Monday, September 1st 2014
Tech savvy alum a 'force' to be reckoned with in social media
Amber Corrin was named one of Huffington Post's Top Technology Professionals on Twitter for a reason. Her interest in military technology, paired with her experience covering defense IT and the energy sector, helped solidify the skill set that she would eventually use to land her current position as senior staff writer at Gannett Government Media where she covers defense for two of its online news resources, Federal Times and C4ISR & Networks. Read more about this awesome Mountaineer.
Delaware Family Picnic Brings Mountaineers Together
Each year, alumni, parents and students descend up on the home of Bud & Edna Pierce for food, swimming, Mountaineer camaraderie and lots of fun. This year President Gordon Gee was the special guest and attendees loved getting some one-one-one time (and a few selfies) with him. For more than 35 years, Edna has been opening her home to Mountaineers. Her late husband, Gene Bennett, was a WVU grad and Edna has been keeping this tradition going in his memory.
Graduates Emeritus Celebrate 50-Year Reunion
It was great to welcome back the Class of 1964, as well as other Graduates Emeritus, for our reunion (June 6-7). Alumni and friends enjoyed a weekend full of time to reminisce, reconnect and enjoy the sights and sounds of campus. Members of the Class of 1965 and other eligible grads: Mark your calendars for the 2015 reunion June 5-6. We hope to see you back in 2015!
It's all fun and games for WVU alum Sean Gaston
Educational applications for smartphones are on the rise throughout gaming world. And WVU grad Sean Gaston is using his technical knowledge and passion of Asian culture as an employee of XING to build educational applications for children. The Morgantown native's passion and educational experience provided a natural fit for his global adventure. Read more about Sean's amazing journey.
Mountaineers on a mission in Haiti
A group of Mountaineers participated in a medical mission to Haiti. During the five-day trip, members saw more than 1,200 Haitians in need of medical assistance. The group included: John Anderson ('70 BSBA); Marcia Hetzel Anderson ('72 BS English Ed); Catherine Greenwald Perry ('72 BS Elementary Ed); Shelly Marsh Hodges ('91 Pharmacy); Lora Higginbotham Hayes ('71 BSN); Rick Hayes ('70 BA Zoology, '74 MD); Emily Jeffrey ('99 Pharmacy); and Mark Painter ('14 Pharmacy).
More than 400 WVU students awarded scholarships
The WVU Alumni Association, through its Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, awarded more than 400 scholarships to WVU students totaling more than $450,000. Students and their families enjoyed a reception in their honor where they personally met with trustees from the LPEF, as well as special guest West Virginia University President E.Gordon Gee. Read more about the LPEF scholarship program.
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.
New alumni chapter in Shanghai Extends WVU's Global Footprint
WVU grads never truly leave their alma mater behind. They constantly serve as ambassadors; always proudly carrying the Flying WV. That Mountaineer pride is felt all over the world, thanks to the efforts of international graduates. The University recently helped to officially launch the Shanghai Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association to bring graduates together and provide opportunities for them to become more involved in the life of WVU. Read more about the new chapter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.