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2012 Upcoming Events

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January 17 Spring Semester Begins

February 7 WVSU Day at the Legislature

May 3-6 National Conference (Philadelphia, PA)

Welcome Graduates! Congratulations and best wishes go out to the newest 165 Alums of West Virginia

Check out these great publications Extension Matters Expert Articles and Advice from the Research and Knowledge of West Virginia State University Extension Service.

State University!

Commencement was







at the Civic Center in Charleston, WV.

This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Orlando

F. McMeans, Dean and Director of the Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute and Special Assistant to the President for Research and Public Service. He began his remarks with advice from his mother

Le Journal West Virginia State University Office of International Affairs Newsletter.

- the 3 “Bs” - Be Clear, Be Concise, and Be Seated. He went on the remind the students of WVSU’s land-grant history and the importance of that status.

The December 2011 commencement student

West Virginia State University Office of Alumni Relations 200 Erickson Alumni Center P.O. Box 1000 Institute, WV 25112 Phone: 304.766.3322 Fax: 304.766.4107

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response was delivered by Russell P. McDonald, II, a Communications major from Indianapolis who was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. In his parting words he reminded his fellow students to hold their heads up high as graduates of West Virginia State University.

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Baltimore, MD Buffalo, NY

University, alumni, faculty,

Harrisburg, PA New England

staff, students, and friends.

New York/ New Jersey Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA

SOUTHERN REGION Atlanta, GA Charlotte, NC Greater Williamsburg, VA

Main Street guru on resurging East End, WV Gazette He’s the quintessential young professional. At 28, [WVSU Alumnus] Ric Cavender serves as a mayor of sorts for the venerable and increasingly vibrant East End. He’s executive director of East End Main Street, a nonprofit organization devoted to rejuvenating one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Gulf Coast Region Hampton Roads, VA Jacksonville, FL Memphis, Mid-South Metropolitan Washington (DC) North Carolina Triad Raleigh-Durham, NC Richmond, VA

John Fowler - Poca Valley Bank, State Journal Congratulations to alumnus John Fowler who recently joined Poca Valley Bank as vice president-branch manager of the Winfield office. Fowler has 12 years of experience in retail banking. He has a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State University and an MBA from the University of Charleston.

Roanoke, VA South Carolina South Florida

MID WEST REGION Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH

WVSU National Alumni Association 21st National Conference WVSU National Alumni Association – 21st National Alumni Conference The 21st National Alumni Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA May 3-6, 2012.

Dayton, OH

Click HERE to view the Registration Form for the Conference (Deadline to register is April 15th, 2012)

Detroit, MI

Click HERE to view the Souvenir Journal Contract/Ad Application for the Conference

Indianapolis, IN Kanawha Valley WV Metro Charleston WV Toledo, OH

FAR WEST REGION Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA Pacific Northwest

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In Memoriam December 2011 Georgia F. Morris, ‘44 Gordon A. Rowe ‘64 Richard Greene ‘58 For more information, please visit our In Memoriam page at:

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