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Annual President’s Luncheon to visit Washington, D.C. next week

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WVU President Gordon Gee will speak to a capacity crowd at next week's annual President's Luncheon on Capitol Hill.
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Led by President Gordon GeeWest Virginia University representatives return to the nation’s capital June 6 for the annual luncheon on Capitol Hill.

Gee will address a capacity crowd at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20001), highlighting the University’s achievements and commitments during the past year, including investing in higher education learning, research, inclusivity and civility.

For nearly 40 years, this Capitol Hill event luncheon has celebrated institutional success and informed key WVU constituencies in the metro Washington area of issues and opportunities confronting higher education from a national and statewide perspective. The event is coordinated by the National Capital Area Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association and honors West Virginia’s congressional delegation – Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Rep. David McKinley, Rep. Evan Jenkins and Rep. Alex Mooney. Tickets may be purchases on the National Capital Area’s website: http://www.wvualumni.org.

Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the John F. Nicholas Jr. National Capital Area Chapter Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to students in the D.C.-Metro area attending WVU, and other worthy WVU causes supported by the chapter. To date, the NCAC has raised more than $150,000 for scholarships, making it the second largest scholarship fund provided by an alumni chapter.

The event is sponsored by the WVU National Capital Area Chapter, Malene Davis, Capital Caring, WV Caring, Hamilton Insurance Agency and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, 22 WVU colleges, schools and units have partnered with the Alumni Association for this event. The event will begin with a short reception for attendees at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon.

Prior to the D.C. Luncheon, there will be a happy hour reception hosted for all WVU Young Alumni at The Dubliner (4 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 5.  To register visit D.C.-WVU Young Alumni Happy Hour.

Mountaineers are also welcome to attend the Mountaineer Alliance meeting on June 5 at the Georgetown Club (1530 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20007) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meeting will feature current West Virginia Secretary of Commerce and former chair of the WVU Alumni Association Board, Woody Thrasher and President and CEO of the WVU Alumni Association, Sean Frisbee as they discuss the opportunities of working with the state of West Virginia in creating new and innovative ways of developing the industry and tapping into the global network of WVU alumni. To attend, register at http://wvualumni.org

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CONTACT: Allyson Cannon; WVU Alumni Association
304.293.0974; Allyson.Cannon@mail.wvu.edu

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