Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 102 History

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(By Delegates Barill, Caputo, Marshall, Pasdon, Fleischauer, Manchin, Iaquinta, Miley, Longstreth, Pethtel and Hunt)


Requesting that the interchange at Exit Ramp 31-79-150 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia be named the “Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. Interchange”.

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. was born in Carolina, West Virginia to Joseph Oliverio and Mary Oliverio; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr.’s education began in Carolina Grade School and continued to Monongah High School; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr.’s higher education includes a Bachelors Degree in Physical Science and Mathematics from Fairmont State College, a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from West Virginia University, and additional post graduate work completed at the University of Virginia, College of St. Thomas, Minnesota, and George Washington University; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. began a loving marriage which lasted a wonderful forty-eight years with his wife Julia Barber Oliverio, who unfortunately passed away in 2007; their marriage blessed them with four children: Joseph Oliverio, Michael Oliverio, Frank Oliverio, and Mary Oliverio, as well as six grandchildren; and

    Whereas, Upon completing his educational career, he began a distinguished career as a counselor, statesmen, educator, and civic leader; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. dedicated his life to the betterment of the global community. He served over twenty times as a keynote speaker and received over forty exceptional honors achievements, the most notable include: Keynote speaker to state rehabilitation associations belonging to West Virginia, Kentucky, and South Carolina, and at regional rehabilitation associations such as the Southwest Regional and Eastern Regional Associations; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. has many achievements such as a scholarship called the Michael A. Oliverio Scholarship at West Virginia University for Rehabilitation/Counseling graduates for use in regional and national post graduate development; he was the Founder of the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown, West Virginia, and the Chair of the Community Advisory Committee; he has been credited for bringing the Health South Rehabilitation Center to Morgantown, West Virginia; for founding the National Hall of Fame for Persons with Disabilities in Columbus, Ohio; for serving as County Clerk for Monongalia County, West Virginia; as well as participating in briefing Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. chaired the Advisory Committee that was instrumental in building Goodwill Stores in locations at Morgantown, Fairmont, Bridgeport, Lewis County, Buchannon, and Elkins, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. not only served the community locally, but internationally as well, making West Virginia and Calabria sister states and conducting the twinning process joining Clarksburg, West Virginia and San Giovanni in Fiori, Italy; he started an exchange program with students from the University of Calabria and Fairmont State University; and

    Whereas, Michael A. Oliverio, Sr., for all of his success and service, received recognition in 2008 as the West Virginia Italian American Man of the Year, and it is only fitting to honor Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. for his life-long service to our state and his community; and

    Whereas, The naming of an interchange honoring Michael A. Oliverio, Sr.’s extraordinary contributions and life is but a small gesture of gratitude and appreciation; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the interchange at Exit Ramp 31-79-150 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, the “Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. Interchange”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made, and be placed at entrances and exits to the interchange, signs containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the interchange to be the “Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. Interchange”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Michael A. Oliverio, Sr. and to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.

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