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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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First Generation Week: How Tyesha White is solving the mysteries of college - and her career

Tyesha’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.

Tyesha White is a forensic investigation major at WVU Tech. She plans to put her skills to work wherever she can to help solve crimes, and has a particular interest in fingerprinting, photography, firearms and crime scene investigation.

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So much more than money: How scholarships are helping Tech students make their mark

A scholarship can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For parents and guardians, it can be a weight lifted. For students, it’s a powerful motivational tool. For donors, it can be a way to leave a legacy after a successful career or to extend a helping hand to those who have the drive, but not the means, to chase down that dream career.

For students like Leland Swafford, a sophomore psychology major from Beckley, West Virginia, a scholarship is a launch pad for a career that benefits others.

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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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