16 May

Four students from West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) have been named recipients of the University’s A.W. “Alex” Walmsley Engineering Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year: Joseph Ferguson, Travis Allen, Coty Lusk and Joshua Painter.

Ferguson is a freshman electrical engineering student from Montgomery, W.Va. Allen is a freshman from Mount Nebo, W.Va., in the electrical engineering program. Lusk is a junior electrical engineering student from Fenwick, W.Va. A native of Kanawha County, Painter is a junior electrical engineering major.

The scholarship provides financial assistance for West Virginia students enrolled in WVU Tech’s electrical engineering program that demonstrate academic promise. Preference is given to students from Kanawha, Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Mercer counties.

The Walmsley Electrical Engineering Scholarship was established in 2009 by John T. Jack Walmsley in honor of his father, Alexander Wareing Walmsley. Alexander Walmsley was a registered professional engineer serving the Alloy, Glen Ferris and Hawks Nest communities. He was also a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

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