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Excellence in Community Engagement Award Information

The Center for Service and Learning’s annual Excellence in Community Engagement Awards honor extraordinary accomplishments in engaged learning and community impact. The recognition criteria are founded upon demonstration of the Mountaineer core values of service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation. The awards are described in the 9 categories below along with criteria and eligibility requirements.

Nominations must be submitted by Monday, April 12. Self-nominations will also be accepted. Winners will be announced by Friday, April 23. Nominations can be made here.

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"Perspectives in..." Series Event Monday, March 29

Join the Center for Service and Learning for the next event in the “Perspectives in…” series on Monday, March 29 at 6 p.m. This event’s theme will be “Perspectives in…the Art of Service.”

The guest speaker will be Patrice Harris, MD, MA. Dr. Harris is an American psychiatrist and the first African American woman to be elected president of the American Medical Association. She was elected the 174th president in June 2019. Dr. Harris is a native of West Virginia and received her Doctor of Medicine degree at West Virginia University.

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Honors Courses for First-Year Students Fall 2021

Visit this page for information on selecting your Honors course for fall, including how to see all available Honors courses in STAR, as well as course descriptions for select Honors courses.  

As a first-year student, you will complete registration in a one-on-one virtual advising appointment with an advisor in your major as part of your New Student Orientation experience. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ryan McCarthy

Co-hosts of Healthcare is Human podcast Ryan McCarthy and Shruthi Sreekumar interview a nurse in the emergency department at the Berkeley Medical Center. Photos for the project by Molly Humphreys.

Meet Dr. Ryan McCarthy, an Honors College alumnus working to share the stories of community members who work in healthcare with the new Healthcare is Human podcast and photo project.

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Recent Grad Spotlight: Oriana Ovide

Recent graduate Oriana Ovide knew the Honors College was right for her from her first tour of WVU, with the great access to academic resources and tight-knit community. Oriana pursued experiences in undergraduate research from the beginning of her time at WVU, researching with WVU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, presenting at a conference with her research group junior year, and spending as summer researching with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD after being awarded a prestigious NSF summer research fellowship.

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