A barrier-breaking physician and a successful entrepreneur, both natives of West Virginia and graduates of West Virginia University, will provide real-life examples of success for graduates at the University’s December commencement.
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee’s knack for risk-taking is generally well-known, as is his encouragement to students to live lives based on their passions, not their fears. In his weekend (May 10-12) commencement addresses to WVU graduates across campus, Gee urged future risk balanced on what they’ve learned.
In a weekend of commencement events May 9-12, West Virginia University’s nearly 4,600 graduates will hear from a host of speakers whose pasts have earned them a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy, a spot as a cyber-security top cop — and one whose career has begun before she leaves middle school.
West Virginia University has released its graduation honors for the fall 2018 semester. A total of 1,438 students graduated from the University in December. A total of 3,730 students were named to the Dean’s list for fall 2018. Those on the Dean’s list received a 3.5 GPA or higher. A total of 2,296 students were named to the President’s list after receiving a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
West Virginia University students who walked across the commencement stage Saturday (Dec. 15) may feel the world they’re entering is uncertain, but the sure thing in their lives is that their Morgantown experience has changed them.
A total of 4,120 students graduated from the University in May. A total of 3,532 students were named to the Dean’s list for spring 2018. Those on the Dean’s list received a 3.5 GPA or higher. A total of 2,171 students were named to the President’s list after receiving a perfect 4.0 grade point average.