Mark McCoy, leader in higher education, to speak at WVU Potomac State College’s 119th Commencement, Saturday, May 7th

Mark McCoy

KEYSER, WV, MAY 4, 2022 – Mark McCoy, Ph.D., a multi-talented composer, conductor, coach, and leader in higher education who currently serves as senior advisor to West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will be WVU Potomac State College’s 119th commencement speaker. The graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 7, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center. 

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Chris Gilmer to serve as interim president of WVU Potomac State College

Chris Gilmer portrait MORGANTOWN, W.VA. – A first-generation college graduate who rose to become a leader in higher education, published author and champion for underserved students has been selected to serve as the interim president of West Virginia University Potomac State College .

Chris Gilmer, currently president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg, will begin his two-year appointment at the Keyser Campus on July 1, 2022.

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WVU eases mask requirements on PRT, university buses across all campuses

Passengers are no longer required to wear masks while riding on West Virginia University’s Public Rapid Transit or buses across the WVU System, beginning today (April 20) and pending any additional guidance after a federal court ruling this week.

While the University’s PRT and buses are now mask optional, masks are welcome and remain an important preventive measure against COVID-19. Anyone who needs or chooses to wear one is encouraged to do so. 

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Local artwork currently on display at Mary F. Shipper Library

Photo of a cheetah

The Mountain Arts Guild currently has an arts exhibit located on the west wing of the Mary F. Shipper Library’s second floor which includes creations by 12 local artists. These works were showcased during a member show at the beginning of April and will remain on display for the general public through mid-May.  

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