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First Generation Week: The many lives of Tech tutor Phil Redden

Phil’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.

Anyone who’s been tutored through WVU Tech’s TRIO Student Support Services program in the last two decades knows Phil Redden. He’s the go-to math guy and he’s built a great career at Tech.

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First Generation Week: How Tech grad Brianna Whaley is doing her part to heal her community

Brianna’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.

Brianna grew up in South Point, Ohio. It’s almost as far south as one can travel and still be in the state, and just under 4,000 people call it home.

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First Generation Week to celebrate pioneering students, faculty and staff

First-generation students are those who become the first in their immediate family to earn a four-year degree. It’s a badge of honor, and for many, it’s a badge that’s hard-won.

Scott Robertson, Assistant Dean of Students for TRIO and Diversity Programs at WVU Tech, said that these students often face unique challenges in both getting into college and earning their degrees.

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LaunchLab at WVU Tech helps students bring big ideas to life

With any venture, sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Johann Goethe, an 18th-century statesman, author and scientist, famously said that “what is not started will never get finished,” and that simple concept has been the driving force behind some of the best businesses and inventions of the modern world.

Sometimes, it just takes that first step to build something big. That’s where the LaunchLab at WVU Tech comes in.

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Celebrating WVU Tech’s global family

The international student wall in the WVU Tech Admissions House

WVU Tech students come from all walks of life. The student body represents nearly every county in West Virginia. They represent 30 states and come from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Saturday events set to focus on domestic violence awareness

On Saturday, October 14, men and women from WVU Tech and the Beckley area will meet in front Carter Hall to kick off a day of activities designed to raise awareness about the issues of domestic violence in the Raleigh County area.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so to gather the community around the issue, WVU Tech’s Counseling Service is teaming up with the Women’s Resource Center for “Love Shouldn’t Hurt.” It’s a series of activities that will get people talking about relationship violence and domestic abuse.

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