WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins to be Honored by West Virginia Kids Count

WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins to be Honored by West Virginia Kids Count

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) President Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins will be honored by West Virginia Kids Count at the State of West Virginia’s Kids Summit Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 1, beginning at noon at Edgewood Country Club.

President Jenkins will be honored with the Education Champion of Children Award. He is one of four community leaders being recognized with Champion of Children awards along with Tom Heywood, Ellen Bullock and Dr. Stefan Maxwell.

In addition to the awards, the Kids Summit will also feature an introduction of West Virginia’s Child Well-being Scorecard, and a premiere of “Every Kids Counts in West Virginia” call to action.

Individual tickets to the lunch are $60 and are available at www.wvkidscount.org.

West Virginia Kids Count is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that has championed the needs of kids and families in West Virginia for more than 30 years. West Virginia Kids County is a member of the national Kids Count Network, and receives funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, as well as state-level foundations, government grants, corporations and individuals.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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