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WVU Parkersburg holds virtual Honors Ceremony celebration for student accomplishments

Parkersburg, W.Va. (May 20, 2020) – West Virginia University at Parkersburg honored 38 students, four faculty, and two staff members during the annual Honors Ceremony sponsored by United Bank. Due to the public health situation, this year’s recipients were recognized with a virtual celebration at wvup.edu/virtual-honors-ceremony. WVU Parkersburg leadership, faculty and staff filmed video presentations to honor the accomplishments of students they nominated.

“Although circumstances do not allow us to gather together, WVU Parkersburg has come together in so many other ways to support our students,” said WVU Parkersburg Provost Dr. Chad Crumbaker. “Our students succeeded during a challenging semester, and their persistence is a true inspiration to our campus community. Congratulations, honorees!”

Dr. Chris Gilmer, WVU Parkersburg president, presented the Community Partner of the Year award for the main campus to Hino. Dr. Steven Smith, vice president for Enrollment Management and Jackson County Center (JCC) CEO, announced Constellium as the Community Partner of the Year for JCC. This award recognizes a collaborative effort to offer both organizations training and development to their employees and respective regions.

Dr. Gilmer also named the Lutz family as the Philanthropist of the Year recipient. The family gifted the Oakland House, a mansion built by James Stephenson in 1832, to the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation for the upkeep and care of an important piece of history. Oakland resides on Seventh Street and has been a part of Parkersburg’s history for over 180 years.

Dr. Smith named David and Linda Dickirson its Philanthropist of the Year for their continued commitment to the center and the greater Ripley area. Last year, the Dickirsons sponsored a WVU at Parkersburg Foundation fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Violet Mosser Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund provides tuition assistance to JCC students with a proven financial need.

The complete list of award winners includes:
Community Partner of the Year, Parkersburg Campus
Hino

Community Partner of the Year, Jackson County Center
Constellium

Philanthropist of the Year, Parkersburg Campus
The Lutz Family

Philanthropist of the Year, Jackson County Center
David and Linda Dickirson

All West Virginia Academic Team Member
Victoria Poellot-Tauber

Catch a Shining Star Chapter, PTK
Fallyn Buffington
Allison Ezell
Seth Kerby
Brittany Sword
Victoria Poellot-Tauber

Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar Award
Victoria Poellot-Tauber

Distinguished Chapter Officer Nominees, PTK
Fallyn Buffington
Victoria Poellot-Tauber

Five Star Chapter Award, PTK
Fallyn Buffington
Allison Ezell
Seth Kerby
Brittany Sword
Victoria Poellot-Tauber

Most Distinguished Ohio Member, PTK
Serena Graham

PTK Inductees
Hunter Ackerman
Timothy Bales
MacKenzie Byrd
Brittany LaMar
Alicia Life

Regional PTK Officer, 2020-2021
Victoria Poellot-Tauber

Top 10 Regional Chapter, PTK
Fallyn Buffington
Allison Ezell
Seth Kerby
Brittany Sword
Victoria Poellot-Tauber

ADN Student of the Year
Hannah Ray

RN-BSN Student of the Year
Ben Priddy

First Surgical Technology CST-AAS Graduates
Jamie Broscious
Amber Riggins

Surgical Technology Inspiring Leader Award
Nicole Kittrell-Hughart

Surgical Technology Outstanding Student Award
Caylee Carmichael

2020 Outstanding Artist Award
Timothy Bales
Amelia Hartzog

Outstanding Achievement in Leadership
Holly Buskirk

Collegiate Honor Choir
Anthony Province
Philip Wilson

Digital Media Excellence
Ryan McCoy
Madison Sayre

Dottie Bibbee Student of the Year
Toni Grogg

Excellence in Media and Communication
Kaitlyn Thompson

WPKM Service Award
Noah Bird

Outstanding Experiential Learning Student
Ryan McCoy

Elementary Education Students of the Year
Brittany Sheppard
Paige Burner

Outstanding High School Biology Students
Aidan Roberts
Andrew Shaw
Ben Vierheller

Outstanding Early College Students
Aimee Chambers
Mary Taylor
Eric Darnold
Andrea Kirk

Academic Excellence in Business
Justina Morris

Leadership Excellence in Business
Daniel Seebaugh

Service Excellence in Business
Kaitlyn Frazier

Academic Excellence in Criminal Justice
Fallyn Buffington

Service Excellence in Criminal Justice
Seth Kerby

Law and Society Scholar Award
Miranda Reed

Student Organization of the Year
Student Surgical Technology Association

Tutor of the Year
Leah Harvey

Faculty of the Year, Parkersburg Campus
Dr. Lauri Reidmiller

Faculty of the Year, Jackson County Center
Joyce Stover

Adjunct of the Year, Parkersburg Campus
Jessica Trippett

Staff of the Year, Parkersburg Campus
Jennifer Conrad-Miller

Staff of the Year, Jackson County Center
David Mullins

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