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WVU Tech grads carry spirit of learning, sense of community into grad school

The college experience at WVU Tech includes a focus on experiential learning. Whether that’s something as complex as a semester-long internship or a single day of giving back to the community, putting skills to work in the real world is something every student is encouraged to do.

For graduates like Drew Lytton, ’17, and Felipe Sozinho, ’16, that drive to build experience beyond the classroom lasted well beyond graduation day. Today, the two are working as hard as ever, earning graduate degrees on the Morgantown campus. They’re also putting their skills to use as graduate assistants in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences office of Enrollment Management and Outreach.

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Engineer and educator: Legacy of Dr. Swami preserved in $85,000 scholarship

Dr. Steven Leftwich accepts a check for the SA Swami Memorial Scholarship

There’s a thirty year period running from the late sixties to the mid-nineties where students in WVU Tech’s civil engineering program worked alongside a rare breed of professor. His name was Dr. Shanmugam Armugam Swami – he went by S.A., or simply “Swami” – and his legacy as a dedicated educator has been honored in the form of a newly established scholarship.

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How to get to know a campus

They say there’s no better way to get to know a place than to see it for yourself, and that mindset has been driving students of all ages to WVU Tech’s Beckley campus over the last year.

Kent Gamble, Dean of Enrollment Services at WVU Tech, said that far more students have visited campus than in previous years.

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Fulbright Scholarship Program information sessions to be hosted on campus December 4

On Monday, December 4, WVU Tech students, faculty and administrators will have a chance to learn more about the Fulbright Program, where students, professors and professionals can earn scholarships to study or conduct research abroad.

Mr. Grant Stream-Gonzalez, Outreach and Recruitment Analyst at the Institute of International Education, will be on campus for a number of information sessions.

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WVU Tech hosting pieces of historic memorial quilt to raise awareness about HIV, AIDS

WVU Tech students view three pieces of the NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt in the library.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV and that one in seven of these people aren’t even aware that they’re infected. What’s more, college students fall within the category that makes up nearly a quarter of all new cases – and they’re the least likely to have access to the care they need.

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Telling the Tech tale abroad to bring bright new students home

WVU Tech chemistry professor, Dr. Hasan El-Rifai.

Ask any student at WVU Tech about their first experience with the school and they’ll likely tell you a story of meeting with an interesting faculty member. It’s an important part of the University’s process for recruiting new students. For international students, it’s a rare glimpse into the small school that they won’t find online.

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First Generation Week: Dr. Cynthia Hall’s road from first-gen to full-time faculty

Cynthia’s story is part of a weeklong series celebrating first-generation Golden Bears. They’re the first in their families to earn a four-year degree, and they’re the students, alumni, faculty and staff who are showing the world how one big first step can change everything.

Dr. Cynthia Hall is a psychology professor at WVU Tech. She grew up in Radford, Virginia, just under two hours southeast of Tech’s campus in Beckley.

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