West Virginia State University Day at the Capitol set for Monday, Feb. 16

2/4/2015
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
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Feb. 4, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University Day at the Capitol set for Monday, Feb. 16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Capitol building will be swarmed by hundreds of Yellow Jackets on Monday, Feb. 16, for West Virginia State University Day (WVSU) at the Capitol.

The annual event will bring WVSU students, administrators, faculty and staff to Charleston to meet with West Virginia lawmakers, University alumni and the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  With interactive displays, the free event invites the public to witness the University’s commitment to student excellence and support for the state’s economy.

“This is an exciting time at West Virginia State University. With the upcoming launch of our English as a Second Language Program and soon-to-be fully-online degrees in criminal justice, English and business, WVSU looks forward to showcasing for our elected officials how we continue to support the needs of our state and region,” said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. “These new ventures coupled with our second consecutive fall enrollment growth and new campus facilities, such as the Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall and the soon to open Gregory V. Monroe Athletic Complex, proves it is truly is a great time to be a Yellow Jacket.”

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.

In addition, both the House of Delegates and the State Senate are expected to declare the day as West Virginia State University Day.

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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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