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Forward Fall/Winter 2023


On the Cover:  Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, Graduates Anna Ruf and Hussain Hamide. Both are recipients of the 2023 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards. They come from different parts of the world, two vastly dissimilar cultures, and polar opposite paths to D&E. Yet, on our campus where personal growth is cultivated and positive individual characteristics are brought to light, these two award recipients could not be more alike. To read this issue, click here or on the cover image.

Forward is the magazine of Davis & Elkins College
Editor: Stacy Schulman-Kopp
Writers: Stacy Schulman-Kopp, Ryann Moore, Wendy Morgan, Cathy Nosel, Patrick Snivley and Rosemary Thomas
Photographers: Lonnie Martin, Ryann Moore, Wendy Morgan, Maureen Pasley, Hannah Phillips, Hope Rogers, Stacy Schulman-Kopp, Sam Santilli and Steve Santilli

Forward magazine is published twice a year by the Office of Communications & Marketing. To subscribe or to submit your news, please send an email to or write to Stacy Schulman-Kopp, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241.

All previous issues of Forward Magazine can be viewed from here.

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