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January 2021



Join me as we welcome new and returning students for the spring semester! Our future alumni are adjusting and still thriving, even in the current state of the pandemic. The hybrid learning methods are still in place this semester to maintain the safety of all students, faculty, and staff. 

As your Alumni Director, I am excited to share that our 130th Founders Day is on the horizon. We are in the process of preparing a wonderful virtual celebration to memorialize the Place We Love So Dear! 

Happy New Year, Yellow Jackets,

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


State of the University Address

State of the University Address

Join the West Virginia State University campus community as President Dr. Nicole Pride delivers a Virtual State of the University Address on Monday, January 25, at 1 pm on the university's Youtube channel 


WVSU Yellow Jackets on the move

NEW BarbaraBarbara Jean Reynolds, an alumna from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has remained an avid adventurer. Ms. Reynolds graduated from WVSU in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. 

She has visited over eight countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Among her favorite countries are South Africa and Ghana. She still enjoys international travel and looks forward to a post-COVID environment that will allow her to continue her international adventures. This past year, she spent four months in Ethiopia, where her daughter lives and works. Among her favorite outings were site visits within the capital-Addis Ababa, attending the annual Marine Ball, and a luncheon with the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia. She has also visited neighboring Kenya for the first time and learned a few Kiswahili words to greet new friends. 

New Bar

Roslyn Clark

Roslyn Clark Artis, an alumna from Beckley, West Virginia, currently living in Columbia, South Carolina, has been making some major headlines for 2020 and 2021! She was named President of the Year at HBCU Benedict College, from Higher Ed Dive, and Congressman Jim Clayburn recently nominated Dr. Artis to serve on a national committee that works with the Secretary of Education!

Dr. Artis is a 1991 graduate from WVSU with her degree in Political Science. She later pursued her Juris Doctorate from WVU College of Law and her EdD from Vanderbilt University. 

Click here for the President of the Year article and click here for the national committee article. 


Send Us Your State Story! 

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Return To Campus Plan

Click here for WVSU's Return to Campus Plan.

Return to campus


WVSU Founders Day

Please mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate the founding of West Virginia State University! Beginning March 17, 2021, and throughout the year, West Virginia State will celebrate 130 years as an institution dedicated to service, access, and opportunity that has transformed countless lives. 

We will kick off the year with our WVSU Founders Day Challenge to raise the most dollars ever in one day! Your gift can be designated to any scholarship or program. Matching gift challenges will help inspire donors to support their college or favorite organization. 

You will hear more in the coming weeks about how you can participate in the WVSU Founders Day Challenge and West Virginia State University's 130th celebration!

Campus News

WVSU Researchers identify arsenic stress regulating genes in plants. Read more

West Virginia State University and WV Project WET to host virtual STEM camp for kids. Read more

WVSU Extension Service's AG Talk Tuesday series announces Spring 2021 Schedule Read more

WVSU Extension Service Studying Effects of Climate Change Read more

Full 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
304.766.4121 | 304.766.3387


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