CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s colleges and universities were among the first to take drastic measures to protect our communities in response to COVID-19. The eight non-profit institutions that make up the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities (WVICU) were no different – ending in-seat instruction, sending students home, adopting virtual learning platforms, and transitioning most employees to remote work.
WBOY – While many projects have been slowed by the coronavirus outbreak, one that hasn’t is work on the Myles Center at Davis and Elkins College.
ULSTER HERALD – Jordan Hyland has enjoyed many memorable rounds in his short, yet illustrious, golfing career, but few will be remembered quite as fondly as his bogey-free course record-breaking 63 at Omagh Golf Club on Saturday.
THE HERALD DISPATCH – Jakeya Perrin was there for the beginning of Davis & Elkins College’s track program and she is going to see her time there through to the end.
THE PARSONS ADVOCATE — Each year, one teacher is chosen throughout the county to be honored with the title as Teacher of the Year. With only having three schools in Tucker County, the task rotates between them to choose how they will make this selection. The 2019-20 school year belonged to Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School, putting the decision in the hands of Principal Neil “Steelie” Kisamore.
WBOY – An area college was honoring students who are the first in their families to attend college Thursday morning. Davis and Elkins College’s TRIO program held a First Generation Day at the campus library in Elkins.
THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and Davis & Elkins College have teamed up to create the Summer Highlands Internship Program for local college students from June 1 to July 31.
WBOY - Rhododendron Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and is focused on teaching high school girls about Americanism, citizenship, and leadership. Students who attend take classes on life skills such as money handling and college prep and are given the opportunity to participate in mock government elections.
THE INTER_MOUNTAIN — Participants in the 77th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State learned some history Monday about voting rights.
MY BUCKHANNON - Make no bones about it: Buckhannon-Upshur High School students were ‘digging’ learning about Ice Age mammals and artifacts from that era Tuesday and Wednesday during a presentation by Mark Lanham, curator of the Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College.