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April 01, 2016

Wesleyan Benefactor Passes Away

Thomas H. Albinson II ’76 of Roseland, NJ, a current member of the West Virginia Wesleyan College Board of Trustees and generous supporter of the College, passed away unexpectedly on March 20.  He was 62. 

In October of 2014, Wesleyan honored the Albinson family’s philanthropy with the naming of the Thomas B. Albinson II School of Business.  Albinson also provided financial support to help the College renovate its 10-watt radio station, C-92.

“We are deeply saddened about the passing of Tom Albinson,” said Dr. Pamela Balch ’71, President of Wesleyan.  “He had a genuine love for the College and was anxiously looking forward to serving as a trustee.  Tom was keenly interested in the student experience.  He immensely enjoyed his Wesleyan experience and he wanted others to share that same passion.”

Albinson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan.   He began his career as a financial analyst with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in 1978 and worked in Human Resources as Staffing Coordinator and Systems as Regional IT Coordinator.  He joined Crum & Forster Insurance in 1985 as a Senior Systems Analyst and in 1986, joined Buck Consultants as a Systems Analyst.  In 1993, he founded p_Quest Data Systems, developing custom PC-based applications for non-for-profit organizations, primarily in the cemetery industry.  In 2005, Albinson joined Sarah Ward Nursery as Director of Finance and Budgeting and worked during the past few years as an investment advisor. 

He served as a Trustee of the Glendale Cemetery Association for nearly 30 years and was the 1st Vice-President of the Association and Chairman of Personnel and Budget Committees prior to his death.  He also was the President and Treasurer of the Roseland United Methodist Church.

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