The new associate of applied science in surgical technology degree program at WVU
Potomac State College is currently enrolling its first cohort of students
for the fall 2022 semester and will train students with skills in high demand to
become an essential part of the surgical team.
“Potomac State’s new surgical technology degree program will not only help
provide WVU Medicine’s local Potomac Valley and Garrett hospitals with skilled surgical technologists but also other
facilities throughout the tri-state region such as Grant Memorial Hospital and
the state at large with a permanent solution to fill this highly in-demand field,
which is not yet a well-known career choice,” said Elaine Geroski, vice president
of nursing/chief nursing officer for Potomac Valley Hospital.
While overseeing an historical document preservation project with students at the Mary F. Shipper Library, Nick Gardner, who serves as a librarian, noticed that chapters were missing from a 1930s title, The History of the Potomac State School.
Award recipients included: Lucas Moreland an agriculture and extension education
major from Hampshire County; Ethan Kile, an animal science major from Pendleton
County; Hunter Turner an agriculture and extension education major from Pendleton
County; Trina Mallow, an agribusiness management major from Pendleton County;
Kaley Sponaugle, a biology major from Pendleton County; and Shelby Ward, a pre-veterinary
major from Roane County.
The College recently had six students earn the American Future Farmers of America
(FFA) Degree, the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization. The
presentations were made this fall during the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo,
in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mark your calendar, College to present Disney’s Tarzan this spring
The WVU Potomac State College Theatre Department will present Disney's Tarzan March 18-20 and 25-27, 2022. For times and ticket information, contact Brian Plitnik at Brian.Plitnik@mail.wvu.edu or at 304-788-6969.
Holiday Cheer: College hosts inaugural Frosty Fest event
The College kicked off the winter season by hosting its inaugural Frosty Fest event
celebrating renowned songwriter and Keyser native, Jack Rollins (1906-1973), co-creator
of the popular holiday song,
Frosty the Snowman. The event was open to both the campus and Keyser communities
with approximately 100 guests attending.
The event consisted of DIY activity stations including decorating cookies and
making reindeer food, tree ornaments and snowman decorations. The evening also
included a storybook corner, a Frosty-themed photo booth, elf Olympics, holiday
singers, and free hot chocolate and cider.
The Alumni Association held its election of new officers to the Board for 2022. Pictured
from left are Pam Wilkinson, reelected president; Larry Gray, elected vice president;
Andrew “Drew” Salisbury, reelected secretary; and John Wilkinson, reelected treasurer.
This is your Alumni Association – Here is your chance to have a say!
As the Alumni Association enters its 60th year, the Board of Directors are reviewing offerings and activities to develop a strategy to better serve all our alumni. As part of the ongoing review, it is important to gather feedback from our alumni to understand more about the types of activities all are interested in and why, and how we can better engage PSC alumni over the next three years and beyond.
Next Alumni Board meeting to be held January 22, 2022
All alumni are invited to participate in this meeting which will be held virtually Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at 10 a.m. To receive a Microsoft Teams invitation with the link, contact Alumni Board President Pam Wilkinson at email@example.com.