College to offer new surgical technology degree fall 2022

A surgical technologist assisting in the operating room

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.

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Ag students earn American FFA degree, highest achievable honor

Students receiving FFA degree  Students receiving FFA degrees

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.

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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 or at 304-788-6969

Holiday Cheer: College hosts inaugural Frosty Fest event

Students with Frosty the Snowman

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.

Check out some photos of the event

2022 Alumni Association Board of Officers Announced

Pam Wilkinson  Larry Gray  Andrew Salisbury  John Wilkinson

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.

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A message from Alumni Board President Pam Wilkinson

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.

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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