May's Peoples Bank Hometown Spotlight Hero

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Peoples Bank and TheNewsCenter are honoring everyday hometown heroes and May's Hometown Spotlight Hero is Dr. Steven Hardy.

Dr. Hardy is an English professor at Ohio Valley University. For years, he's organized a study abroad program enabling students to travel the world.

When he's not inspiring students, he's getting involved with the community.

Dr. Hardy's participated in community theatre for several years, even serving on the board at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg.

"I had a hard time deciding what to do while I was in college, and in fact it wasn't until after I had graduated that I decided I wanted to become a teacher. I had an instructor that was extremely influential on me and his style and manners of teaching made me become interested in being a teacher. I think it's really important for people to get involved with the community and be able to give back something that the community has given to us," said Dr. Hardy.

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