Gov. Justice, Brad & Alys Smith, and West Virginia University launch Ascend WV remote worker program

Gov. Jim Justice announced on Monday (April 12) the launch of the nation’s premier remote work program, aimed at recruiting outdoor enthusiast professionals to the Mountain State. The program, called Ascend WV, supported by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys, will allow adventurers to enjoy world-class recreation, uncrowded spaces, and a low cost of living while staying fully connected to their jobs, and it comes with the country’s best remote worker incentive package: $12,000 and a year’s worth of free outdoor recreation.

WVU Foundation inducts new Irvin Stewart Society members

The West Virginia University Foundation honored donors whose recent planned gifts will benefit the future of the University. The Irvin Stewart Society virtually welcomed 132 new members at its 26th celebration event April 9. WVU President Gordon Gee and WVU Foundation President & CEO Cindi Roth were main speakers at the event. A recorded version of the ceremony is available here.

Private support aids efforts to control, contain COVID-19 by studying variants

Private philanthropic support is driving timely COVID-19 research by West Virginia University that could ultimately save lives in the Mountain State. The Virginia-based Foster Family Foundation provided $75,000 to support collaborative efforts to identify variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

$18.1M in scholarship support raised to benefit WVU students

In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, West Virginia University alumni and friends have contributed over $18.1 million to ensure students can achieve their dreams by enrolling at WVU or proceeding with their education.