Outman and Buchina recognized for character trait of caring

Aaron Outman and Jay Buchina, students at Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University, have been recognized for exemplifying the character trait of caring this past spring semester. Each year the College honors selected students by choosing them as CHARACTER COUNTS! students for various character traits.  

Outman is currently majoring in business technology and has completed all but the internship of the tourism and hospitality degree program as well. He is an active member of the Student Government Association and serves as co-president of the Geeks and Gamers Club.   “Outman has served as a residence assistant for the past two and a half years and has shown to be a very strong leader,” stated one of the individuals who nominated him. They further stated that Outman always volunteers when a fellow RA needs assistance, adding “He’s the type of person you always want to have by you in a crisis or as a friend.”   Outman is a former graduate of Hampshire High School and the son of Theresa Kalp and James Kalp III.

Jay Buchina is a criminal justice major from Keyser, W.Va. According to one nominating source, “Jay is a nice and caring young man in any situation. I was impressed at how soon Jay hit his studies after being lost and rescued from a cave this past winter. He also helped make sure that his two friends, who were with him in the cave, were safe as they worked together to make their adventure a happy one.”

Potomac State continues to honor students with the CHARACTER COUNTS! Program, which is an outgrowth of The Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping people make principled decisions in order that they might live with greater integrity.