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.
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.
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.
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
The Grinnan quadruplets embarked on their academic journeys as freshmen this fall
at WVU Potomac State College, in Keyser, W.Va. Pictured during Move-In Day from
left are: Parent Mike Grinnan, Michael, Allie, Chris, Maria, and Interim Campus
President Chris Gilmer.
Foundations of Community Engaged Scholarship: A panel with faculty from multiple
institutions, will be held on Dec. 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom. The ACE
(academic community engagement) series is free and open to the public.
Anyone interested in learning more about community engaged scholarship is invited
to attend this session which is designed to introduce new and varying perspectives
of academic community engagement through representation from other institutions.
The panel will introduce participants to community engaged scholars who have created
ACE partnerships with impact. Elements of strong partnerships to effectively
co-create academic community engagement will be discussed as well as examples of
successful faculty/community partnerships, considerations for initiating and sustaining
partnerships, and exploring resources to assist in partnership development or enhancement.
Panelists will also discuss how their ACE work has been impacted by Covid-19 and
will provide a preview for the spring series of workshops on academic community