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Childhood challenges inspire WVU grad’s lifelong commitment to education

Chaolu Chen grew up in the rural rice fields of China but set her eyes on a brighter future that brought her all the way to WVU as a graduate student in the 1980s. Over the past year, she has contributed $115,000 to benefit the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the WVU Alumni Association, helping study abroad students and graduate students in the history program.

$1M planned gift builds upon Gosnell family legacy at WVU

Devon Gosnell, of Germantown, Tennessee, pledged $1 million of her estate to support scholarships and more at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law and Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

Five students named WVU Mountaineers of Distinction

Recognized for their exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement, Matthew Hudson, Giana Loretta, Sonia-Frida Ndifon, Trevor Swiger and Callyn Zeigler have been named the West Virginia University 2022 Mountaineers of Distinction, a Mountaineer Week tradition.

WVU Board of Governors tackles student success, budget adjustments

The University is also designing a new budget model which will focus on revenue generating units that allocates revenue and expenses more clearly and is aligned with WVU’s strategic objectives. The FY24 budget will be based on the new model and factor in the state’s new higher education funding formula.