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Student Workers

Our student workers are an important part of the Honors College. All current Honors students, these students work events, at our Honors College front desk and answer the phones. They are happy to answer your questions about the Honors College, or direct you to who will best answer your questions.

Karalyne Banks

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Major/Minor: Exercise Physiology major

Graduation Year: 2025

Hometown:  Berkeley Springs, WV

Student Organization Involvement: Exercise Physiology Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Human Anatomy Club

Interests and Hobbies:  Playing piano and guitar, going to the gym, reading, and hanging out with friends

Fun Fact:  My favorite part of my day is lifting when I go to the gym.

Favorite Thing about WVU and the Honors College:  My favorite thing about WVU is going to the football and basketball games and singing Country Roads after a win. 

Rebekah Deshler

Rebekah Deshler headshot in front of a tan and red brick wall.

Major/Minor: Nursing major

Graduation Year: 2026

Hometown: Morgantown, WV

Interests and Hobbies: I love reading, hiking, and baking. My favorite thing to do is be around my friends or go to the movies!

Fun Fact: I spent a year living in Hungary with my family!

Favorite Thing about WVU and the Honors College: My favorite thing about WVU and the Honors College is how quickly I felt welcomed here! Being in the Honors College has already helped my feel like I belong at WVU and made me excited for the numerous memories, opportunities and experiences that I know will come with my time here.

Emma LaBombard

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Major/Minor: Accounting and Management Information Systems double major, Data Analytics minor

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Harpers Ferry, WV

Student Organization Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi - Nu Epsilon, Women in Business, MISA (Management Information Systems Association), and RUF (Reformed University Fellowship)

Interests and Hobbies: Crocheting, reading, hanging out with friends, and baking

Fun Fact: I am a member of The Pride of West Virginia, WVU's marching band.

Favorite Thing about WVU and the Honors College: My favorite thing about WVU and the Honors College is the sense of community. Going into college, I was nervous I wouldn't find my group. Thanks to the Honors College and the plethora of student organizations on campus, I found like-minded people who have become my closest friends.

Hannah Nieman

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Major/Minor: Advertising and Public Relations major, Interactive Design for Media minor

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Bruceton Mills, WV

Student Organization Involvement: Member of Sigma Alpha Iota, member of The Pride of West Virginia

Interests and Hobbies: Watching Marvel movies, doing crafts, and playing video games

Fun Fact:  My go to comfort show it binge is the Umbrella Academy

Favorite Thing about WVU and the Honors College: I really like how despite being a relatively large school it still has a small school feel, and the Honors College definitely gives that more personal level feel.

Javi Reyes

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Major/Minor:  Global Supply Chain major, Entrepreneurship minor

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Morgantown, WV

Interests and Hobbies: Basketball, golf, spending time with friends and traveling.

Fun Fact: I am bilingual

Favorite Thing about WVU and the Honors College: WVU and the Honors College especially has allowed me to really focus on myself and what I want to do in life. I am always surrounded by like-minded individuals that push me to be better, as well as rely on me to push them. There are tons of opportunities here and I know that as soon as COVID-19 isn’t an obstacle there will be even more opportunities and amazing experiences to take advantage of. There is a big sense of family here at the Honors College and that is unbeatable.

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