In November 2012, the McCartney Greek Wall was unveiled at the Erickson Alumni Center at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. The wall, a celebration of Greek life, was part of a $200,000 donation by Billy and Christie (Mullett) McCartney to the WVU Alumni Association. Christie, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, met her husband, a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, as a result of their involvement in fraternity life at WVU.
The wall of Greek life features nostalgic pictures, historical information and other memorabilia. Two interactive displays (one for fraternities, and one to sororities), will feature lists of Greek organizations -- past and present, contact information for the organizations, a search option, photos, and a giving option. The displays were provided by Erik Muendel, president of Brightline Interactive.
The McCartneys have been active in WVU alumni affairs, and said they wanted to do something special to celebrate these organizations that meant so much to them when they were students.
"Greek life at WVU presented both of us with many opportunities--opportunities to meet new friends, to take on large responsibilities, and to learn from our experiences. It was great training for the real world," Billy McCartney is quoted in news release about their gift.
Billy and Christie live in Houston, Texas, with their three children, Katie Reese (who is shown in the photo), Kinley, and Kellen.