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Honors Student Association: September Updates

Thank you to everyone who attended the first meeting and stuck with it despite the technical difficulties! The next meeting is on Monday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m, where the main focus will be filling the open officer positions. If you are interested in running for a position, please read the following to learn more about what each of the officers do. The open positions are: treasurer, secretary, historian and social media chair.

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Recent Grad Spotlight: Thaiddeus Dillie

The Honors College recently had a chance to catch up with Thaiddeus “Ted” Dillie, a class of 2020 West Virginia University and Honors College graduate. Ted graduated with a bachelor of science in biochemistry, a major which is a collaboration between the Davis and Eberly Colleges.

Ted, a Weirton, West Virginia native, was exposed to strong WVU pride throughout his childhood, so his decision to attend college here was not a difficult choice. However, as a first-generation college student, navigating the waters at such a big university was an adjustment for Ted. Ted said his experiences with the Honors College and within his major allowed him to have a rich and unique experience at WVU, one he hopes to continue in his future.

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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Ashley Watts

Dr. Ashley Watts coordinates the mentoring and tutoring programs in the West Virginia University Honors College and is the faculty sponsor for the Mountaineer Tutoring Network. She also serves as the academic advisor for exploratory students in the Honors College, helping those students consider their interests and options across WVU.

Dr. Watts was recently awarded the Outstanding Advisor Award from the Honors College, and also serves as a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths Coach, helping Honors students discover their strengths and how to use them to be successful in college and beyond.

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Alumni Spotlight: Judge Thomas Kleeh

The Honors College recently had the chance to sit down and chat with the Honorable Thomas Kleeh, District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia. Judge Kleeh joined the Honors Program at West Virginia University in 1992 and graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting in 1996.

Kleeh discussed influential classes and people he encountered throughout his time with the Honors Program that continue to shape his life to this day.

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