June 6, 2013


  • The 2012-13 school year is officially in the books! UC topped off a truly incredible year with the first-ever commencement ceremony held at UC-Beckley on Saturday, May 11. Read all about it here: http://tinyurl.com/m4fh6wx
  • The Beckley Register-Herald had a truly inspiring story of one of UC-Beckley’s first graduates, Missy Omar: http://tinyurl.com/m4ack7l


  • The UC School of Pharmacy made national news in May by being named a National Consumers league Script Your Future National Challenge Award winner. Students created 12 new and innovative activities and resources for this year’s Challenge, reaching over 6,000 consumers in the Charleston, West Virginia community. The team included a unique composition of students from the University of Charleston Pharmacy School, Physician Assistant Program, Athletic Training Education Program, and the Regional Tobacco and Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Read all about the award here: http://tinyurl.com/luk8q2l
  • The UC Enactus team (formerly SIFE) also made big news in May by recording a second consecutive Top 40 finish at the Enactus National Expo in Kansas City, Mo. Additionally, the team won a $5,000 Grand Prize in the Lowe’s Community Improvement Competition, the Campbell’s Soup Silver Spoon Award for collecting over 5,000 pounds of canned goods, and UC Enactus President Adam DeBriae won a prestigious $5,000 Jules and Gwen Knapp Scholarship. In all, UC Enactus competed against over 500 teams nationally and over 130 at the National Expo. Full details on the team’s incredible trip here: http://tinyurl.com/lqy7q69

Gen Hoyer with Ethical Hacking Class

  • UC launched a new partnership with the West Virginia National Guard on May 3. This exciting effort will help train Guardsmen in ethical computer hacking. The Gazette has a great feature story on the venture here: http://tinyurl.com/lfkbus3


  • Congratulations to UC rower Susan Bernath on being named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Pocock All-America second team for the 2013 season: http://tinyurl.com/lka74cm


  • Congratulations to UC golfer Jamin Smith on being named to the 2013 Division II Ping Atlantic All-Region Team: http://tinyurl.com/muxcru7
  • The University of Charleston’s efforts with the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) is currently featured on the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) website. Great work by Donna Lewis and the rest of the team! View the page here: http://tinyurl.com/m6bp2m8



  • Join us on Saturday, July 13 at 9 p.m. for a FREE showing of “Oz the Great and Powerful” on the UC Riverbank. The event is sure to be fun for your whole family! Movie concession items will be available for purchase. Don’t forget your blanket and lawn chairs! Share the event with your Facebook friends here: http://tinyurl.com/mgr8hoe