Olivia Canoy Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Olivia Canoy, a senior criminal justice major at West Virginia University Potomac State College, was recently awarded the prestigious Judith A. Herndon Legislative Fellowship.  Canoy is spending the 2019 spring semester in Charleston, W.Va. interning for Delegate Danny Hamrick during the West Virginia Legislative session.  Only 10 students in the state were chosen to receive the award. 

“I’m so thrilled to have been chosen for this esteemed fellowship, and for the privilege of obtaining a front-row learning experience about our legislative system and how it works,” said Canoy, a resident of Grant County, W.Va. and the daughter of Donica Canoy and Chadwick Canoy.    

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Auditions for ‘Keyser’s Got Talent’ coming up at WVU Potomac State College

Auditions are underway for the upcoming ‘Keyser’s Got Talent’ showcase at West Virginia University Potomac State College.  Open auditions will be held on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center. 

First-, second- and third-place cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200 respectively.  Acts will be judged on originality and creativity; degree of difficulty; stage presence; audience response; and overall performance.

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WVU Potomac State College Announces President’s List for Fall 2018

West Virginia University’s Potomac State College President Jennifer Orlikoff, announces 138 students who earned a place on the President’s list for fall 2018.  To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point average while maintaining a full-time student status. Those students who earned a place on the President’s List include:

Taylor  Marie Adams

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WVU Potomac State College Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2018

WVU Potomac State College Dean of Academic Affairs Greg Ochoa announces 221 students who earned a place on the Dean’s list for fall 2018.  In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled for at least 12-credit hours of graded courses, earn a 3.0-3.699 grade point average and not have any D, F, or I grades. The following students have met the criteria:

Alexander A Alger

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Find your focus at February ‘Discover Potomac State Day’ event

If you’re thinking about your college journey, or just want some information about the college experience, then you’ll want to attend West Virginia University Potomac State College’s upcoming Discover Potomac State Day event being held on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Individuals attending a Discover Potomac State Day event are encouraged to ask questions of our helpful faculty and staff, chat with our students, tour the campus, and find their niche while getting a glimpse of college life on WVU’s Keyser campus, located in the scenic Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. 

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WVU Potomac State College nursing students form association

Current members of the recently formed Student Nurses’ Association on the Keyser campus of West Virginia University Potomac State College include (left to right): Seated: Alexandria Lamoreaux (Secretary), Brooke Hawk (Vice-President), Bethany Smith, and L

Current members of the recently formed Student Nurses’ Association on the Keyser campus of West Virginia University Potomac State College include (left to right): Seated: Alexandria Lamoreaux (Secretary), Brooke Hawk (Vice-President), Bethany Smith, and Lauren Fleming; Standing: Annie Kesner, Taylor White (Treasurer), Jacie Imperio, Kendra Johnson (Community Service Coordinator), Amanda Marshall (President), Jordan Cox (Campus Outreach Coordinator), Kendalyn Stutler, Nathan Evans, Ashley Thompson (Fundraising Coordinator), Hanna Slider, and Cheyenne Pitsenbarger (not pictured: Taylor Adams, Bradley Green, and Cassidy Hedrick).

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Potomac State College STEM Division receives grant

Potomac State College STEM Division receives grant

Emily Pyles of Ft. Ashby (front) and Lauren Bacorn of Burlington, both pre-nursing students at West Virginia University Potomac State College, utilize technology purchased with a grant written by Associate Biology Professor Sheryl Chisholm, PhD, and Associate University Librarian Charles Julian, PhD.

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Potomac State College’s Criminal Justice Team earns trophy

The Criminal Justice team from West Virginia University Potomac State College is all smiles as they display their first-place trophy for taking top honors in the Crime Scene Competition at the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association’s Annual

The Criminal Justice team from West Virginia University Potomac State College is all smiles as they display their first-place trophy for taking top honors in the Crime Scene Competition at the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association’s Annual Conference.  Faculty and team members include (front, left to right): PSC Heidi Samuels, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice; PSC Students Shawna Sites (Petersburg, W.Va.); Samantha Hesse (Maysville, W.Va.); Diana Hernandez (Moorefield, W.Va.); and PSC CJ Assistant Professor Nicklaus Goff, J.D.  Back row: PSC Students Julie Barnes (Bloomery, W.Va.); Darren Smith (Augusta, W.Va.); Derek Lee (Augusta, W.Va.); Bethany Roberts (Lonaconing Md.); Hunter Riley (Romney, W.Va.); and PSC CJ Instructor Danielle Lessard.

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Rotaract Club receives 2017-18 Rotary Citation

By PSC Student Maille O’Toole

Club members of the Rotaract Club of West Virginia University Potomac State College gained recognition as the recipients of the 2017-18 Rotary Citation, awarded by Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley.  The club earned this award by fulfilling the 2017-18 theme of “Rotary: Making A Difference” and achieving goals such as increasing club membership, donating to The Rotary Foundation, outreaching to the community via sustainable service projects, and building awareness of Rotary in the Keyser area.

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Cheerleading squad staying involved at WVU Potomac State College

WVU Potomac State College Cheerleading Squad

In addition to cheering, the Cheerleading Squad at West Virginia University Potomac State College has been busy with community-related activities.  Team participants include: Front row (l-r) Cheyenna Miller (Mathias, W.Va.); Katelyn Renninger (Mifflinburg, Pa.); Andrea Thompson (Kearneysville, W.Va.); Maya Sims (Morristown, NJ); and Tia Lanza (Bedford Hills, NY).  Back row (l-r) Keyara Stickell (Kearneysville, W.Va.); Melissa Stone (Northfield, Oh); Lindsay Heflin (Kearneysville, W.Va.); Co-captain Lacey Hoopengarner (Westernport, Md.); Co-captain Kenna Jeffrey (Logan, W.Va.); Co-captain Jacie Imperio (Keyser, W.Va.); Taylor Stark (Riverton, W.Va.); and Alexis McKinnon (Glendora, NJ).

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