Fourth-year Ph.D. student Katelyn Romm from the WVU department of psychology last month was named as one of the four recipients of the WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Scholarships.
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Major League Baseball’s opening day may be a few weeks away, but Jedd Gyorko, former WVU baseball player and current third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, and his family have already hit a homerun for WVU Medicine Children’s with a $100,000 donation to the hospital’s capital campaign.
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.
International students enrolled in West Virginia University’s civil engineering program in Bahrain now have an opportunity to receive tuition assistance thanks to a gift from the Royal University for Women.
RUW, founded by four WVU alumni in 2006, is donating $83,000 to support scholarships for international students, specifically those enrolled in WVU’s civil engineering program in Bahrain. RUW officials say the gift also stands as a challenge to other international alumni of WVU to support the University.
West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Racing team recently received a $30,000 award from the DENSO North America Foundation in support of the development of an engine dynamometer testing facility. The facility will be used to test and tune the team’s racing engines.