On Saturday, May 6, more 180 graduates gathered in the Neal D. Baisi Athletic Center gymnasium in Montgomery for the last WVU Tech commencement ceremony on the more than 100-year-old campus.
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WVU Tech will see a round of commencement events on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.
On Friday, May 5, the first multicultural graduation ceremony will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. The ceremony will highlight the college’s diverse graduating population and will swear in new officers to the Black Student Union. David M. Fryson, Esq., WVU Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony.
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On Wednesday, April 26, dozens of students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Room to celebrate the second-annual Lavender Graduation. Hosted by Tech Alliance, the ceremony recognized graduating seniors and installed new officers for the organization. Tech Alliance is a student-led LGBTQ+ and Ally organization promoting awareness and education while providing support to the WVU Tech campus and the LGBTQ+ community.
WVU Tech Service Week is April 22-30. The event allows Golden Bear volunteers to connect with and serve a wide range of communities. As part of the week’s events, the WVU Tech Counseling Center will host a screening of the documentary “Audrie & Daisy” in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
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.
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.”
April 22-30 is WVU Tech Service week – a weeklong celebration of community engagement packed with ways for students to give back to the community.