The Mountainlair Ballrooms will be filled with many genres of talent as the faculty and staff of West Virginia University showcase their skills in their annual talent show on Friday at 7 p.m.

Audience members will enjoy seeing familiar faculty and staff giving performances that include singing, dancing, storytelling and piano playing.

Co-hosting the event will be Daryn Vucelik, WVUp All Night intern, and Steve Staffelino, Student Affairs graduate assistant. There will be a panel of celebrity judges who will determine who is the best of the best. Judges include Jonathan Kimble, Mountaineer Mascot Paris Winfrey, reigning Mountaineer Idol Hilah Zia, reigning Ms. Mountaineer Kaitlin Gates, reigning Ms. West Virginia; and Ryan Nehlen, former WVU football player.

The show will begin with a performance by reigning Mountaineer Idol and guest judge, Paris Winfrey. While the scores are being tabulated, reigning WVU Faculty/Staff talent show winners, “The String of Pearls,” will perform for the audience.

Faculty/Staff Talent show contestants include:
Thirimachos Bourhai, faculty, Engineering
Karen Bright, staff, Preston County Extension Service
Jason Burns, staff, Office of International Programs
Pamela DeBarr, staff, Mountainlair
Jeff Fedan, faculty, Honors College
Kevin Hamric, staff, WVU Healthcare
Chris Honaker, staff, Dining Services
James Johnson, staff, Office of Multicultural Programs
Jeff Jordan, staff, Mountainlair
Lisa Timmins Parlik, staff, WVU Hospitals
Pam Shriver, staff, Rosenbaum Family House
Carlton Smith, staff, University Police
Rosemary Stephenson, staff, WVU Healthcare
Amber Tennant, staff, Human Resources

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