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Admissions Counselors

Gary Laruta

International Admissions Counselor

Favorite Thing About WVU

The kindness of the people you meet, from faculty, staff, students, to the general population in Morgantown. One always finds someone willing to go out of their way to help you feel at home. There is a sense of community that is very visible through the various student organizations in campus and the events they host throughout the year. One really feels welcomed here.

Favorite Thing About Your Job

As an international student myself once upon a time, I relate to the process every international student might be going through when joining WVU. Being able to be in a position where I can now assist any student going through a similar process is an aspect of my job I do not only love, but one I am very grateful for.

Advice for Students

Get involved with the student organization of your preference. They can be a great tool to meet new people and continue growing beyond the classroom.

When You're Not Working You're

Trying to spend as much time as possible in nature. WVU is surrounded but some of the most spectacular places for activities such as hiking, kayaking, climbing and particularly outdoor photography.

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