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At the WVU Alumni Association, we understand the profound impact of storytelling in fostering connections and preserving the rich legacy of Mountaineers worldwide. Our spotlight collection serves as a testament to the diverse paths and remarkable achievements of our graduates, spanning across the globe. Each story is a nod to the resilience, ambition, and Mountaineer spirit that defines our community. Join us in exploring the inspiring journeys of our alumni and discovering the boundless possibilities that await within the WVU family.

John Walker is the President of the Houston Dynamo FC in Major League Soccer.

Watch: John Walker

“I really think the folks at WVU gave me the confidence to continue with my style; they were really supportive.” Jeff Moores, a professional illustrator, has worked with several major publications and companies including Time Magazine, Forbes, Newsweek, Business Week, Polaroid, and Burger King.

Watch: Jeff Moores

Daniel Catullo is the co-founder and CEO of City Drive Studios and has worked on a number of projects and films for big names including Mariah Carey, Foo Fighters, and Rage Against the Machine. However, he believes that it is one of his smallest productions, “Breathe, Nolan, Breathe” that will have the most impact.

Watch: Daniel Catullo

“We really try to be true to the process that was used back in day when printing presses were state of the art technology,” says Betsy. “You’re really holding a piece of history.” Emily adds, “I love letterpress because of the little inconsistencies, you can really tell that a lot of heart went into each and every print.”

Watch: Base Camp Printing Co.

Former WVU Soccer player Ray Gaddis talks about what West Virginia means to him and why he decided to come back to WVU for a master's degree while playing for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.

Watch: Ray Gaddis

Michael Albaugh would be the first to tell you that he loves what he does for a living, and what’s not to love? As the Director of Collaborative Learning for the Philadelphia Orchestra, it’s Michael’s duty to ensure that the Orchestra reaches out to the community and plays music for all to hear in the City of Brotherly Love.

Watch: Michael Albaugh

On May 22nd, 2018, WVU alumnus Brian Cheripko and his partner,Geneva Keaton,made the final push to the summit of Mount Everest – the last piece of an 8-year journey to the top of each of the Seven Summits.

Watch: Brian Cheripko

WVU graduate Curtis Scott shares his story on how he became the Global Head of Insurance for Uber, the leading innovator in ride sharing.

Watch: Curtis Scott

As the Managing Director of APM Terminals Mobile, Harold is responsible for each of the 4500 shipping containers that make their way through the Port of Mobile in a given week.

Watch: Brian Harold

Senior Vice President of Arena Programming at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Watch: Ken Kuhl

Abe Key ('81) has been the President of PONY Baseball & Softball since 1995. In this WVU Alumni Spotlight, we get an inside look at the PONY League World Series.

Watch: Abe Key

In this WVU Alumni Spotlight we meet Taylor Sparks and Jesse Fallon, two Mountaineers helping to conserve wild birds in West Virginia.

Watch: Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia (ACCA)

Daniel Dudley is an On-air Personality at Radio Disney in Los Angeles, California.

Watch: Daniel Dudley

Albert Lewis is one of our most recent inductees to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

Watch: Albert Lewis

Matty Staudt is the Digital Program Director at IHeartRadio in San Francisco.

Watch: Matty Staudt

Rick Loughery is the Vice President of Global Communications for GoPro.

Watch: Rick Loughery

Jeff Hertrick talks about his journey from WVU to National Geographic and the importance of journalism in today's society.

Watch: Jeff Hertrick

Dr. Kutsch is the first blind President & CEO of The Seeing Eye, the oldest institution which matches guide dogs with blind individuals.

Watch: Dr. Jim Kutsch

Marcus Ellison grew up watching people jump off of the New River Gorge Bridge on West Virginia’s “Bridge Day”. At 24, he became the first Fayette County local to jump from the bridge.

Watch: Marcus Ellison

At 104 years old, Lieutenant Jim Downing is the second-oldest survivor of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

Watch: Lt. Jim Downing USN (Ret.)

New Media Producer at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Watch: Cori McCulloch

Join Dave Jones on his quest to run a marathon on every continent in less than 7 days.

Watch: Dave Jones

A former WVU Hockey player makes history to raise money for cancer research.

Watch: Bill Shaflucas

After graduating from WVU, Mathias Hickman took his love for pepperoni rolls to South Carolina to open his business "Pep Rolls".

Watch: Mathias Hickman

Katherine Johnson is a pioneer of the American space movement and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Watch: Katherine Johnson

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of West Virginia University's Medical Laboratory Science Program, this month's spotlight features Jean Brand Teter, the program's first graduate.

Watch: Jean Brand Teter

This month we spotlight a sports bar that carries the Mountaineer Spirit across state lines. Gresso’s gives Mountaineer fans living in Central Ohio a refuge from the scarlet and gray of Ohio State and offers an exciting venue to watch Mountaineer Athletics and come together as WVU Alumni.

Watch: Gresso's

Robert DeProspero is a former assistant director and special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division, United States Secret Service.

Watch: Robert DeProspero

Get an inside look at how WVU Alumni are impacting the future of space exploration.

Watch: NASA

Stacy is the Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Watch: Stacy Humphreys

Jamie Henretta (M.S. '14) is the Associate Creative director at Dickey's Barbecue Pit.

Watch: Jamie Henretta

After graduating from WVU in 1962, Larry Schwab put down his horn to go to medical school. Now in retirement, he is a member of the WVU pep band once again.

Watch: Larry Schwab

Paul Espinosa Jr. is a fourth generation "Race Tracker" at Charles Town Races. After graduating from WVU in 2011, Paul made his way home to be the track announcer.

Watch: Paul Espinosa Jr

OCTANE Coffee Bar.

Watch: Travis Williamson

Tune in! Join us as we take a behind the scenes look at Elizabethany, on-air personality at iHeart Radio in Washington, DC.

Watch: Elizabethany

Join the WVU Alumni Association for an inside look at WVU alum, Jackie Riggleman (M.S. Sports Management, '15), Assistant General Manager of the West Virginia Black Bears, the Single A Short-Season affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Watch: Jackie Riggleman

To celebrate 100 years of ROTC at WVU, join us as we spotlight WVU Alumnus, LTC Dave Taylor (’96), Commander of the 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard at Ft. Myer.

Watch: Dave Taylor

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