David Bosley, Ph.D. (Class of 1946), a former resident of Keyser, was recognized by the Alumni Association
at Potomac State College of West Virginia University during a special ceremony on Sunday, April 24, with the inscription of his name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall (Scholars’ Wall), which was conceived in order to recognize the academic and scholarly achievements of students, alumni and faculty.
After attending Potomac State from 1944 – 1946, Dr. Bosley continued his education at WVU where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. While in college, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the U.S.
Before working on his Ph.D., Dr. Bosley taught one year each at Elk Garden and Ridgeley High Schools, both of which are in West Virginia.
After earning his doctorate in physical chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Bosley began working for DuPont Corporation, but was drafted into the Quarter Master Core where he served for two years in textile research at the rank of SP3.
Bosley was then reemployed by DuPont as a research associate in the textile fiber department for 38 years before retiring in 1978. During this time he also published several articles about the physical properties of fiber. Dr. Bosley has strong connections to Potomac State. His father, Thomas, attended PSC when it was a Preparatory Branch of WVU, as did four of his brothers, one sister and one of his children.
Dr. Bosley currently resides in Grifton, N.C., where he previously served as mayor for 12 years.