had to fight so hard to save the school from being closed for political reasons. We built a bond, stayed true and took pride in saving the school. To this day, that has not been broken. It is a part of my life and I only want the best for WVSOM.

HOW DOES YOUR DEPARTMENT PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE AT WVSOM?

We support the whole school by receiving goods and delivering to all departments. We maintain inventory on all equipment, handle shipping needs and daily mail to and from the post office, perform bank deposits, are responsible for maintaining insurance on all vehicles, buildings and equipment, and work directly with the Office of Business Affairs in keeping all information in Banner, Oasis and BRIM Insurance with the state.

TELL US SOMETHING WE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.

I am an active member of Lewisburg Baptist Church and take my faith seriously. I love to spend time with family, hunt, bowl and golf.

ERNIE PIERCY TIDBIT:

When he first started working at WVSOM, employees did everything by hand. There were no forklifts or computers and only one small, two-wheeled aluminum dolly.

  

Date Added: 
Friday, July 24, 2020