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From Lab Partners to Life Partners: How One Couple’s 25-year Marriage Began With a Chance Meeting in Physics Class

“I pick her.” That’s the first conversation Eric Bess ‘96 had with Missy Wymer ’94 when he picked her as his lab partner in College Physics II, taught by Dr. Carlson at WVU Tech in Montgomery in fall of 1993. Normally shy, Eric immediately felt comfortable around Missy. Their first date was attending a church Christmas play together that year. The couple got engaged in Myrtle Beach in 1997 and married in 1998.

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WVU Tech Announces Homecoming 2023 Schedule

Beckley, W. Va. – West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) has announced its full schedule of homecoming events, many free and open to the public. The homecoming theme is “There’s no place like Tech” and will run February 6 through 12.  WVU Tech’s homecoming is sponsored this year by WVNS 59 News and the Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association.

There will be three days of spirit activities that encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to participate and share your WVU Tech spirit on social media. Wednesday, February 8 is costume day, Thursday, February 9 is Anything but a Backpack day and Friday, February 10 is WVU Tech Spirit Day, encouraging everyone to wear their best gold and blue.

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