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  November 2021
A Message From Your Alumni Director   

 Greetings, Yellow Jackets,

Thank you for attending Homecoming 2021! We are so grateful for the love and support our dedicated alumni and friends continue to show us.

This year's Homecoming, we celebrated the centennial of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the dedication ceremony for the brand new turf field and lights, the inductees into the WVSU ROTC Hall of Fame. We recognized the 'W' Club's newest members to the Sports Hall of Fame.

Click here for homecoming 2021 photos!
Again, Thank You! We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2022! Stay safe, Yellow Jackets! 

Belinda Fuller

Belinda Fuller
Director of Alumni Relations
West Virginia State University

Congratulations Miss and Mr. State!  
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Miss Kiya Thompson of Lexington, KY., said she hopes to become a Physical Therapist and eventually have her own practice. Kiya is also aspiring to become an author.   
Mr. Kamari Terrell of Dunbar/Institute, WV, said he hopes to work in TV and radio, eventually own a fashion line, and open a new creative business for entertainment.   
Homecoming Highlights 2021  

For more HC2021 photos, click here

Click here for a special Homecoming recap from Interim President Ericke S. Cage.

Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Centennial Celebration  
HBCU Tip-Off  
The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on our campus in 1921 and celebrated their historic milestone by donating $125,000 to support student scholarships during Homecoming 2021.  
HBCU Tip-Off Alumni Reception  
HBCU Tip-Off  
WVSU Alumni and friends are invited to view Chris Paul's HBCU Tip-Off from the VIP Box Suite on Monday, November 22, at 4 pm in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here

Earl Lloyd Classic  

Click here for the full athletics calendar.

WVSU Alumni Entrepreneur Network  
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Calling all WVSU Alumni who own their own business, side hustle, or are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. The Office of Alumni Relations will be hosting a kick-off event in January 2022 for like-minded self-starting individuals who want to grow their network. If you'd be interested in an event like this, let us know by getting on our mailing list! Click here to let us know who you are!  
WVSU Welcomes New BOG Member  
Homecoming 2021  

WVSU alumna and international energy and environmental technology expert Tracy B. McKibben has been appointed to serve on the University's Board of Governors.

McKibben is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MAC Energy Advisors LLC, an investment and consulting company that provides integrated energy solutions to help clients with investments and strategic opportunities across a global platform. Click here to read more. 

Meet Trey Jones  

Trey Jones is a native of Jacksonville, NC, and currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia. In July 2021, he joined West Virginia State University as the Executive Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations. In this role, Jones manages corporate and foundation engagement strategies with the approach of philanthropy, workforce development, and research partnerships. Since his arrival, Jones has worked with the launch of the University's inaugural Board of Visitors, been instrumental in establishing  Advisory Boards for the four academic colleges and land-grant programs, and is leading fundraising appeals for the Marching Swarm and a $250,000 matching challenge grant for the Lakin-Ray Field Enhancements project Dickerson Stadium. Click here to read more.    


A Message From Mae Lansdowne, Student Rep for Board of Governors  

A  native of Martinsburg, WV, I am one of eight children. I currently serve as the student representative on the WVSU Board of Governors. Since taking office, I have been inspired by the pride and devotion displayed by alumni and by the strong ongoing support of our community members. This fall, our legacy continued as WVSU welcomed the Class of 2025 (the largest freshman class since 2017).

Please join us on this journey by making your contribution to the WVSU Fund today. Your gift will continue to provide opportunities for students just like me. Student success... Starts At State!

Ms. Mae Lansdowne
Student Representative
WVSU Board of Governors

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Officially Licensed WVSU Cycling Kits Back By Popular Demand 

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The time is now to purchase the officially licensed WVSU cycling kits! Click here to order yours today and rep WVSU in style!

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When you shop on Amazon, a portion can go to your favorite non-profit, the WVSU Foundation! Click here for the link to give .5% of the price on all eligible purchases to the WVSU Fund!

WVSU Oral History Project  

WVSU is collaborating with a trusted partner, PCI, the company that produces our alumni directory, on a new project. The goal of the WVSU Oral History Project is to collect stories of alumni like you in your own words and preserve them in a book that celebrates the impact WVSU had on your lives.

To date, we have collected over 1200 alumni stories! Please make sure you respond to the communication sent from PCI so your history with WVSU can live on for years to come! We look forward to hearing your stories from the place we love so dear!

Stories will be collected through January 1, 2022.

Campus News  
WVSU Chemistry Students Earn National Recognition for 12th Consecutive Year Read more

WVSU Extension Service Launches CDC Diabetes Education Initiative Read more

Complete List of Campus News: Click here
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WVSU Alumni Relations
Belinda Fuller, Director of Alumni Relations
Amber Cunningham, Alumni Relations Specialist
100 East Hall P.O. Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112
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