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Caitlin Keller

ELKINS – Caitlin Keller of Philippi, West Virginia, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in a virtual platform. Keller, a graduate of Philip Barbour High School, was selected from a group of the 37 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.

Aurora 2020

ELKINS – With a determination to celebrate the creative works of the Davis & Elkins College community, the Aurora editorial staff presented its 2020 publication in a virtual platform. The College’s literary and creative journal has a long-standing tradition of releasing the annual magazine in print form each spring.

Hayden Mueller

ELKINS – Hayden Mueller of Madison, Wisconsin, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in a virtual platform. Mueller, a student at Robert M. Lafollette High School, was selected from a group of the 37 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.

ELKINS – The Davis & Elkins College online RN-to-BSN program has been ranked as one of the best in West Virginia by the nursing advocacy organization RegisteredNursing.org. The organization is made up of nurses with the mission to promote excellence in nursing by enabling future and current nurses with the education and employment resources they need to succeed.

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College has been awarded a NetVUE Vocation across the Academy Grant to help strengthen and expand its four-year Honors Program. The initial $24,817 award will fund the program for three years beginning this July, and an additional $24,817 will be awarded in 2021 when the College raises matching funds to sustain the program in the future.

ELKINS – Three members of the Davis & Elkins College Class of 2020 were surprised this week by a phone call from President Chris A. Wood congratulating them on their academic rankings. With the tabulation of final grades, Wood was ready to announce the Class’s valedictorian, salutatorian and highest-ranking Associate Degree recipient.

Davis & Elkins Vietnam Veterans Memorial

ELKINS – As the renovation continues at Myles Center for the Arts and Myles Plaza on the campus of Davis & Elkins College, the stone Vietnam Veterans Memorial will soon have a new place of prominence. An icon on the campus for decades, the memorial honors D&E alumni who gave their lives during service to their country.

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College’s Division of Adult and Online Learning has released the President’s List and Dean’s List for the winter 2019-2020 RN-BSN rotation. Students pursuing their degree must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of graded coursework during the rotation with a term grade point average of 4.0 to earn the president’s list or a grade point average of 3.6 to less than 4.0 to earn the dean’s list.

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College has released its president’s list and dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The president’s list includes all full-time students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester and the dean’s list includes all full-time students with a semester GPA of 3.6 to less than 4.0.

Cassiopeia Murphy

ELKINS – Cassiopeia Murphy of Little Mountain, South Carolina, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in a virtual platform. Murphy, a student at Mid Carolina High School, was selected from a group of the 37 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.

Davis & Elkins Student Teacher Awards

ELKINS – Although the sixth annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner was canceled, Davis & Elkins College students were recognized in a virtual ceremony for their exemplary performance during their student teaching experience. Hosted by the Davis & Elkins College Teacher Education program, the annual dinner serves as an expression of gratitude to administrators, teachers, faculty and D&E students who work with teacher education throughout the school year.

D&E Upward Bound Summer Classic

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound TRiO Assistant Directors Alison Shields, left, and Kate Dillon prepare take-home summer packets to be delivered to Upward Bound students participating in the Classic Summer Program. The year’s class includes 92 rising juniors and seniors from Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Pocahontas and Pendleton counties. Beginning June 1, students will take classes via Zoom in math, science, financial literacy, foreign language and test preparation.

Alyssa Bailey

ELKINS – Alyssa La’Rein Bailey of Pineville has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in a virtual platform. Bailey, a student at Westside High School, was selected from a group of the 37 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.

ELKINS – On the day would have been the apex to their undergraduate college careers, Davis & Elkins seniors, like many others, put their commencement day on hold. Although in-person commencement has been rescheduled for September 19, the College could not let the original date – May 9 – pass without recognition.

Davis & Elkins College Commencement Coin

ELKINS – When Davis & Elkins College senior AnnMarie Timbrook was asked to design the Commemorative Medal for the Class of 2020, she decided to focus on an individual she says exemplifies resilience, determination and willpower. Ironically, those same character traits are the ones she believes the campus community exhibited in meeting the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Myles Center for the Arts renovation

ELKINS – With extreme precision, the 6,000-pound steel dome was hoisted to the top of the steel structure that forms the new rotunda entrance at Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The $6.7 million renovation project, generously funded by Trustee Emerita June Myles, has continued throughout the spring and completion is expected this fall.

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College recognized students’ academic achievements and leadership on campus for the 2019-2020 year. The annual Academic Awards and Recognition Convocation, which normally takes place in April, was instead celebrated with individual department Zoom sessions and surprise phone calls.

The official Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters car, known as “Zip,” along with advisor Sam Franzoia visited the Davis & Elkins Chapter this week. Franzoia attended meetings with campus staff, the Interfraternity Council and chapter officials.

 

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