Elizabeth Weimer Frye was born and raised in Grant County and graduated from Petersburg High School. She earned degrees from Potomac State College, Fairmont State College and West Virginia University.
Before coming to Fairmont State College in 1974, Libby had taught mathematics at the junior and senior high level. During her years at the college, Dr. Frye had the primary responsibility for the mathematics education programs and for supervising mathematics student teachers.
Libby was active in numerous professional committees and organizations at the local, state and national levels. She directed more than 20 grants for teachers, students and youngsters during the last 15 years of her career.She’s probably most proud of bringing Project AMPLE to Fairmont State.
Since her retirement, Libby and her husband Bill Ruoff spend much time traveling, reading, meditating and exercising. They now enjoy visits with their friends and family more frequently.
Libby is a member of three book clubs and is working on projects to fight hunger and poverty locally, nationally and globally. She loves her retirement home in Wilmington, NC; yet a bit of her heart will always be back in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
I learned that this institution of higher education was an excellent springboard for projects to help children, in-service teachers and other citizens of West Virginia.
Take advantage of the expertise of your teachers: go to class and ask questions. In addition to class work, get involved in some campus project to help others.