WVU Connect: By the Numbers

Have you logged into wvuconnect.com yet? You might want to check it out!

Just a few months into its launch, WVU Connect has been a powerful force by engaging Mountaineers in professional development, intentional mentorship, and social connection. In the spirit of empowering Mountaineers to help Mountaineers, we have seen the impact that our community can have when helping one other find paths to success.

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WVU Day of Giving

It’s truly incredible what we can all do together.

Each day, I am humbled by the stunning generosity of Mountaineers around the globe.

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Providing Support for Alumni, University and State

Greetings Mountaineers!

As we watch our beloved Mountaineers on the gridiron and wait for the fall colors to arrive, we’re hard at work finding new ways to support our alumni and friends, the University, and the state of West Virginia.

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Help Mountaineers affected by Hurricane Harvey

We've heard from alumni across the country looking to help fellow Mountaineers in the Houston area. Our Lone Star (Houston) Chapter suggests that you support the Houston Food Bank. The organization covers a large range of counties surrounding Houston and can use the assistance. As recovery efforts progress, we will continue to coordinate with members of the local chapter and provide updates.  

Donate here.

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Gearing Up for Football Season

Happy mid-summer greetings Mountaineer Nation! I hope you’re enjoying the warm weather and finding some time to relax. The atmosphere in Morgantown is still quiet, but that will change in less than two weeks when our students return to campus! In the meantime, we’ve been hard at work preparing for the fall and I wanted to give you a quick run-down on some of the programs we have planned for you.

· Football Fan Fest – Brand new this fall is a whole new tailgating experience you’re going to love! We’re hosting Football Fan Fest in the Alumni Parking Lot beginning 3-hours before game time. We’ll have outdoor games, a la carte food trucks and beverage trucks, music and a whole lot more.

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The Mountaineer Alumni Network

I hope you’re having a wonderful spring season like we are in Morgantown. The flowers, trees, and mountains just seem to be smiling—and so are our students! Next week is finals week and then the summer begins. In just two weeks our new graduates will be walking across the platform and beginning the next phase of their professional life.

Yesterday I was talking to a small group of students and they were all telling me their plans. Some have jobs, some are off to graduate school and some are still looking. Many without jobs are moving to cities where they want to begin their careers with the hopes of finding something once they get there.

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WVU Mountaineer Camps

Hey Mountaineer Nation, it’s been an incredible year so far, including some great alumni gatherings, remarkable success in our athletic programs, and anticipation for amazing spring weather! Now it’s time to join us for a new Mountaineer alumni tradition that will keep the excitement going—WVU Mountaineer Camps!

Need a break from the heat in July and August? Join us at a cool 4848 feet on top of Snowshoe Mountain where the average summer temperature ranges between 55 and 75. We’ve teamed with Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier 4-season destination, to offer Mountaineers the chance to enjoy the beautiful mountains of West Virginia through a range of activities and adventures. WVU Mountaineer Camps will take place in July and August and will offer two unique experiences.

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WVU 50 Year Reunion

WVU 50-Year Reunion!

Each year our Emeritus Club hosts a reunion to honor our 50-year graduates and this year the reunion will be held Friday and Saturday, June 2-4.

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WVU's Sesquicentennial Anniversary

Happy Sesquicentennial Anniversary Mountaineer Nation!

Sesqui—what, you ask? That’s the fifty-cent word for 150th. On February 7th, WVU will celebrate its 150th anniversary! I wonder what Marmaduke Dent, our first graduate and first President of the Alumni Association, would think if he could see us now?

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