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The College of Applied Human Sciences invites you to keep in touch with your alma mater.


Alumni News

              Head shots of Chloe Simpson and John Gay

Feature: Relentless spirit binds two Mountaineers

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

John Gay, EdD, loved students with drive. He could recognize those who had potential and ambition, and then poured encouragement into them to help them believe that they could achieve and do more. He was the kind of professor, dean, scholar and man whom a student would stop in an airport years later to thank him for the nudge he gave them to be better.

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              Female mountain biker wearing helmet, gloves and sunglasses going through water, covered in mud.

Creating outdoor activity options for West Virginia families

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Cassie Smith, a West Virginia University physical education graduate (1993), is passionate about getting people outdoors to become more active. As director of the West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League, Smith counts on dedicated coaches and other volunteers as the key to the success of the WV National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

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              Jihad Dixon wearing WVU dark blue tshirt, standing next to President Gee, wearing a gold hat and vest and WVU bowtie.

Feeling most at home

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

In recognition of what it means to be a Mountaineer, the West Virginia University Alumni Association will celebrate recipients of the 2022 Homecoming and Alumni Service Awards during Homecoming Week, Oct. 24-30.

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              Award winner in front of the West Virginia State Seal, wearing a white blouse, earrings and gold necklace.

Expanding a career to inspire the lives of children

Friday, September 30, 2022

A passion for influencing children to thrive prompted Amber Nichols to shift gears in her career to become an educator.

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Ways to Give

Create an Endowment or Scholarship

Endowments can be designated by the donor to impact a specific program or area within CAHS, or remain unrestricted to meet the most critical needs of the college.

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Make a Planned Gift

With your support, CAHS can continue its academic mission. Get started today by exploring the planned giving options available to you.

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Give to the Annual Fund

Annual giving is an important source of private financial support that ensures students receive a quality education. Those resources also enable the college to perform services and outreach.

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Career Connections

Utilize university resources to build connections and grow your professional network.

WVU Connect

Be the mentor your needed. Visit WVU Connect to add you name to the growing list of alumni who are stepping up to expand the Mountaineer network. It’s all about who you know and how you support fellow Gold and Blue graduates. Want to help other WVU graduates get their foot in the door? Find your connections through WVU’s global community.

WVU Connect

Career Services

From acing the interview, to building a resume and developing a job search strategy, WVU Career Services has the tips and resources to meet the needs of WVU students and alumni. Visit the Career Services website to learn how to polish your professional image. Explore Handshake, WVU’s powerful career resource tool, designed to meet the needs of WVU students and alumni.

Career Services


Jasper N. Deahl (1859-1942) Dean, College of Education 1927-1930

Jasper N. Deahl

Jasper Newton Deahl, born in Barbour County (VA) in 1859. In 1901, he started his career at WVU as professor of pedagogy and for many years was the only full time member of the department.

The Jasper N. Deahl Award is an alumni recognition designed to honor CEHS alumni for demonstrated leadership in their professional career, engagement in their community and/or loyalty to the state of West Virginia or WVU.

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