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Fund created to support cancer care enhancement, honor Betty Puskar

A fund has been created to support the enhancement of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute and other cancer clinics in the WVU Hospital System.

Recognized as the Betty Puskar Cancer Care and Support Fund, the fund not only supports clinic and patient experience enhancement, but honors Betty Puskar, a two-time cancer survivor and someone who is described as a “voice for breast cancer.”

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Troy Todd Foundation makes $10k donation to Rosenbaum Family House

The Troy Todd Foundation of the Franklin County Foundation has made a $10,000 gift to the Rosenbaum Family House at West Virginia University.

The gift was made in conjunction with the Grateful Patients, Families and Friends program as a result of the positive impact left on the donor’s family during leukemia treatment at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

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Training ‘ninja’ analysts

Karen and Mike Carver, West Virginia University sociology and anthropology alumni and owners of Ninja Analytics, gave $25,000 to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to support student research.

“We are excited about the energetic new leadership in Department and the College and the Department’s new Ph.D. program,” Karen Carver said. “We hope that this gift will support the Department’s goals and allow students to pursue better data and more rigorous methods to understand the research questions they are examining.”  

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Mylan and West Virginia University join forces to inspire West Virginia youth through STEM-CARE

Global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) and West Virginia University (WVU) today announced a 10-year collaboration, supported by a $5 million charitable contribution from Mylan, to develop and implement a program that will expose children across West Virginia to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and challenge traditional thinking about how STEM skills can be applied.

According to recent reports, West Virginia’s children face some of the toughest obstacles in the country:

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WVU School of Nursing dean to establish scholarship for fast-track nursing students

As the vice president of health promotion and wellness and dean of the WVU School of Nursing, Tara Hulsey, PhD, understands the need for qualified nurses in West Virginia. She is taking her passion for nursing and education one step further by providing $25,000 for WVU nursing scholarships.   

The Dr. Tara M. Hulsey BSN Fast-Track Student Scholarship will provide financial support to students who have obtained a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree and wish to become a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. This is the first scholarship of its kind at the WVU School of Nursing.  

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Donation from WVU alumni Dan and Betsy Brown to benefit Formula SAE team

The latest gift from longtime West Virginia University supporters Dan and Betsy Brown will help fund activities related to the WVU Formula SAE racing team in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

The significant donation will be used by the WVU Formula SAE team in preparation for 2019 competition.

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New cohort of Foundation Scholars chosen

The first members of the West Virginia University Class of 2022 will be honored just two days after the Class of 2018 leaves campus. The WVU Foundation Scholars, the highest academic scholarship the University awards, will be celebrated May 15 during a luncheon hosted by President Gordon Gee at Blaney House. 

The rising WVU freshmen are committed to community service, research, cultural awareness, rights for people with disabilities and their future alma mater.

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First rural practice scholarships awarded at WVU College of Law

Nathan Bennett and Sarah Petitto are recipients of the first scholarship at the West Virginia University College of Law meant to increase the number of lawyers practicing in the state’s rural communities.

Established by the West Virginia State Bar, the Rural Practice Scholarship pays tuition and fees for three years of law school in exchange for the student’s commitment to three years of post-graduate legal practice in a rural county.

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