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Meet the grads: 12 WVU College of Law graduates accepted to federal, state clerkships

A dozen members of the West Virginia University College of Law Class of 2024 have secured clerkships with state and federal judges. Through tailored coursework, mentorship from federal judges and guidance out of the newly established Clerkship Committee, WVU Law students are well-equipped for clerkships, which provide invaluable experience in legal research and writing.

Meet the grads: Tylor Yost, WVU Davis College

Morgantown native Tylor Yost will graduate from the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Saturday (May 11) with his bachelor's degree in animal and nutritional sciences. During his time on campus, he has worked on various research projects that have propelled him toward a future he didn’t realize was possible.

Meet the grads: Yohanna Berhanu, WVU School of Pharmacy

Yohanna Berhanu is a native of Morgantown and soon-to-be PharmD graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. After graduation, Berhanu will pursue a postdoctoral pharmaceutical industry fellowship and said she will miss the amazing students, faculty and staff that she’s come to know during her time at WVU.

Meet the grads: Claire Ullom, WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Claire Ullom always liked math and people, so she embarked on a career path that would utilize both — accounting. She set her sights on PwC, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms where jobs are notoriously competitive. The West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics prepared her so well with the Master of Accountancy program that she has been able to land a full-time position with the firm.

Meet the grads: David Malecki, WVU Reed College of Media

Sarver, Pennsylvania native David Malecki, who will graduate with his master’s degree in integrated marketing communications during Commencement 2024, said he recommends students new to West Virginia University take advantage of every opportunity as soon as they arrive on campus. “The first few weeks are a crucial time to define your college career,” he said.

Meet the grads: Haley Link, WVU School of Medicine

West Virginia University School of Medicine student Haley Link chose her major to make a difference in the communication abilities of those around her. Growing up in a military family, she saw firsthand the damage that can be done to a person's hearing and the effects hearing loss has on communication.

Meet the grads: Carmen Camino Falcon, WVU Tech

Carmen Camino Falcon, originally from Peruto del Rosario, Spain, has spent the last five years at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. She completed her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering last May and is graduating again this spring with a degree in mathematics. After graduation, she will work for Worley, a chemical and structural engineering company in Charleston.

Meet the grads: Mackenzie Wensel, WVU School of Dentistry

Mackenzie Wenzel from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, will cross the Commencement stage after completing her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She chose West Virginia University School of Dentistry because she said it felt like a home away from home since the first time she visited campus.