Graduate Fellows Provide Over 5,200 Hours of Service to Greater Community

Graduate Student Volunteer

During the 2018-2019 academic year, West Virginia University’s 76 Graduate Fellows served a total of 5,221 volunteer hours, an impact valued at over $115,000 with 66+ organizations impacted*. In their positions as Graduate Fellows, students are required to complete service hours, but 50% of the students reported more than their minimum required hours of semester service, displaying their commitment to serving the University and greater Morgantown community.

The West Virginia and Regional History Center, Appalachian Prison Book Project, WVU Undergraduate Research, Monongalia County Commission, and Empty Bowls Monongalia were among the organizations that benefited from these service hours.

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WVU Law students are working in public service this summer

This summer, 25 WVU Law students are practicing public interest law across West Virginia.

As Public Interest Advocates Summer Fellows, these students are working in full-time, paid positions for 10 weeks serving the poor, the elderly, children, and victims of domestic violence, among others. They are gaining valuable experience in children’s advocacy, civil rights, consumer law, disability rights, and land use and conservation law.

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Trekking To The Top

Trekking To The Top

Growing up riding four-wheelers and collecting rocks near her grandparents’ cabin in the valleys wedged between the Rocky Mountains, Shelby Isom’s childhood was an adventure. Always on the hunt for the perfect sphere- and heart-shaped rocks, she loved being in nature. But she never expected she would turn that passion for the outdoors into a career.  But that became her reality as a  geology Ph.D. student at  West Virginia University, where she has spent many hours scaling volcanoes and leading undergraduate students on field trips.

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