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    Celebrating resiliency

    WVU invited May, August and December 2020 graduates to participate with May 2021 graduates after more than a year of pandemic restrictions. We were happy to welcome the graduates to campus to applaud this milestone and continue the in-person commencement tradition. CPASS ceremonies took place Saturday, May 15 and included Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and Reed College of Media students.

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    Funding coaching development

    As a graduate assistant, Brett Anderson is working with Kristen Dieffenbach, CACSS director, national leader in the field of coach development, and CPASS associate professor, to support Morgantown Hockey Association's youth development program. Anderson, coaching and sport education on campus master’s student, coordinated the MHA youth development program. Originally from Killam, Alberta, Canada, he has coached around the world.

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    Exploring career options

    Reeser grew up as a student athlete. She knew that she wanted sports to remain in her life even though she was no longer an athlete. The sport management field appeared to be the perfect choice thanks to its connection to the sports world. Reeser felt that the WVU CPASS program would help her explore options to find her specific niche in the future. Plus, Reeser discovered that the WVU sport management program was high on the list of successful programs around the country.


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Faculty Spotlight

  • Portrait of Emily Murphy
    Emily Murphy Associate Professor
    Associate Professor Emily Murphy envisions expanding the foundation of the innovative Health and Well-being major. Her teaching, research and service focus on individual, environmental and systems changes that promote making the healthier choice the easier one for children, families and communities throughout West Virginia and nationwide.
  • Portrait of Erin Jordan
    Erin Jordan Teaching Assistant Professor
    Erin Jordan, teaching assistant professor and program coordinator in the Health and Well-being major, will focus on building an environment that promotes student growth and success. Jordan’s research interests include minority stress models and psychological factors that influence behavior. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.