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


Alumni News

              Zabrya Robson headshot.

Alumni Spotlight: Zabrya Robson

Monday, March 18, 2024

Zabrya Robson, a behavior health counselor at Community Care of West Virginia, came to West Virginia University knowing she wanted to help others. She earned her undergraduate degree at WVU, and then when looking for a master’s program to pursue counseling, she once again chose WVU largely because of the flexibility of the clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling program.

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              Catherine O'Malley poses with a group of students.

O'Malley's move to literacy education fulfills her desire to make a difference

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Cat O'Malley, Literacy Department Chair for Annapolis Middle School, found her way into the realm of education through an unconventional path. She began her career with roles in management, event management and sales, but found her true calling in literacy education. Her journey has been marked by determination and a commitment to making a difference, and her diverse skill set enriches her role as a teacher and educational leader.

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              Malik Wynes, Smoky Bear, and Michaela Wynes pose for a photo in front of a Wynes Facility for Families and Children sign.

Passion and energy leads recent alum to start non-profit for youth in Summers County

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

In the heart of Talcott, a small town nestled in the scenic landscapes of West Virginia, Michaela Wynes, with the help of her cousin Malik, has embarked on a remarkable journey to uplift her community with the founding of the Wynes Facility for Families and Children. The non-profit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of young individuals in their hometown.

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              Ian Gentile in a WVU shirt sitting next to his son in a hockey mask.

Alumni Spotlight: Ian Gentile

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Ian Gentile, Vice President of Hockey Operations with the United States Hockey League completed his master's degree online from West Virginia University in sport management in 2020 while working full-time.

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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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