Summer’s here, and this week is the start of WVU Tech’s summer camp season. Middle and high school students from throughout the state will gather on the Beckley campus in June and July for three summer programs to study forensic investigation and STEM fields.
Some may have noticed an increase in noise and activity near the WVU Tech HiRise residence hall on the Montgomery campus recently as preparations are made for demolition of the building.
As part of the lease-purchase agreement with KVC
Health Systems, WVU has hired Dore & Associates through the state bidding
process to raze and remove the structure. The tentative date for demolition of
HiRise is Sunday, June 4, but preparations for the removal have already begun.
On Saturday, May 6, more 180 graduates gathered in the Neal D. Baisi Athletic Center gymnasium in Montgomery for the last WVU Tech commencement ceremony on the more than 100-year-old campus.
WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.
Here’s what our faculty members have been up to:
WVU Tech will see a round of commencement events on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.
On Friday, May 5, the first multicultural graduation ceremony will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. The ceremony will highlight the college’s diverse graduating population and will swear in new officers to the Black Student Union. David M. Fryson, Esq., WVU Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony.
From Dave Robbins, coordinator for RBA and aviation management programs
By Victoria L. Cann
On Wednesday, April 26, dozens of students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Room to celebrate the second-annual Lavender Graduation. Hosted by Tech Alliance, the ceremony recognized graduating seniors and installed new officers for the organization. Tech Alliance is a student-led LGBTQ+ and Ally organization promoting awareness and education while providing support to the WVU Tech campus and the LGBTQ+ community.
WVU Tech Service Week is April 22-30. The event allows Golden Bear volunteers to connect with and serve a wide range of communities. As part of the week’s events, the WVU Tech Counseling Center will host a screening of the documentary “Audrie & Daisy” in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
WVU Tech Service Week runs from April 22 until April 30. It’s a weeklong celebration of our communities where student and staff volunteers can have an impact. There’s work to be done during the week of service, but there’s fun to be had, too.