Sunday, December 8th 2013
The Academy of Distinguished Alumni
For 145 years, West Virginia University has helped to mold international leaders, business owners, entertainers, doctors and volunteers, among others. Its graduates have achieved international and national acclaim in their respective fields. Please help us identify those WVU graduates who should be considered for this prestigious honor. We are currently accepting nominations for the Class of 2014, and we encourage you to submit nominations.
Graduates Emeritus recognized
The Class of 1963 and other 50+ year graduates returned home to campus to enjoy a weekend filled with old friends, special speakers, tour of campus and induction ceremony as part of Graduate Emeritus Weekend (June 7-8). More than 120 attendees were part of the weekend long festivities. Plans are under way for the 2014 celebration tentatively scheduled for June 6-7, 2014.
Mountaineers In Maine
The Flying WV goes north. A group of alums and friends caught up during a vacation at Walker's Point near Kennebunkport, Maine. Pictured are (front, l-r): Ron Fitts with WVU alums Laurel Leithauser Fitts, Jim Dolbeare, Vicki Comer Hoover, Sandi Lempner Dolbeare, Susan Haning and Brian Hoover. Back row, l-r: Alums David Sunday and Joy Huddilston Sunday. Way to show that gold and blue love!
"Flying" the WV
Alumni and friends of West Virginia University proudly carry the Flying WV no matter where they go. WVU alum Brian Neilan shows his gold and blue spirit during a break from fighter pilot training at Laughlin AFB in del Rio, Texas. (Photo submitted by Karen Neilan)
WVU alum involved in case 70 million years in the making
It's hard to say "No" to the president of a country when he calls asking for help concerning the auctioning of a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton, or at least that's what Houston attorney and WVU grad Robert Painter learned early last summer. Read his amazing story. - Photo courtesy of Painter Law Firm, Andrew King, photographer.
Showing the love for WVU
Saeid Houshmandyar (PHD '10) and his wife, Nafiseh Bayat ('11), took this beautiful photo at Tochal on top of Tehran, Iran. What a wonderful way to show off that Mountaineer spirit!
If you've visited a Burger King, Sheetz or Five Guys recently, you've likely encountered an innovative fountain machine that provides more than 100 different drink options. That is Coca-Cola FreestyleŽ one of the "coolest products of the decade" (along with Apple's iPhone and iPad), as named by Forbes.com in 2011. And the man behind Freestyle just happens to be a WVU graduate. Read more about the man behind Coca-Cola Freestyle.
Where in the world has your Flying WV been?
Nathan & Kacey Hoot showed off their Flying WV at Cataratas Cortes in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Nathan and Kacey are both 2007 grads of the WVU College of Business & Economics. Show us where your Flying WV has been - e-mail email@example.com.