Matthew Simmons, MD, an infectious disease specialist and rising expert on COVID-19 at Berkeley County Medical Center, has been referred to by colleagues as “…a guiding voice for our health center, our community and our state during this time of coronavirus.”
Students return this fall to a different campus
West Virginia University Potomac State College kicked off its 118th fall semester with its first day of classes Wednesday, Aug. 19. However, unlike any other fall semester in the College’s history, faculty, staff and students are navigating the global COVID-19 pandemic. The campus community is dealing with a different environment including mitigating classroom, dining and study area capacities; rerouting foot traffic in buildings and implementing new protocols such as wearing masks – both inside and outside – and physically distancing, among other precautionary measures.
Alumni Homecoming Banquet rescheduled to Weekend of Honors, spring 2021
Due to the pandemic, the Alumni Homecoming Banquet will be held spring 2021 during Honors Weekend, April 24 and 25. More information will be announced in upcoming Alumni Updates.
During this event, the College will honor Alumnus Ken Ward Jr., for his 2020 Scholars Wall induction. The ceremony was canceled spring 2020 due to the pandemic. The Alumni Association will also recognize the recipients of the Young Alumni Achievement Award, the Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award and the Outstanding Service Award, all honors that would have been recognized during the fall 2020 homecoming banquet. At the same time, the College will celebrate the induction of the 2021 Alumni Scholars Wall Honoree.
WVU partners with building trades organizations to launch Apprenticeship Pathway Degree Program
The Apprenticeship Pathway Degree Program at WVU will complement the well-established technical training participants receive during their apprenticeship training programs.
PSC alumna chooses a rocky path to college, career thanks to her English professor
Brooke Devlin, a recent graduate of WVU Potomac State College, is following her passion by completing a degree in geology on the Morgantown campus. Devlin realized her love for geology while hiking in Yosemite Valley, shown here, located in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.
College’s Athletic Department upgrades facilities
Keyser, W.Va. - The WVU Potomac State College Athletic Department is planning for the future amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tom Cover, Class of 1973, named director of West Virginia Division of Forestry
West Virginia University Morgantown and WVU Potomac State College Alumnus Tom Cover was recently appointed as the new director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry by Governor Jim Justice.
PSC Alumna Kista Crites helps mask the Catamount mascot
Kista Crites, a recent graduate of the College, was an active and engaged student while on campus. Now as an alumna, she’s still helping out and stepping up by branding and customizing an extra, extra, extra-large mask with WVU logo and colors for PAWS. The College is conducting a “maskot” campaign asking faculty, staff and students to share who they wear their masks for during the COVID-19 pandemic. PAWS wears a mask to keep the entire campus community safe. Michele Labar is the seamstress who created the mask for PAWS.
Next Alumni Board meeting to be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m.
All alumni are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting. To receive a Zoom invitation with the link, contact Cynthia Hartman, administrative assistant in the President’s Office, at Cynthia.Hartman@mail.wvu.edu