A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University, is about impact. It's about a meaningful commitment to people everywhere—to society itself. West Virginia is a State of Minds. Thinkers. Dreamers. Caregivers. Educators. Innovators. Healers. The Campaign for West Virginia’s University celebrates all we are and all we can be.

Ellen Aguilera, ’16


“I want to serve as a role model for other students like me.”

Alec Salakovich ’17

Chemical Engineering

“I like the idea of applying science to solving problems.”

Catherine Hefner ‘16

Forensic and Investigative Science

“I could have dealt with my experience in many different ways, but the path I chose was more rewarding.”

Anthony Braxton '16

Marketing major & philosophy minor

“We are all benefiting from something that somebody else did for us.”

Diego Gabete-Rodriguez '16

Musical Arts

“I was looking at them and they were looking at me and we were doing this together. It was a really special connection.”

Adelyn Nottingham '16

Strategic Communications

“I probably would not be the person I am today if it had not been for my experiences with 4-H. I plan to continue my journey with the organization into the next chapters of my life.”

Kate Staples, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in History

“One of the strongest skills students can leave college with is the ability to write concisely, cogently, effectively."