Alumni Profile – Rick Blenko, ’76 (WV Alpha and SC Delta)
Richard Blenko, SC Delta & WV Alpha 1976, retired as President of Blenko Glass Company (http://www.blenkoglass.com/) after 33 years working for the 115 year old family business. He was heavily involved in PBS public television with 300 appearances on PBS, four PBS documentaries, and had over 2800 broadcasts and raised over $28,000,000 for PBS. Richard founded Empire Films UK for doing documentaries in the USA and Great Britain. He continues to drive his GTD Gt 40 race car on UK circuits and is currently preparing a Trans Am Corvette for vintage racing.. Currently Richard is working on several documentaries. He also serves on the Huntington WV Convention bureau. Richard is just back from a week at the Savannah International Film Festival and spent two days in Columbia, seeing independent films. "I have a great love for USC and Columbia . South Carolina Educational television produced my second PBS documentary on Blenko and the city remains close to my heart."