Click on the photos to read about each soon-to-be WVU graduate.


A.J. Thomas

  • Juris Doctor
  • Wellsburg, W.Va.

  • "It's up to me ... to help those in our communities and help revitalize those communities. That's why I'm going back home."


Adam Carte

  • Biochemistry
  • Hico, W.Va.

  • "I've been able to take away so much ... here. I've been able to match up well with those who have graduated from Ivy League schools."


Amanda Paugh

  • Public health
  • Maidsville, W.Va.

  • "I'm really excited. I want to work in a rural population, specifically here in West Virginia."


Steve and Maddi Neff

  • Agriculture, natural resources and design and agribusiness management and rural development
  • Johnstown, Ohio

  • "I called my mom and said, 'I'm going to school here.' And it was the best decision of my life."

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Nicholas Amos

  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Sutton, W.Va.

  • "The community I have here and the deep relationships are so precious; it's honestly heartbreaking that I have to leave that."

Kelsey Hotaling

Kelsey Hotaling

  • Art history
  • Natchitoches, La.

  • "It's difficult to pinpoint an experience that was more special than another because each day brought different people from all walks of life."