2020 Recognition Day Awards

West Virginia University Potomac State College recently held its 80th Recognition Day Awards ceremony during which students were recognized and presented with various awards. Additionally, honorees were named to the Whitmore-Gates Scholars’ Wall.  

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WVU Potomac State College Announces A Virtual Commencement Ceremony This Spring

West Virginia University Potomac State College will conduct a virtual commencement ceremony this spring as the result of the continued threat of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The College’s action coincides with that of WVU in Morgantown and its other divisional campus, WVU Institute of Technology, in Beckley, W.Va.

This decision came after WVU in Morgantown and its divisional campuses extended alternative delivery of classes to online learning through the remainder of the spring semester. All employees, except for essential personnel, are working from home and residence halls remain closed. Every event on campus has been cancelled and athletic competitions suspended.  

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WVU System Eases Renewal Scholarship Requirements in Light of Academic Changes amid COVID-19 Outbreak

West Virginia University students, including those on the WVU Potomac State campus, will be able to more easily focus on transitioning to online courses during the COVID-19 outbreak instead of being troubled about maintaining their scholarship eligibility during the end of the spring semester, as the University system has taken steps to continue making higher education affordable.

WVU, including the Potomac State College campus, will reduce the minimum grade point average to 2.75 for all merit-based scholarships, making it easier for students, parents, faculty and staff to know the renewal requirements. However, students will still need to earn 30 hours per academic year.

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Preventive measures in place as classes, events being suspended at WVU Potomac State College

Due to ever-growing global concerns regarding COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, WVU Potomac State College will follow the lead of the Morgantown campus by implementing proactive measures, which means all on-campus events have been canceled through April 9, including, the Mineral County Maple Market (March 21); the STEM Festival (March 28); and the on-stage production of Disney’s High School Musical (March 20-29), among others. 

Refunds to individuals who bought tickets on Eventbrite for the College’s on-stage performance of Disney’s High School Musical have already been requested by the College and people should see their refunds within seven business days.

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