Four trailblazers in the fields of engineering, agriculture, business and education have been named as this year’s inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, one of the highest honors awarded to graduates of West Virginia University.
A combination of research in physical activity, taking that research into communities and influencing physical and health education have brought honors to three West Virginia University faculty members from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
An innovative Multidisciplinary Studies Program at West Virginia University will allow students to pursue their passion and explore endless career possibilities in the physical activity and sport industries. The bachelor’s degree, based in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, will help students succeed in both traditional and cutting-edge professions.
For the third consecutive year, the National Inclusion Project has partnered with West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences to continue a program designed to enable both children with disabilities and those without to strengthen social skills and confidence through play.
West Virginia University’s search for the 65th Mountaineer Mascot has been narrowed to four candidates. All four finalists are West Virginia natives, and will don the buckskins and carry the musket to lead the crowd into cheers during the men's basketball game with Kansas State Saturday (Feb. 11).
A newly established endowment will support the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. The Sandra J. Elmore Academic Scholarship will provide scholarships for qualified students in the college.
Drs. Lynne and Andy Ostrow understand the value of education. As West Virginia University faculty members, the duo each spent 35 years helping students achieve their dreams at the University. Now, they are taking that passion for education one step further by providing $50,000 for scholarships at WVU.