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West Virginia, WVU and NBA legend Jerry West passes away at age 86

Jerry West, the greatest athlete in West Virginia state sports history, died peacefully in his Los Angeles home, the Los Angeles Clippers announced Wednesday (June 12). No person or athlete is more identified with the Mountain State than Jerry West, whose name was on the front and the back of his Mountaineer basketball uniform.

WVU to induct six into Order of Vandalia

For their loyalty and service to West Virginia University, six Mountaineers will be inducted into the Order of Vandalia during a Friday (June 7) ceremony. The 2024 inductees are Patricia Bibbee, Sue Day-Perroots, Mike Fulton, Ranjit K. Majumder, Robert Orders and Sophia Peterson.

WVU alumna awarded Rangel Fellowship to pursue foreign service career

West Virginia University alumna and global citizen Giana Loretta is a recipient of the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. The Shinnston native is the second WVU alumnus to secure the prestigious fellowship which provides up to $42,000 annually for two years to students who plan to earn master’s degrees and begin careers in the foreign service.

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.