WVU Tech Service Week: It’s not all work and no play

Students pose for a photo during Spring Fling

WVU Tech Service Week runs from April 22 until April 30. It’s a weeklong celebration of our communities where student and staff volunteers can have an impact. There’s work to be done during the week of service, but there’s fun to be had, too.

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West Virginia University Board of Governors authorizes term sheet with KVC Health Systems

Today, the WVU Board of Governors authorized a term sheet for a lease-purchase agreement with KVC Health Systems for facilities on the Montgomery Campus. This agreement is an intent to lease, which details the obligations related to maintenance, payments and purchase. KVC intends to use the facilities to operate a specialized career college for youth aging out of foster care, a move that WVU President Gordon Gee called “a tremendous plus for the campus and community.”

“We are pleased with this agreement and what this will mean for the future of the campus in Montgomery,” shared WVU Tech Campus President Carolyn Long. “There is enormous potential here for the community and for the students who will benefit from this innovative new school.”

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Tech students recognized by contractor’s association for outstanding academics

WVU Tech students Dakota Smith and Joshua Workman were recently awarded scholarships from the Contractors Association of West Virginia Scholarship Foundation at CAWV’s State Meeting in Charleston.

Civil engineering major Dakota Smith received a scholarship from the foundation for his work at Tech. The Sumerco, West Virginia native is in his sophomore year and is an active member of the WVU Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He eventually wants to land a career where he can work in his areas of interest: buildings, bridges and geotechnical engineering. 

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Robertson to take helm at multi-state TRIO association

WVU Tech SSS director Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson, Assistant Dean of Students for TRIO Programs and SSS Director at WVU Tech, was sworn in as president of the Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel during the organization’s 2017 conference in Charleston, West Virginia.

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WVU Tech Baja SAE team featured in national magazine

The April issue of Momentum

An article written by WVU Tech Baja SAE team member Noah Morrison was featured in the latest issue of Momentum, a student-focused magazine published by the Society of Automotive Engineers. “Golden Bear Strong” shares the team’s unique challenges and hopes for the season as they prepare for spring competition. 

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