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December 2020


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As we take a moment to reflect on the year, let us not get caught up in the negatives; but appreciate all the virtual memories we were able to make. So often, we take for granted the time we have with one another, so let us share with you our appreciation for the devotion you all have shown to the Place We Love So Dear. 

As your Alumni Director, I am so thankful for each one of our alumni. You all have shown that a pandemic can't keep your Yellow Jacket spirit down! We all adapted to a virtual way of communication because our bond cannot be broken. 

So please, this holiday season, stay safe and cherish your loved ones! We look forward to seeing you in person next year as WVSU celebrates our 130th Founders Day!

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Happy Holidays, Yellow Jackets,

Belinda Fuller Belinda Fuller
Director of Alumni Relations
West Virginia State University





Congratulations Class of 2020! 

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Congratulations Class of 2020! Click here for a very special message from the faculty and staff of West Virginia State University. 

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Welcome to the Yellow Jacket Alumni Family, class of 2020! We are so proud of you! Click here to view the virtual graduation video.

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WVSU Young Alumna Spotlight
Christina Dalton, '08

Christina DaltonChristina Dalton has been named Vice President for Business and Finance for West Virginia State University, effective December 7. 

In this role, Dalton will serve as the chief financial officer for the university and be responsible for the management of university-wide financial functions including budgeting, construction, auxiliary activities, and procurement as well as investment and asset management.

Dalton most recently served as the chief financial officer for West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU-Tech) in Beckley, a position she had held since 2014. In that role, Dalton oversaw the multi-year campus transition to Beckley and provided leadership and general management of all financial related services within an annual university budget of more than $28 million. Read more


WVSU Alumni Chapter Spotlight, Detroit 

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The WVSU National Alumni Association's Detroit Alumni Chapter was the recipient of this year's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's national `HBCU For Life` Initiative. Eta Iota Omega Chapter of AKA hosted an event to raise funds to provide financial support to metro Detroit students attending an HBCU. The donation of $3,197.20 will be allocated to the scholarship fund of the WVSU Detroit Alumni Chapter. Congratulations, Detroit Yellow Jackets! #ProudHBCU  

Young Guns Class of 2021

A huge congratulations to WVSU Athletic Director Nate Burton for being recognized in the community by the West Virginia Executive! Click here for the article.

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Alice R. Faucett, General Counsel for West Virginia State University

Alice R. Faucett has been named General Counsel for West Virginia State University. 

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In this role, Faucett will provide legal advice to the President and the WVSU Board of Governors and represent WVSU in legal matters. In addition, she will provide advice to administrators, faculty, staff, and affiliated organizations as necessary on matters having legal implications for WVSU. Read more

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2020 Virtual SGA Coronation 

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WVSU's Royal Court pictured from left to right: Mr. Senior, Donovan Campbell, Highpoint, North Carolina (Health and Wellness); Miss Senior, Nicole Smith, Charleston, West Virginia (Criminal Justice); Miss State, Kayonjra Guerrant, Charleston, WV (Social Work); Mr. State, Dylan Turner, Clinton, Maryland (Business and Administration); Miss Junior, Haven Atkins, Chapmanville, West Virginia (Social Work); Miss Freshman, Jalon Smalls, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Political Science). Not Pictured: Miss Sophomore, A'Mya Walker, Montgomery, West Virginia (Biology).

For the Coronation video click here

WVSU 3D Printed Ornaments 

Beautiful 3D printed WVSU and Stinger ornaments are for sale! Visit the WVSU bookstore by clicking here to purchase these, along with other WVSU swag to check off your holiday list!

Ornaments can be found under novelty, page 4 at $12.50 each with free shipping!



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WVSU Foundation is available on the AmazonSmile charity list!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. WVSU Alumni and Friends now have the option to select the West Virginia State University Foundation as their charitable organization of choice!

Make a difference this holiday. Shop for gifts at to generate donations for West Virginia State University Foundation!

Step Up For State!

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We are asking our friends and community partners to Step Up For State this holiday season by making a generous gift in support of our students and programs.

Your donation during this extremely difficult time, along with other dedicated alumni and friends will provide much-needed scholarship and emergency assistance for our students so they can continue their education. Click here for more info.


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West Virginia State University's campus will be closed from December 23, 2020, until January 4, 2021. All offices will resume regular business hours on January 4.

Campus News

WVSU Extension Service Providing Healthy Recipes for Kids through virtual Nutrition Program Read more

West Virginia State University COVID-19 Surveillance Testing 
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Contact Us

WVSU Alumni Relations
Belinda Fuller, Director of Alumni Relations
Amber Cunningham, Alumni Relations Specialist
100 East Hall P.O. Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112
304.766.4121 | 304.766.3387


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