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Office of Student Success adds new team member

Haley Sperringer is smiling and wearing a white top, necklace and has long blond hair.

Haley Sperringer has joined the Office of Student Success as a student success coordinator in the School of Sport Sciences.

Sperringer, from Morgantown, says she is looking forward to her new role. “I’m excited to work with students in the School of Sport Sciences to help them achieve their academic goals,” she explained.

West Virginia University faculty member awarded international sport research grant

Dana Voelker with shoulder length dark brown hair, wearing a necklace, dark jacket and grey blouse.

A College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences faculty member and a CPASS alumna are members of an international team that received the highly competitive Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Global Award for Sports Research by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Sport and Leader’s Development Institute.

Dana Voelker, CPASS associate professor of sport, exercise, and performance psychology and Amanda Visek, associate professor at The George Washington University (WVU PhD SEP 2007), aim to advance youth sports in Saudi Arabia. The group includes Lisa Delpy Neirotti, The George Washington University, and Mohummed Alkhraji, King Saud University.

Full-ride scholarships at College of Applied Human Sciences, Chambers College aim to keep students in state

The Hayhurst family brothers seated, (from left) Robert, Ronald and Robin wearing gold and white WVU shirts and gold WVU baseball caps.

The Hayhurst family is renewing its commitment to keep West Virginia students in the Mountain State with three gifts to support full-ride scholarships at West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics and the new College of Applied Human Sciences.

The family’s latest contributions – totaling $873,000 – support one new and two existing scholarships established to honor brothers Robert, Robin and Ronald Hayhurst and their shared passion for WVU.

Networking, campus involvement key for alum's success

Jihad Dixon in sunglasses and a blue WVU t-shirt stands next to Dr. Gordon Gee in sunglasses, a hat and signature bow tie.

Jihad Dixon, a native of Charleston, W.Va., made the most of his time at West Virginia University. The list of accomplishments, roles and clubs are too long to list, but suffice it to say you aren't named one of the Daily Athenaeum's most influential people in 2016 by just sitting in your dorm.

Dixon left WVU after receiving a bachelor's degree in political science (2017) and a master's degree in higher education administration. He has leveraged his skills learned in the classroom and as an active member of campus to land him as the associate director for strategy and operations for the My Brother's Keeper Alliance through the Obama Foundation.   

Elementary education student follows family's passion for teaching, WVU

Lauren Marquart stands next to a flying WV

Inspired by her family, rising sophomore Lauren Marquart's decision to attend West Virginia University and major in elementary education was a relatively simple one.

Marquart, a native of Wheeling, W.Va., is heavily involved in numerous activities despite being on campus less than a year. She serves as a student ambassador and is involved with student government, and gave a talk at the TEDxWVU event in April.