Wednesday, July 29th 2015
Very best of West Virginia University honored through new display
To lift up and celebrate those professional success stories, an anonymous donor generously provided a gift to establish the Academy of Distinguished Alumni interactive display at The Erickson Alumni Center. With the touch of a finger visitors can learn about members of the Academy, including bios of each distinguished alumnus, media clips and other information about this elite group. Read more.
WVU Alum turns challenges into opportunities
Lt. Col. Eric Amissah dreamed of becoming a pilot for the U.S. Air Force. While enrolled in the WVU ROTC program he learned during a flight physical that he had scarring in the back of the retina and his dream of competing for a pilot slot was no longer a reality. And while many people would have given up, Amissah pushed on with the rugged determination that defines so many Mountaineers. Read more.
Andrew Worob takes on role as #socialworker for Bed Bath & Beyond
Andrew Worob ('05 BSJ) seizes every opportunity to learn new skillsets. In his role with Bed Bath & Beyond, he is shaping the company's social media presence to engage customers and build brand loyalty. He credits his WVU professors, hard work and the ability to adapt for his success. Learn more about this young alum.
At age 89, Lou Birurakis remains Mountaineer Strong
As a young boy, Lou Birurakis spent an abundance of time figuring out ways to watch WVU football. He sold Coca-Cola at games so he could watch his favorite team. And while Lou never played organized football growing up - he played at home with a milk can - he would become part of a team that eventually won the 1949 Sun Bowl. Hear more about Lou's story.
Couple's gift honors Mountaineer Mascot's hard work, determination
To don the buckskins and represent West Virginia University as the Mountaineer mascot is an honor that has been bestowed on fewer than 65 alumni. The mascot, a beloved symbol for fans, students and alumni all over the world, embodies the true spirit of the University. Alums Steve and Karen established a special endowment to support the efforts of this beloved WVU icon. Read more.
Academy of Distinguished Alumni Class of 2015
Four extraordinary Mountaineers joined an elite group of fewer than 100 West Virginia University graduates. Judith Hayes, Dr. Thomas Menighan, Dr. Rustin Moore and James Valenti are the newest members of the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni the highest honor the University bestows upon its graduates. Hear their stories.
This 94-year-old started his college career way back in the 40s and is finishing up some 70 years later. This Morgantown native will be one of the oldest graduates in the history of West Virginia University. Read his story.
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.