The Honors EXCEL program is a unique academic program, which allows upper-division students to engage in self-designed experiential and community-engaged learning. The goal is to help students make the most of the last two years of their undergraduate degree, while proactively preparing for the next step within their career.
By Brian Hoover, Development Officer
Hayden Nichols, a WVU Foundation Scholar, came to WVU in 2016 from Herbert Hoover High School in Elkview, WV. Receiving the Foundation Scholarship influenced his decision to come to WVU, rather than an out-of-state school. Hayden finished his mechanical engineering degree in May 2020, also completing a minor in mathematics.
Dr. Keith Garbutt first came to WVU in 1987 as an assistant professor of biology, teaching a course in population & quantitative genetics.
Jillian Blair comes from a family of West Virginia born Mountaineers, from her sister, who recently graduated from WVU, to her brother who will join her at WVU next year. Jillian is an environmental & energy resources management major and double minor in sustainable design and geology.
As a second-year student, Jillian said that after last year’s less traditional year, she’s tried to use this year to become as involved as she can on campus.
From Bridgeport, Grant DuVall is a senior biology major with a minor in addiction studies. He grew up in Destin, Florida. He loves exploring, hiking and camping, and is always looking to try new things. So this summer, he decided to pursue something completely new to him and joined the rowing team.
By Raimah Hossain, Honors Student Ambassador
The Honors College is seeking to fill three communications student worker positions for Spring 2022: Social Media, Honors Website, and Honors Newsletters. These students will work with the Communications and Marketing team to tell the Honors College story.
Moving residence halls or apartments? Cleaning out your dorm room? Want to take less stuff home over winter break? Don’t throw your things out! The Students for Reproductive Justice student organization is hosting a collection drive this fall and in the early spring to collect items for individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are unhoused, and those who are seeking safety in domestic violence shelters in our region. Items collected will be going to local resources like Pantry Plus More and the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC).
Students in need of gender-affirming clothing are invited to the second Trans Student Clothing Pick-Up at the WVU LGBTQ+ Center (Maple House) today, Friday, Dec. 10 from 1-5 p.m. Hosted by the Honors LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group, this event is open to all trans and gender non-conforming students at WVU. Students can try on the clothing and take it home for free.
This is the second pick-up opportunity for this event, which occurred for the first time before the Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Want to hear about the book from the view of a history professor? Listen to this 20 minute discussion with Dr. Gorby, Teaching Associate Professor at WVU.
Access the Zoom lecture here. Passcode: a=9D9%iH
Want to hear more about the Campus Read from the perspective of a biologist? Listen to this 25 minute video featuring Dr. Dana Huebert Lima, Teaching Associate Professor at WVU. Access the Zoom lecture here. Passcode: &D?z3QH9