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Read about how faculty, students and alumni are making a difference.

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    Seeking Youth and Adult Participants: Sport Diplomacy Program, Mexico

    West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a U.S. State Department Sport for Social Change exchange between the U.S. and Mexico. The program will involve an eight-day trip to Mexico with the goal of using the sport of soccer to promote leadership and empowerment among young women in Mexico.

  • Anne Mitchell and a friend fly fishing

    One CPASS alum and her partner are creating a niche outdoor business

    Anne Mitchell and Mark Hengemihle, both seasoned outdoor recreation professionals, have established Knapps Creek Trout Lodge within a unique, niche market in the outdoor recreation industry. The partners report 30 percent growth in bookings while developing special programs to support veterans and the local community.

  • A collage of healthy food and healthy behaviors

    Weight Management Program produces health outcomes in West Virginia

    An innovative arrangement, developed by Public Employees Insurance Agency and managed by West Virginia University, was recognized nationally for the fee-for-service model housed at community-based fitness centers, designed to promote healthy living. Ultimately, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences staff helped to enroll approximately 9,000 members in the program.


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Faculty Spotlight

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    Dana Voelker Assistant Professor
    Dana Voelker, sport and exercise psychology assistant professor, joins the ranks of West Virginia University faculty members selected for the 2018 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, honoring exceptional professors who go the extra mile to inspire their students.
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    Jeremy Yeats Teaching Assistant Professor
    CPASS welcomes new faculty member, Jeremy Yeats, teaching assistant professor, whose teaching style reflects a student-centered and culturally-responsive classroom, helping to create an active community of learners. Yeats is a native of Colorado and served as assistant professor at Adams State University for six years.