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Rhy Wiethe

PSA student Rhy Wiethe standing outside in front of a flowering tree smiling at camera.


I chose WVU because it has a small community feel in a large university setting. I have always felt like I belonged–even as an out-of-state student.

What is the BEST reason to attend WVU?

Everyone at WVU is here to help. WVU feels like home, and the comfortable atmosphere enhances the academic experience. 

What is your favorite Mountaineer memory?

 At my first football game as a student, chanting for WVU in a crowd of passionate fans and students made me realize the unity and togetherness of Mountaineers.

Why did you want to become a PSA?

I wanted to become a PSA because I wanted an opportunity to share my love of WVU with others. I have been blessed with many incredible opportunities and experiences, and I want to help people achieve their goals at WVU.

What did you learn from the PSA experience?

Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to help people. My definition of success is doing work that improves the lives and well-being of others which is why service is important to me in leadership. This being said, being a leader is not always doing what is popular but what is the right thing to do– even if it causes adversity. The pandemic has been a great test of leadership and dedication to service, and as PSAs we have been able to rise above and take advantage of the opportunities provided to us. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to network with my fellow peers and student leaders, as well as our decorated speakers and presenters that took time out of their schedules to talk to us. By striving for personal growth and doing my best every day to be the best leader I can, I hope to contribute in making the world and my community a better place.