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WVU Tech college of engineering and sciences runs on 'performance excellence' mindset

WVU Tech’s Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences has earned a reputation for quality academics and for producing work-ready engineers. For Dr. Zeljko Torbica, that reputation was a major draw.

Dean Torbica (or Dean Z as he’s known by the campus community) came to the university after a storied career in construction engineering and academia. He started out as a structural engineer. He worked for a multi-national firm that was active in more than 70 countries. He spearheaded a popular online construction management program at Drexel University and published research in a number of professional journals.

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WVU Tech featured in Newsweek's Best of ABET list for 2016

WVU Tech was among a dozen schools featured in Newsweek’s “The Best of ABET’s Accredited Programs 2016” list in early March.

The Newsweek piece was created in partnership with ABET. The article includes a description of ABET’s process and the importance of individual program accreditation. WVU Tech maintains nine ABET-accredited programs in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

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EdTalks Beckley connects business, industry and education

On Thursday, May 19, educators and members of industry gathered in WVU Tech’s Carter Hall on the Beckley campus for EdTalks Beckley. The topic of discussion: innovation in public education and strengthening the state’s workforce.

Hosted by the  Education Alliance, the EdTalks series connects education to industry throughout the state in presentations and networking events. Thursday’s event in Beckley brought together more than 60 attendees and featured speakers with corporate, community and higher education perspectives.

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Students Support Services wraps up successful year, plans for a busy fall semester

The semester is winding down and many departments at WVU Tech are already gearing up for August. Student Support Services (SSS) at WVU Tech is one such program, and the team at SSS has big plans for a busy fall.

The program served more than 200 students in the 2016-2017 academic year. It offers  a wide range of services to students who qualify as low-income, first-generation or disabled. Program participants also have access to unique off-campus cultural and professional development events.

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2016 Homecoming theme announced

We recently asked the WVU Tech community to vote on a theme for next fall’s Homecoming celebration. With 63% of the vote, the winning 2016 Homecoming theme is “Celebrating a Legacy Through the Decades.”

The theme celebrates the history of WVU Tech, West Virginia and its people. We’ll be developing decades-themed events and activities over the summer months, so keep an eye on WVU Tech’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for more information.

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