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Alumni and Ambassadors

You know what makes WVU a special place. Help us find future Mountaineers by sharing your WVU experiences.


The Old Gold, New Blue Campaign

WVU is built on a strong tradition of pride, loyalty and academic excellence. Alumni volunteers can give back to the University and share their love for WVU by encouraging academically talented students to apply to — and attend — the University.

The Old Gold, New Blue Campaign connects existing Mountaineers like you with our future Mountaineers. Alumni, parents, staff and current students are able to volunteer and help the Office of Admissions guide prospective students to WVU. This campaign allows volunteers to:

Join the Campaign

We’re looking for participants who are eager to generate excitement about WVU through direct communications. Training for the Old Gold, New Blue Program is simple. Please fill out this interest form and a representative will be in touch with training materials.*

As an Alumni Student Recruiter, you provide the one-on-one interaction, personal attention and encouragement that can make the difference between a student in your community choosing WVU or another school.

Providing your perspective as an alum of WVU is the most important part of the program. Alumni Student Recruitment not only brings back the nostalgia from your college days, but also helps grow our future as Mountaineers and brings the best to our campuses.

Submit Old Gold, New Blue Interest Form

* Please note: all Old Gold, New Blue volunteers are subject to a routine background check in order to participate in the program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Let’s Go … Letters:  Interested in sending a note of encouragement to a prospective Mountaineer? Sign up for our notecard campaign to help us recruit, retain and celebrate our new Mountaineers to campus. Notecard campaigns run throughout the year and are an easy way to help give back to your alma mater.

Lend an ‘Eer Call Campaign: Our incoming Mountaineers have many questions about their college experience. Lend some advice to our future class about campus, college life and what it means to be a Mountaineer. All volunteers are provided talking points for each student.

College Fair Participation: Our alumni are our best recruiters! Help us cover your region by volunteering to participate in a local college fair. Materials and training will be provided to any Old Gold New Blue volunteer for these fairs.* College fairs are open year round to different regions. All volunteers will receive a WVU tablecloth and signage for each fair. Both of which should be returned following the event with any completed TUMAY cards in the provided pre-postage envelope.

* Note: All college fair participants will be subject to a background check in order for you to enter the schools.

On-Campus Events: There are many recruitment opportunities on campus throughout the year including Junior Preview Day, Decide WVU Day, Discover WVU Day and more! Volunteers are always needed to help welcome families to campus and share that Mountaineer pride!

How Do I?

Get materials? Volunteers interested in specific programs or opportunities will be provided materials via USPS or UPS Mail. Materials are normally shipped within two weeks of the event. Instructions for the volunteer will be provided with the materials. 

Request a fair in my region? If you know of a college fair in your region at which you’d like to represent WVU, please contact Program Director, Allyson Cannon at acannon2@mail.wvu.edu. Registration and details for the fair will be handled by a University representative. Once registered, instructions and corresponding materials will be sent to the volunteer.

Contact staff or a regional team member? You may always reach out with any questions regarding the Old Gold New Blue program! Any questions or concerns can be sent to Allyson Cannon at acannon2@mail.wvu.edu. To contact a regional team member in your area, please visit our Admissions Counselors page.

Resources

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Volunteer Map

Wondering where we have alumni volunteers as part of the OGNB program? Check out our volunteer map to see where our alumni reside!

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Fast Facts 2019 Sheet

Your "Need to Know" quick facts sheet for any pertinent questions about WVU!

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TUMAY Inquiry Card

Have a student interested in WVU? Have them fill out this card and pop it in the mail so we can keep in touch!

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Scholarship Card

A WVU education is within reach. Check out our scholarship opportunities here.

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Financial Aid Calculator

How much will college cost? Estimate your need with our calculator

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Road Pieces

Your all-knowing guide to WVU!

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FAQs for International and Graduate Programs

Speaking with international or continuing education students? Here’s the top things you need to know.

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Old Gold, New Blue Training Manual

Need a quick refresher? Download the OGNB training manual here for reference on the road.

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College Fair Tips

You’ve signed up for a college fair! What now? Learn more about how to navigate here.

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Campus Sights Video

Show off our beautiful campus to prospective students! Download our campus playlist for the perfect slideshow at your college fair.

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