WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

High school students can now start tracking WVU scholarship earning potential through new online platform

Prospective West Virginia University students who begin assessing their college options in their early high school years can now start tracking their financial options, too. Starting as early as their freshman year of high school, aspiring Mountaineers can track their progress toward scholarship dollars at WVU through RaiseMe, a free online enterprise that makes calculating scholarship dollars more accessible.

WVU Native American Studies Program to host 25th anniversary peace tree events

The Native American Studies Program at West Virginia University welcomes the public to its annual Peace Tree Ceremony Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. While the peace tree is located between Martin and Elizabeth Moore halls, this year's ceremony will take place in the Mountainlair Student Union's Blue Ballroom due to forecasted rain.

WVU receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award

For the second consecutive year, West Virginia University’s efforts in diversity and inclusion have been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.