Major: Computer Science
I will always remember hanging out in the Mountainlair while at WVU.
Major: Finance, Economics
My degrees will allow me to excel competitively in global financial markets, the most Darwinian of all environments.
I will always remember the mutual encouragement to follow your dreams and pursue your passions while at WVU.
Major: Elementary Education
My degree will allow me to educate students inside the classroom to change the world outside of it.
My degree will allow me to embark on an entirely new and exciting career path after 20 years in radio. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity.
Major: Physical Education Teacher Education
Hometown: Damascus, Maryland
I would tell my freshman self that all things in life take time and to just be patient.
Major: Human Nutrition and Foods
Hometown: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
My degree will allow me to help change the way we approach mental health. Diet plays a huge role in how we feel mentally but we often focus on just the physical aspects. I would like to investigate the role of nutrition on mental health and use it in conjunction with other therapies to create real, sustainable solutions.
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Kirkuk, Iraq
My degree will allow me to better communicate, understand and serve larger population in West Virginia and across the world.
Hometown: Allison Park, Pennsylvania
I would tell my freshman self to not wait until later years to join U92 and the Daily Athenaeum because they were the best opportunities that I had to develop myself as a sports writer and broadcaster.
Major: Dental Surgery
Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia
I would tell my freshman self to not be discouraged. There are going to be some days when you feel you cannot make it, but you will. We have a great support system. If you need help, go ask.
Major: Physical Therapy
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
My degree will allow me to help others reach their goals and continue doing the things they love.
I would tell my freshman self to never stop finding yourself. WVU has opened up doors I didn’t know were there. I have found my passions. I have evolved over the last five years into someone I never thought I would be, but someone I am proud to say that I have become.
I would tell my freshman self that it's okay if you don't know what you want to do. Take as many classes and join as many clubs as you can, and you will find something you love.
Hometown: An Giang, Vietnam
I will always remember my friends in the epidemiology program and Collegiate Recovery Program, spending time at the Student Recreation Center and riding on the PRT while at WVU.