Faculty and Others at Commencement, West Virginia University
Left to right: President Irvin Stewart, C. E. Hodges (Board of Governors), E. J. Van Liere (medicine), P. I. Reed (dean of journalism), Professor Koehler (chemical engineering). Photo taken by Jack Hodge, first black graduate of West Virginia University.
Left, Dean of Medicine Clark Sleeth; Center, Dr. Paul Dudley White; Right, Van Liere (former Dean). White is famous in the field of cardiology, and served as President Eisenhower's cardiologist after his heart attack. He appears to be holding a model or cast of a heart, and may have been invited here to speak.