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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.

Acclaimed WVU astrophysicist elected to elite National Academy of Sciences, a first for the University

Maura McLaughlin, West Virginia University Eberly Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected as a new member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in the scientific world. “Professor McLaughlin’s election signifies the continued growth of WVU as one of America’s great research universities,” WVU Vice President for Research Fred King 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.

Top WVU seniors named, eight honored with 2024 Order of Augusta

Eight members of the West Virginia University Class of 2024 who have made remarkable achievements across academic disciplines while using the power of purpose to serve others and foster innovation for a sustainable future are among the talented student leaders honored with the Order of Augusta, the most prestigious University student award.

Science for a better world: Private support aids WVU Ruby Scholars in chasing research dreams

Recipients of the Ruby Scholars Graduate Fellows program at West Virginia University are conducting impactful research focused on enhancing public health, ensuring food safety, improving cancer treatment and more. Many of these students may have never found their purpose without opportunities to engage in undergraduate research and private support to help them pursue their passions.