Cancer fosters bittersweet connections. Virtually everyone has felt its devastating impact one way or another – including West Virginia University alumnus Pete Zulia, who lost his father to lung cancer more than 25 years ago.
Four eminent West Virginia University alumni were appointed to serve the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors at its fourth quarterly meeting on Friday, June 4. Kamau Brown, Gabrielle St. Léger, Nesha Sanghavi and Monté Williams have been selected to serve six-year terms.
West Virginia University Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore, Esq. is the new president of the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Her term officially began on June 1.
Following a year of missed milestones, celebrations and traditions, West Virginia University’s first in-person commencement ceremony since December 2019 ushered in a renewed sense of optimism for the nearly 4,500 graduates who walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in four ceremonies this weekend (May 15-16).
As nearly 4,500 students gear up for the first in-person Commencement at WVU in nearly two years, President Gordon Gee could not help but to soak in the atmosphere beforehand at Milan Puskar Stadium in this edition of Gee Mail.
The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday, April 27, that the University of Tennessee will play West Virginia University in the 2028 Duke's Mayo Classic in Charlotte. West Virginia will be designated the home team for the game at Bank of America Stadium. The game is set for Saturday, September 2, 2028. The kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
A West Virginia University tradition, although delayed by a global pandemic, was held Friday, April 23, as Timmy Eads passed the Mountaineer Mascot rifle to Colson Glover, who began his second year in the buckskins with the spring football Gold-Blue game on Saturday, April 24.
West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons has announced a two-year contract extension for football head coach Neal Brown that will run through the 2026 season.