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WVU Tech announces dean’s and president’s lists for spring 2022

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) has released its Spring 2022 Dean’s and President’s lists.

A total of 285 students earned honors during the spring semester.

In all, 160 students were named to the Dean’s list, having earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. The University’s President’s list included 125 students who earned a 4.0 GPA.

The President’s and Dean’s list for both the Leonard C. Nelson School of Engineering and Sciences and the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences can be found here.

Students majoring in nursing or pre-nursing will be listed under the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences lists.

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WVU Tech to host summer visit days

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) is hosting several days of summer visits, giving students a chance to learn more about the school and opportunities at Tech throughout the summer.

Tech’s summer visit days are June 3, July 1 and August 5.

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WVU Tech announces Golden Bear basketball camps this summer

This summer, local students interested in taking their basketball skills to the next level can participate in WVU Tech’s Golden Bear basketball camps. The camps will be in Van Meter Gymnasium at 350 South Kanawha Street in Beckley on the WVU Tech campus. The first camp will be June 6-9, 2022 and the second August 1-4, 2022.

The camps are open to students ages 8 to 14 years old. Those 8-10 years old will attend the camp from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and the 11-14 age group will play from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

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WVU Tech announces 2022 first-year student excellence award winner

WVU Tech has announced the nominees and the winner of the First Year Student Excellence Award for 2022. There were three nominees this year.

The award acknowledges one student who embodies academic excellence, outstanding leadership, involvement in their community and positively representing the university. The winner will speak at the convocation ceremony in August, which will welcome the next class of new students.

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WVU Tech to honor William Benn, Vietnam veteran, and grant posthumous degree during commencement ceremony

West Virginia Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) will be honoring a former student and Vietnam veteran at their commencement ceremony in May. William "Bill" Benn died while serving in Vietnam on a hiatus from his studies in civil engineering at Tech. Benn’s siblings and several family members will travel from their home in New Jersey to accept the degree on his behalf.

Benn made the journey from his hometown of Lakewood, New Jersey to Montgomery, West Virginia in the 1960s. He came to WVU Tech through the suggestion of an alumnus, Edwin Brandt, who was his physical education teacher in high school. Brandt was a former Tech football player and encouraged him to enroll at Tech. Benn came to Tech from a tight-knit, blue-collar family with five siblings. His siblings recalled him taking the train from New Jersey to rural West Virginia.

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WVU Tech to graduate first cohort of construction management program

Commencement is always a time of celebration and new beginnings. This spring, four WVU Tech graduates will be the first to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, the first and only degree of its kind in the state.

Tristen Nesmith of Shady Spring, West Virginia, Ryan Perry of Kanawha Falls, West Virginia, Lucas Berg from Petersburg, West Virginia and Joshua Staines of Strathfield, Sydney, Australia are graduating in May from the construction management program. Three of them have already accepted positions as project engineers at construction companies, while one is in talks with a construction company in Florida and expects to accept a job offer there soon.

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