WVU student awarded national fellowship to work with imprisoned populations

A West Virginia University student passionate about enriching educational opportunities and resources for imprisoned people in West Virginia has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by the Campus Compact, the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement.

WVU student is finalist for Truman Scholarship

Emma Harrison found her passion for expanding educational opportunities for imprisoned people in a West Virginia University class she shared with incarcerated men. That passion has led to her selection as a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship, the premier award for those who are pursuing careers in public service.

Recent graduate named WVU's first Gates Cambridge scholar

When Dillon Muhly-Alexander became the first student from Doddridge County High School to be named a West Virginia University Foundation Scholar, it was because of the leadership and compassion he showed for others by creating a backpack program to supply food to at-risk children. Now he has another first for his already impressive resume—the first WVU student to be named a Gates-Cambridge Scholar.

Recent graduate is first WVU finalist for international Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Dillon Muhly-Alexander, a 2017 West Virginia University graduate, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, an award that funds graduate study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Muhly-Alexander, who was also a Rhodes finalist in 2017, is WVU’s first Gates Cambridge finalist.

WVU student to study in South Africa on Gilman Scholarship

A West Virginia University student with aspirations of becoming an anthropologist will spend the spring term in South Africa as a Gilman Scholar. London Orzolek, a junior majoring in anthropology and women’s and gender studies, is from Wheeling.

WVU student competing for international Schwarzman Scholarship

Colin Lopez, a recent West Virginia University graduate, has been named a semi-finalist for the Schwarzman Scholarship, a program that prepares global leaders through a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Burgess, Lusk named 2017 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer

West Virginia University has named Garrett Burgess and Savannah Lusk the 2017 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer. A Mountaineer Week tradition, the award recognizes student’s exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

2017 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer candidates named as part of Mountaineer Week, Oct. 20-29

West Virginia University has announced the finalists for Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer 2017, an award that recognizes students’ exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. A Mountaineer Week tradition, Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer will be named at the Saturday (Oct. 28) WVU football game vs. Oklahoma State at Milan Puskar Stadium.