Students will be better equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing media landscape thanks to a gift from an award winning journalist and West Virginia University alumnus.
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As a teenager, Lauren Clem had the same dream as many of her peers: She wanted to drive. But her severely limited vision – due to a rare group of genetic disorders known as oculocutaneous albinism – made driving virtually impossible.
A loyal alumnus and his wife have continued their history of giving to West Virginia University with a $6 million gift that will expand opportunities for students, increase support for faculty, research and other programs in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
United Bank representatives presented a check to WVU Medicine Children’s officials Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the current Family Resource Center. The donation will support family-friendly facilities adjacent to the new tower’s main lobby and welcome center, including a gift shop, pharmacy and lounge area. All three spaces will be named for United Bank.
“We want every child in West Virginia to have the very best healthcare,” WVU President E. Gordon Gee said. “We are providing it, and now we’re going to have a children’s hospital worthy of the children in this state. We thank United Bank.”
An institution at West Virginia University for more than 100 years, the Mountaineer Marching Band will one day have a home of its own. WVU and dedicated alumni are working together to pursue a practice facility for the 330-member West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band.
WVU Medicine Children’s, the state’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, has partnered with Nexstar Media Group to host a Mediathon on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in conjunction with the WVU Day of Giving to raise funds that will help patients and families in need of life-changing care.