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Cohort 3 - Spring 2020

  • Madison Bowers

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    My junior year of high school I had a major case of small-town fever. I felt like I needed to get out of my tiny town and out of this tiny state. At the time, I felt like this would be my only way to find great opportunities. My dad was really the reason I visited campus as he was a proud alumnus himself. WVU went from the bottom of my list to the top as soon as I stepped foot on campus. I had an enormous sense of feeling like I was home. From there, I never toured any of those big schools on my list. Country Roads really lead me home.

  • Seth Fields

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    West Virginia is home. I wanted to stay here, grow with the community, and be a part of making West Virginia all that it could be.

  • Louis "Jay" Latta

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    I've felt tied to the university since I was a young child, having grown up about 45 minutes from downtown Morgantown and being a die-hard Mountaineer sports fan. Then, when it became time to decide where I would be continuing my education, WVU's successful engineering program and generous scholarship offer made it the natural choice.

  • Ashley Linder

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    WVU is where I thought I could grow while still having a piece of home with me. I grew up coming to Morgantown for football games, so coming back felt right from the moment I stepped on campus. WVU also had everything I was looking for academically. The engineering program here is excellent, and I was able to get involved in research right away.

  • Melina McCabe

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    I come from a family full of former Mountaineers, so I grew up going to WVU games and taking day trips to Morgantown to see the places my parents met. I was always very excited to know that eventually I would be able to attend WVU. After my first campus tour, I realized that WVU really was the school for me due to the great opportunities that students are presented with and the sense of community that this campus is surrounded with.

  • Allie Satterfield

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    I chose WVU because I knew I would find a home here. The opportunities that WVU provides for students are ones like no other. I knew I wanted to be involved as soon as I stepped on campus, and I knew I wanted my voice to be heard. Attending WVU has given me platforms to do both of those things and more – as well as experience things I could have only dreamed of. At WVU, I have found my people, my community, and my home.

  • Elizabeth Sexton

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    In high school, I felt overwhelmed by the thought of picking a college that would become my home away from home over the next several years. I had a large pool of eight potential universities that I considered, and I imagined each as a possible perfect fit for me. However, when I toured WVU as a high school junior, I instantly felt a connection through the on-campus experience, and I immediately knew WVU would be my new home. By my senior year, WVU was the only place that received my application. Being on-campus as a student has only continued to allow me to further realize the benefits of this important decision.

  • Anthony Siler

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    I chose WVU because I was born and raised in WV, and both of my parents as well as many relatives attended WVU. Because of them, I was interested in WVU at a young age and heard about the many great experiences and memories they made there. When I started looking at colleges, I learned for myself just how many opportunities were available for me at WVU.

  • Cara Thomas

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    I chose WVU because it brought all of my “dream school” qualities together. First, WVU was a financially reasonable choice for my situation, since many scholarships are available. Second, it has a familial atmosphere. The school’s traditions and roots bring students from all walks of life together as Mountaineers. Finally, there were great academic and professional opportunities. The Chambers College of Business and Economics has incredible faculty and staff. I’m getting the best of all worlds at WVU.

  • Callyn Zeigler

    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WVU?

    Growing up in West Virginia, I never anticipated attending WVU. I wanted to venture out of state to new opportunities. However, as soon as I stepped on campus for my first tour, I was treated with the highest level of respect. The level of care and interest of the faculty, president, and other students was unparalleled compared to other universities. The community spirit in addition to the high-quality educational opportunities offered here made this the perfect fit.