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President Gordon Gee and Dr. Carolyn Atkins congratulate 2018 WVU Foundation Scholars, Ashley Eby and Shamil Patel,  

Choosing WVU Over Other Schools

President Gordon Gee and Dr. Carolyn Atkins congratulate 2018 WVU Foundation Scholars, Ashley Eby and Shamil Patel, on their presentations to the Irvin Stewart Society. Both students, highly recruited by other universities, discussed why they chose WVU. The Irvin Stewart Society, named for the University’s 13th president, honors those individuals whose gifts provide for the future of West Virginia University.

Hannah Belt, Audra Knotts, Noor Dahshad, Abby Sine, and Dr. Carolyn Atkins prepare to speak to students at Suncrest Middle School.

Preparing Middle School Students for College

Hannah Belt, Audra Knotts, Noor Dahshad, Abby Sine, and Dr. Carolyn Atkins prepare to speak to students at Suncrest Middle School.

Hannah Belt, Emma Blair, and Jordyn Johnson prepare to discuss different majors with middle school students in Morgantown.

Local School Involvement

HannahBelt, Emma Blair, and Jordyn Johnson prepare to discuss different majors with middle school students in Morgantown.



Get to know our Mountaineer


   Timmy Eads, our Mounataineer and PSA student, represents our school on the football field,  basketball court and out in our community.


Melissa Workman introduces Giana Loretta, Meg Sorrells, Adam Stilley, and Ryan Maiden as they prepare to read stories to children at the WVU Nursery School.

Read Aloud at WVU Nursery School

Melissa Workman introduces Giana Loretta, Meg Sorrells, Adam Stilley, and Ryan Maiden as they prepare to read stories to children at the WVU Nursery School. 

Timmy Eads, Mountaineer Mascot for 2019-20, and Dr. Carolyn Atkins review notes for Timmy's address to the Board of Governors in April 2019.

Board of Governors

Timmy Eads, Mountaineer Mascot for 2019-20, and Dr. Carolyn Atkins review notes for Timmy's address to the Board of Governors in April 2019.

Audra Knotts answers seventh grade students' questions about attending college.

Middle School Q&A

Audra Knotts answers seventh grade students' questions about attending college.


FAVORITE Leadership Maxims - COHORT 3

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.                                                 
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious.          

~ Gordon Gee

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.                                       
~ Kobe Bryant 
We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity                                       
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.  He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.                                         
~ Ronald Reagan


 PSAs (Cohort 2) with former Mountaineer Mascot, Trevor Kiess, after he spoke about “The Mountaineer as a Leader.”

PSAs (Cohort 2) with former Mountaineer Mascot, Trevor Kiess, after he spoke about “The Mountaineer as a Leader.”




Jordyn Johnson talks to middle school students about her experience as Digital Editor for WVU's Daily Athenaeum.

Sharing Experiences 

Jordyn Johnson talks to middle school students about her experience as Digital Editor for WVU's Daily Athenaeum.

Selfie with PSAs (Cohort 1) and President Gee – Spring 2019

Selfie with President Gee

PSA (Cohort 1) students pose for a selfie with President Gordon Gee. 

WVU Foundation Scholar speaks to the Irvin Stewart Society as he emphasizes WVU as a select University.

Speaking on the Benefits of WVU

WVU Foundation Scholar speaks to the Irvin Stewart Society as he emphasizes WVU as a select University.

Ryan Maiden, Emma Blair, and Morgan Glass answer questions of  students enrolled in the WVUe191 First Year Seminar class.

Speaking to WVU Peers

Ryan Maiden, Emma Blair, and Morgan Glass answer questions of  students enrolled in the WVUe191 First Year Seminar class.

Shamil Patel, Morgan Glass, and Marleah Knights participate in Distinguished Scholars Day at Erickson Alumni Center.

Engaging with Prospective WVU Students and Families

Shamil Patel, MorganGlass, and Marleah Knights participate in Distinguished Scholars Day at Erickson Alumni Center.



FAVORITE LEADERSHIP MAXIMS COHORT 4


The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose. 

~ Chadwick Boseman 

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where  
they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. 

~ Rosalynn Carter 

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

~ Ruth Bader Ginzburg 

Our unity is our strength & diversity is our power. 

~ Kamala Harris 

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. 

~ Ray Kroc