The WVU Alumni Association recently recognized 17 chapters and constituent groups with the Golden Musket Award for their commitment to service to the Association and West Virginia University.

The Golden Musket Award was created in 2007 by the Alumni Association to acknowledge the groups that have demonstrated extraordinary service in the areas of scholarship, community service, career/mentoring opportunities, student recruiting and social networking. Chapter leaders were presented with the awards during the 14th Annual Alumni Leaders Institute held in April in conjunction with the WVU Gold & Blue spring football game.

“Each year, members of our chapters devote countless hours to important projects and events that help lift up West Virginia University and its alumni,” said Stephen L. Douglas, president and CEO, WVU Alumni Association. “It is wonderful to bring them together with our volunteers and recognize them for their efforts. We thank them for their service to our alma mater.”

This year’s recipients of the Golden Musket Award include: Boone County Alumni & Friends, Blue Ridge Mountaineers, Central PA Chapter, Central VA Chapter, Charlotte (NC) Chapter, Cincinnati/Dayton Chapter, Delaware Chapter, Eastern Panhandle Chapter, Grand Strand Chapter, Greater Charleston (WV) Area, Lone Star Chapter, National Capital Area Chapter, NY/NJ Metro Chapter, Peach State Chapter, RTP Chapter, Low Country Mountaineers (SC) Chapter, South Florida Mountaineers and the University Chapter.

The WVU Alumni Association works with more than 100 chapter and constituent groups throughout the world to keep alumni engaged and involved in the life of WVU. For more information, visit



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