Since Dr. Hartz returned to WV, she experienced many personal tragedies, but she also opened her home to many people who needed shelter, especially before places for homeless teens and those in trouble existed. She has promoted WV all her life, as well as the work of WV people. Her credentials include appearances on every national news network in the US, having her own TV program in the 1980s, and promoting her books, as well as others. "You can return to WV or become a West Virginian by choice!" she relates, referring to friends and professionals who call WV "home."
~ Betty Lovejoy, Charleston, WV
(Nominates: Dr. Lynn R. Hartz, friend)