Donors to the University Fund, the annual giving program of the West Virginia University Foundation, gave $21.6 million in fiscal year 2017, an all-time high record. The previous record high was $21.4 million donated in fiscal year 2016.
Alumni and friends of West Virginia University and the Mountaineer Marching Band are being asked to help the band travel this fall, including a planned trip to Landover, Maryland, for the Sept. 3 football game against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Future students in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will benefit from an endowed scholarship created by a generous estate gift from West Virginia University alumni Charlie and Barbe Meredith.
At the heart of the West Virginia University Extension Service is a passion for the state and its people. That statement also holds true for Tara Curtis, the new director of communications and marketing for the University’s main outreach arm, bringing more than 20 years of public relations, communications and marketing experience to the unit.
A West Virginia University graduate who earned a physical education teacher education degree has established a new gift for the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the Mountaineer Athletic Club. Sandra and John Marshall have established the planned gift to provide support for students in CPASS, student-athlete scholarships and athletic capital project improvements.
West Virginia University’s College of Education and Human Services is partnering with the Morgantown Rotary Club to provide hearing aids to low income clients of the WVU Hearing Center through a fund created to honor the late Dr. Hugh Lindsay, MD, PhD.