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Community

We drive positive change through education, service and applying our research findings to transform the lives of West Virginians.

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WVU Extension Service

We put the University’s expertise to work in all 55 West Virginia counties, reaching 624,000+ West Virginians each year.

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Center for Excellence in Disabilities

With 80 faculty and staff in 17 locations across the state, we support diverse, inclusive communities to improve the lives of West Virginians with disabilities.

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Center for Service and Learning

Through partnerships with 140 local organizations and a statewide Million Hour Match initiative, we leverage the University’s strengths to better our state.

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WVU in the Community Student Profiles | Faculty Profiles

Creating Community Voices

Rita Colistra

Dr. Colistra directs WVU’s Community Branding Initiative, BrandJRNY, which helps local communities tell – and “sell” – their stories. Students hone skills in campaign research, strategy, community engagement, budgeting, innovative storytelling and creating promotional materials, while discovering how best to brand each community.

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WVU System

Enrolling 31,000+ students in Beckley, Keyser and Morgantown, the WVU System is a family of campuses, each with a unique identity, all united under a single mission.

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Healthcare

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Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

We develop innovative solutions for West Virginians and those across the world with neurological and psychiatric conditions.

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Heart and Vascular Institute

We spearhead WVU Medicine’s statewide efforts in cardiovascular quality and research, clinical education, outreach and statewide program development.

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Comprehensive Opioid Addiction Treatment program

We are committed to a broad approach to West Virginia’s opioid addiction crisis, including drug abuse prevention and better, more accessible addiction treatment.

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The Arts

As a regional hub for the visual and performing arts, we offer a year-round slate of recitals, concerts, plays, musicals, exhibitions, lectures and classes.

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STEM Education Center

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and improve health in West Virginia through education in the STEM disciplines.

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Alumni Association

Our 190,000 alumni carry the Mountaineer spirit throughout 135 nations. The 57,000+ graduates living in West Virginia include 94% of the state’s agriculture educators, 80% of the state’s dentists and over 11,000 health sciences alumni.

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