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WVU Southern New Jersey Alumni Chapter establishes Eric S. Schaetzle Memorial Scholarship

The WVU Southern New Jersey Alumni Chapter honors Eric Shaetzle by creating a scholarship in his memory.

The Southern New Jersey Chapter of West Virginia University’s Alumni Association has established an endowed scholarship in memory of WVU graduate Eric Schaetzle. Eric passed away in a car accident shortly after graduating from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

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WVU researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers

WVU's Frankie Tack, Sara Anderson and Jessica Troilo have evaluated the affects of the opioid crisis on classrooms in West Virginia through a survey of 49 of the state's counties.

When their family members struggle with substance use disorders, children bring experiences of neglect, trauma and often, mental health issues into the classroom, creating challenging environments for their teachers. Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. 

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Douglas M. Leech establishes fund to support addiction recovery

Douglas M. Leech establishes fund to support addiction recovery

WVU Medicine and the WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry held a grand opening today (March 1) for the new WVU Medicine Center for Hope and Healing, a 29,305-square-foot addiction treatment facility that offers 12 beds for subacute medically managed withdrawal residential care and 30 beds for residential care up to 28 days.

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A love for education

Education has shaped the lives of West Virginia University alumni Ken and Annie Mrozinski. It is what brought the couple together, and for Annie, education became a lifelong career. Their love for education is what inspired the couple to make a monumental planned gift to support scholarships in WVU’s School of Theatre & Dance.

A WVU education was practically written in Annie’s DNA. A native of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, she was the 10th member of her family to attend WVU. Annie decided to study theatre, which at the time was still a major within the speech department. Ken attended WVU to study communications after receiving his undergraduate degree at Kent State University. The couple met in a speech class, and spent years as friends before falling in love. 

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