Hometown: Centennial, CO Major: MBA student, 2012 business management and Spanish graduate WVU Groups: Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society, women's volleyball team
"I would love to get my MBA, and my dream job in the future is to work for a major athletic corporation, like Nike or Under Armor. This way, I could combine my business degree, Spanish degree, and my love for sport."
Hometown: Glen Mills, PA Major: business administration WVU Groups: Honors College
"One of the selling points for me was WVU's huge alumni base. I also didn't want to go to a school where I was a number. Here, there's a liberal arts feel and many different connections and options for students."
Hometown: Moundsville, WV Major: exercise physiology Big Accomplishment: President's Volunteer Service Award Bronze Recipient Campus Job: student health educator for WellWVU Health Promotion Internship: aquatic therapy intern at Mountain View Regional Rehabilitation Hospital WVU Groups: Student Health Advisory Board President Exercise Physiology Center for Civic Engagement
Hometown: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia Major: psychology WVU Groups: Women's Tennis Team
Growing up in the Republic of Georgia, Irinka never heard of West Virginia University. Now, WVU is changing her life in many ways -- from education to tennis.
I wanted an education and I wanted to play tennis. At first, I worried about starting a new life. There was fear. But now I realize it's helped me become more independent.
Hometown: Beckley, WV Major: medicine; 2012 chemistry graduate Research: As an undergraduate, he worked with faculty advisor Dr. Kung Wang, John searched for a chemical compound to create a carbon nanotube for delivering treatments to patients or removing something harmful from a patient. WVU Groups: Honors College, Mortar Board honorary, Phi Lambda Upsilon chemistry honorary
"To be a Mountaineer means that I am not only part of the University, but also part of our state and our rich traditions and history. I came to WVU because it was my home-state university, and I grew up loving it."
Hometown: Charleston, WV Major: biochemistry and philosophy Big Accomplishments: WVU Foundation Scholarship, which provides full tuition and fees, plus room and board and books for four years. WVU Groups: "Pride of West Virginia" Mountaineer Marching Band
"I believe a cure for Alzheimer's can be taken through a chemical approach. That's why I'm studying biochemistry at WVU."
Hometown: Wheeling, WV Major: mechanical engineering Big Accomplishment: 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American National Rookie of the Year
"If I can't race, I want to work on race cars. Studying engineering makes sense. When you see these drivers with members of their race team working on cars, ask them about their backgrounds. Ninety percent of them studied mechanical engineering."
Hometown: Hanover, PA Major: political science Big Accomplishments: one of 15 U.S. student leaders chosen for the Summer 2012 Kremlin Fellows Program in Moscow, Russia WVU Groups: president of the Student Government Association Political Science Student Government Association