New endowment to help expand academic scholarship opportunities at CPASS

A newly established endowment will support the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. The Ted Slahetka Athletic Training Scholarship will provide scholarships for qualified students in the college.

The endowment will offer aid for undergraduate students majoring in Athletic Training at WVU CPASS. The gift amount is $25,000. Walter and Cynthia Slahetka established the scholarship in honor of their son, Ted, a third-year WVU Athletic Training student.

Friends and family of late WVU grad create C. Patrick Laughlin Endowed Scholarship

Years after graduating from West Virginia University, Carl Patrick Laughlin (BA Arts and Sciences, ‘53) became a physician for many of America’s best-known astronauts as a part of NASA’s Space Task Group.

Following medical school at the University of Maryland and an internship at Case Western University, Laughlin joined the Air Force as part of the Berry Plan, which allowed doctors to serve two years in the military.

Scholarship established in memory of beloved WVU physician

The Edwin J. and Naomi F. Morgan Medical Scholarship has been established in memory of Edwin James Morgan, MD.

The $50,000 scholarship has been established by Morgan’s brother and sister-in-law, Raymond F. Morgan, MD, and his wife, Sue Ann Morgan, benefiting the School of Medicine at West Virginia University.

The scholarship will be awarded to a medical student who displays academic merit and financial need, and someone who may have similar qualities to Dr. Morgan—humble, charming, brilliant and committed to helping others.

Leidos gift to support student involvement, research efforts at WVU

A grant from FORTUNE 500 science and information technology company Leidos will assist research initiatives and student involvement at campus events at West Virginia University.

The grant was made through the WVU Foundation and will be used to continue research funding on topics like blockchain technology, and population health data management, which attempts to investigate and alleviate the health problems that ail the state.

West Virginia Innocence Project receives $100,000

The law firm Wilson, Frame & Metheney, PLLC has made a $100,000 gift to the Innocence Project at the West Virginia University College of Law.

The funds, paid over five years, will provide operational support for the West Virginia Innocence Project, a law clinic that serves the wrongfully convicted free of charge while providing work experience for student attorneys.

Sangers Give Additional $1 Million

For the second time in eight years, West Virginia University alumnus Herbert Sanger and his wife, Rita, have given a $1 million donation to the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The gift from the Sangers, who currently reside in Knoxville, Tennessee, will endow scholarships to support the nationally ranked men's basketball team.

Ed Wade remembers Potomac State College in his Will

The family of former faculty member, Ed Wade, recently stopped by West Virginia University Potomac State College, to deliver a check to Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff, which was donated to the College by Wade, who passed away in March of this year.

“Dad loved Potomac State and wanted to remember the College in his will,” said Wade’s daughter, Jennifer Reese. Wade’s son, Chris, confirmed that his dad had a real joy in teaching art to students, but felt that after 26 years, it was time to retire, which he did in May 2000.

Verl and Sandra Purdy make $5 million gift commitment to WVU

West Virginia University graduate Verl O. Purdy attributes much of his success to the education and opportunities he received as a student at WVU in the 1960s.

The Poca native, who founded the largest agricultural data analysis and marketing company in the world, and his wife, Sandra, are now giving back to WVU with a $5 million donation, announced Friday (Nov. 3). The gift will be split between the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the College of Business and Economics and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Long-time donor provides lead gift in construction of bridge at Jackson’s Mill

Each year thousands of West Virginia youths and other visitors travel to Jackson’s Mill to participate in 4-H camps where they learn valuable leadership and mentoring skills, while forging lifelong friendships. Part of that journey includes participation in the West Virginia State 4-H Camp Council Circle, a symbolic center of spirit for campers.

BrickStreet endows WVU law school scholarship in honor of Tom Flaherty

A scholarship at the West Virginia University College of Law, endowed by The BrickStreet Foundation and honoring Charleston attorney Thomas V. Flaherty, was announced Friday at the University’s Board of Governors meeting.

The $100,000 gift was announced by W. Marston Becker, a member of both the BrickStreet and WVU boards. Flaherty, also a member of both boards, is immediate past chair of the BrickStreet board and immediate past president of the WVU board.

“The gift is modest recognition of all that Tom has contributed to both boards,” Becker said.