PSC Students names to be inscribed on Scholars’ Wall
Potomac State College of West Virginia University will recognize current students, Brooke Hott, Morgan Menke and Luke Yokum, during a special ceremony on Sunday, April 24 with the inscription of their names on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall (Scholars’ Wall). The ceremony will held in the Church-McKee Arts Center beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Hott is a criminal justice major from Petersburg, W.Va. She was appointed to serve as a Frasure-Singleton Intern for the Spring 2016 session of the West Virginia Legislature and was asked by the Dean of Student Affairs, William Letrent, to serve as a student representative on the Student Conduct Board. Furthermore, Hott has represented the College as a competitor with the West Virginia Criminal Justice Education Association. She is a PROMISE Scholar, has been named to the President’s List for all semesters that’s she’s attended Potomac State. She has excelled in the Criminal Justice Program as well, which is reflected in her 4.0 GPA.
Additionally, Hott is a member of the Criminal Justice Club, the Ag and Forestry Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation Club. When she’s not on campus, she works at Hott Insurance and Financial Services and Hott Disposal Services, both of which are located in Petersburg. She is also active in the North Fork 4-H Club and the Grove Street United Methodist Church.
Menke is an honor’s student who will graduate this spring with an associate of arts degree in electrical engineering. She has served for more than a year as a student tutor through the College’s
Academic Success Center providing help with all levels of math, physics, economics, biology, and engineering. She is a PROMISE Scholar having maintained a 4.0 GPA while attending Potomac State which resulted in her being named to the President’s List every semester. Menke is a member of the Engineering Club having served as president her freshman year. She also helped with the Mineral County STEM Festival her freshman year assisting with interactive engineering projects. Menke has also served as a pianist for her church. She plans to continue her education at WVU pursuing dual bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and biometric systems.
Yokum is a business administration major from Seneca Rocks, W.Va. In addition to being a PROMISE Scholar, Yokum is the recipient of the following scholarships: Ray Lopez, Shenandoah, Johnson Family, and Guy Propst Memorial Scholarship. Yokum maintained a 4.0 GPA and achieved President’s List status each semester. He has been a highly active participant in student organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ and served as treasurer for Cross Impact, all the while competing in both intermural flag football and basketball tournaments. Furthermore, Yokum is a member of the North Fork Baptist Church and enjoys helping with Vacation Bible School. He also volunteers with Pendleton County High School Athletics.