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PSA Speakers Bureau

Speakers Series  

An academic experience in which students:

  • Are called upon by the WVU community to speak or serve on panels before prospective students and their parents, current college students, university faculty and administrators, alumni groups, orientation and selected university/community events.
  • Speak on topics such as but not limited to: (1) personal experiences with WVU experiences, (2) why others should attend WVU, (3) advice to high school/prospective students; or parents, (4) advice to first-year students; (5) academic success; (6) student engagement, (7) health/mental health; (8) handling stress in college; specific colleges, majors, and minors; (9) WVU apps;  (10) campus resources; (11) Gen Z; and (12) Famous West Virginians,
  • During the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 pandemic semesters, PSAs began recording their speeches to share with others. Currently, the website hosts over 600 peer-advice speeches.
  • Given the opportunity, PSAs also speak to other groups including WVU First Year Seminar classes and local schools.
Cohort 10 with President Gee
Cohort 10 (Speakers Bureau - Spring 2023): Front Row - Ella Holley, Kelsey Clodfelter, Liam Risk, President Gordon Gee, Dr. Carolyn Atkins, Delaney Sedgley, Ronalie Abeyratne, Isabella Ferrell.  Back Row - Liza Wan, Reese Allen, Victoria Alger, Avery Conner, Mary-Katherine Morris.
C9 Speakers Bureau
Cohort 9 (Speakers Bureau - Fall 2023): Front Row - Laya Chennuru, Riley "Red" Klug, Dr. Carolyn Atkins,
Maddi Daugherty, Lauren Marquart.  Back Row - Savannah Jones, Gabby Frazier, Luke Graham, Sarah Warder,
Julia Leyden, Emma Fleming.
PSA Cohort 8 standing in Stewart Hall with president gee and Dr. Atkins
COHORT 8 (Speakers Bureau - Spring 2023): Front Row -  Lilah Coe, Zachary Ellis, Laasya Chennuru, Mary Roush, President Gordon Gee, Dr. Carolyn P. Atkins, Thomas Williams, Justin Riggs.  Back Row - Isaac McCarthy, Connon LaBombard, Robert Mente, and Azeem Khan.President Gee, Dr. Atkins and cohort 7 standing in Stewart Hall.  

COHORT 7 (Speakers Bureau-Fall 2022): Jenna Sergent, James Lamp, Lauren Sexton, Emily Mago, Max Bingman, President Gordon Gee, Alex Pfeffer, Dr. Carolyn Atkins, Sophia Flower, Elijah Jones, Alexandra Watson, and Emma Adams.

C6-Gee-Stewart Hall 11.2.21

COHORT 6 (Speakers Bureau-Spring 2022): Olivia Dowler, Alexandra Benyola, Camila Romero, Michale Fiala, President Gordon Gee, Michael DiBacco, Dr. Caroyn Atkins, Jacob Payne, Jillian Blair, Zachary Machinga, Caitlyn Kinsey, and Emma LaBombard.


COHORT 5 (Speakers Bureau-Fall 2021): Matthew Hudson, Gabriel Tobias, Carson Neiswender, Aubrey Cumberledge, President Gordon Gee, Dr. Carolyn Atkins, Katilyn Hepler, Rushik Patel, Davis Funk, and Devin Price (not pictured:  Kayley Brinegar).

Cohort 4 Speakers Bureau with President Gee

COHORT 4 (Speakers Bureau-Spring 2021): Randy McFarland, Isaac Price, Grant DuVall,  Ateria Walker, Lowell Parascandola, President Gordon Gee, Dr. Carolyn Atkins, Jordan Pugh, Rhyanna Wiethe, Jude Platz, Robert Gianniny (not pictured:  Sarah Zanabli).

PSA Cohort 3

COHORT 3 (Speakers Bureau-Fall 2020):  Anthony Siler, Ashley Linder, Allie Satterfield, Maddi Bowers, Liz Sexton, President Gee, Dr. Carolyn Atkins, Cara Thomas, Callyn Zeigler, Jay Latta, Seth Fields, Melina McCabe.

WVU PSA Speakers Bureau Cohort 2 Students with Dr. Carolyn Atkins and President Gordon Gee

COHORT 2 (Speakers Bureau-Spring 2020): VP Meshea Poore, Giana Loretta, Ryan Maiden, Lillian Bischof, Piper Cook, President Gordon Gee, Adam Stilley, Dr. Carolyn Atkins, Samuel Cyphert, Marleah Knights, Morgan Glass, Lauren Volk, and Meg Sorrells.

WVU PSA Speakers Bureau Students with Dr. Carolyn Atkins and President Gordon Gee

COHORT 1 (Speakers Bureau, Fall 2019): Standing - Noor Dahshan, Hannah Belt, Timmy Eads, Emma Blair, Audra Knotts, Ashley Eby, Taylor Miller, Shamil Patel, Abby Sine, Jordyn Johnson.  Seated:  President Gordon Gee and Dr. Carolyn P. Atkins.