Jason Hubbart, an educator and researcher at West Virginia University, is acutely aware of the importance of quality drinking water in a society and for its people and he is compelled to help others understand that as well.
West Virginia University alumnus George R. Farmer Jr. was a successful attorney who devoted his career to carrying on the giving tradition of one of West Virginia’s most celebrated benefactors. In doing so, he helped transform his alma mater and the Morgantown community through impactful philanthropic giving that will be remembered long beyond his passing Monday, at the age of 92.
Not only do West Virginia University’s newest graduates have much to celebrate in a year that defied traditions and norms, as they enter the next phase of their lives, they are drawing strength from being tested and are instilled with the most critical skills for succeeding in the 21st century: adaptability, resilience and purpose.
A growing number of scholarships are available to students in the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s in-demand histotechnology program, which prepares graduates to work in a challenging scientific field that offers ample well-paid job opportunities.
As West Virginia became the epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic, donor dollars brought Dr. Judith Feinberg to the West Virginia University School of Medicine to expand research focused on the intersection of addiction and infectious disease. More than five years later, her work is making a difference by expanding testing and increasing access to treatments for diseases spread through injection drug use – HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
A $2 million gift from the Hayhurst family will strengthen West Virginia University’s entrepreneurship network and support a new facility at Reynolds Hall, the future home of the Chambers College of Business and Economics, to foster student innovation through collaboration.
The visionary namesake behind West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics is empowering underrepresented students to transform West Virginia’s economy through entrepreneurship and innovation via a new Chambers Fellows program.
Students in medicine at West Virginia University’s main campus and chemistry at West Virginina University Institute of Technology will benefit from a nearly $1.4 million estate gift made by Mary Lou Hudnall.