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Hoylman family support spurs innovation at WVU Cancer Institute

Don Hoylman and his wife, Marcella, first began giving to the WVU Cancer Institute in the 1980s. Their giving escalated after Hoylman became a patient himself and culminated with a transformational leadership donation made through his trust in 2018. Following his passing three years later at the age of 91, the Hoylman family’s generosity continues to spur innovation at the WVU Cancer Institute.

Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust makes $50M gift to build new cancer hospital

The cancer care available to West Virginians took a positive turn Tuesday (April 2) with a transformational gift of $50 million the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust is making to the West Virginia University Cancer Institute. The gift will be the catalyst for a new, state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer hospital that is part of the WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital complex in Morgantown.

WVU Day of Giving sets new records for dollars raised, gifts received

Supporters of West Virginia University donated a record $30.4 million Wednesday (March 20) during the University’s seventh Day of Giving. More than 8,500 gifts were made during the 24-hour online fundraising event held across the University system, also a new record. The $30.4 million figure tops 2023’s WVU Day of Giving record of $18.1 million raised from more than 8,200 gifts.

WVU BOG takes initial steps in University presidential search process

The West Virginia University Board of Governors is beginning to establish the process that will be followed for the hiring of the next University president. During a special meeting Monday (March 18), the Board approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for BOG Governance Rule 1.3 — Presidential Selection, Contracts and Evaluation. The new Rule outlines the guiding principles for presidential selection, employment and evaluation.

WVU Baseball facility renamed Kendrick Family Ballpark

The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in conjunction with the WVU Foundation, has announced a generous gift from Ken Kendrick, Arizona Diamondbacks owner and WVU alumnus, to support the WVU Baseball program. The gift includes the renaming of Monongalia County Ballpark. The facility now will be known as Kendrick Family Ballpark at the Monongalia County Baseball Complex.

Blakemore to be honored with street dedication

Legendary West Virginia University women's basketball coach Kittie Blakemore will have a street on the Evansdale Campus named in her honor when the University dedicates Kittie Blakemore Drive Feb. 24 before the women's basketball game against Baylor. Previously known as Rec Center Drive, the street begins at Morrill Way and ends at the Student Rec Center.