President's List Fall 2022

West Virginia University Potomac State College Interim President Christopher Gilmer is pleased to announce that 197 students earned a place on the President’s list for fall 2022. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12-credit hours of graded courses, excluding courses in which any grade of Audit, Pass or Incomplete is recorded, and must earn a grade-point average of 3.700 or higher for the semester.  

The following students have met the criteria:

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Dean's List Fall 2022

WVU Potomac State College Dean of Academic Affairs Phillip Douthitt is pleased to announce that 247 students earned a place on the Dean’s list for fall 2022. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12-credit hours of graded courses, excluding courses in which any grade of Audit, Pass or Incomplete is recorded, and must maintain a grade-point average of 3.000 to 3.699 for the semester.

The following students have met the criteria:

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WVU Potomac State College receives US Department of Justice Grant

West Virginia University Potomac State College recently received official notification that it’s application for this program has been funded for $299,964 for three years, beginning October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025.  The College will partner with the Family Crisis Center, Inc.in Keyser, the Keyser Police Department and with WVU to implement this initiative.

“Studies show that approximately one in five women surveyed have been victimized by sexual assault while in college,” said Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. “We need to support college campuses with the resources to create a campus culture that is not tolerant of sexual assault or dating violence. These grants will help colleges and universities develop prevention policies, offer survivor-centered services, and train campus police to meet the needs of their students.

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Kyle Sevens named Climb Higher recipient at WVU Potomac State College

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Any student attending college faces challenges, especially their first year – which in part – is what the Catamounts Climb Higher award at West Virginia University Potomac State College is all about. Nontraditional student, Kyle Sevens, who was recently named a Catamounts Climb Higher award recipient, hasn’t let first-year college challenges, or any other obstacles, stop him from seeking a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree at the College.

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WVU Hub has undergone new and exciting changes

Jeanette Farris is the new manager of the WVU Hub Keyser office— located in the Administration Building, Room 101 — and will be overseeing the location’s daily operations dealing with financial aid, student accounts, billing, and more.

Brigette Minney has also joined the Keyser team as a coordinator and will be working with Jeanette to assist students who reach out to the Hub. Please welcome both of them to their new positions! 

David Shoemaker has been promoted to assistant director within Student Financial Services, where he will be part of the leadership team administering financial aid and scholarship offers, disbursement, and reconciliation for the University.

Brian Bollinger is an example of the WVU Hub’s collaboration across campuses. Brian has been working four days per week at the Keyser Hub and one day per week at the Morgantown Hub. His outreach work includes presenting to first-year classes about what the WVU Hub offers and visiting area high schools to assist with FAFSA completion.

The WVU Hub is the University’s one-stop shop for all things financial aid, billing, student accounts, and more. We are proud of our staff as they serve all students at all campuses while maintaining a unified, cross-trained team that continues the same outstanding tradition of support.

In addition to the Keyser WVU Hub location, remember to direct students and families to the WVU Hub’s contact webpage where they can submit an online ticket for assistance, set up a virtual appointment, and find information on locations at all WVU campuses. Students may also call our central phone line at 304-293-1988.

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Holiday Open House

Brick house in oil brush style with snow, stars and the moon.

All are invited to tour the Campus President’s home at 150 S. Mineral Street on Sunday, December 11th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Come see all the holiday decorations, enjoy light refreshments, and take part in some holiday cheer! You do not need to RSVP, but a smile is requested. 

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