West Virginia State University Day at the Capitol set for Tuesday, Feb. 18

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Feb. 14, 2014
West Virginia State University Day at the Capitol set for Tuesday, Feb. 18

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Capitol building will be swarmed by hundreds of Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, Feb. 18, for West Virginia State University Day (WVSU) at the Capitol.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will present WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill with a special proclamation in the Governor’s Reception room at 11:30 a.m. In addition, both the House of Delegates and the State Senate are expected to pass resolutions proclaiming the day as West Virginia State University Day.

The annual event will bring WVSU students, administrators, faculty and staff to Charleston to meet and mingle with West Virginia lawmakers, University alumni and the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“This is an exciting time at West Virginia State University. With a near 50 percent enrollment growth for our first-time full-time freshman in fall 2013 to the renovation and expansion of the Convocation Center at Fleming Hall and construction of our first new residence hall on campus since 1969, the University’s passion for excellence and student-centeredness is abundantly evident,” said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. “We look forward with sharing these exciting WVSU advancements and more with our elected officials.”

More than 40 displays will be set up throughout the upper rotunda of the State Capitol presenting the variety of educational offerings to be found at WVSU, as well as information on student services, Yellow Jacket athletics, admissions and alumni events.
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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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