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Chris Newman accepting his scholarship

Mining graduate wins scholarship

Chris Newman, a recent mining engineering graduate, won the Kazem Oraee Scholarship for Mining at the 2015 International Conference on Ground Control in Mining.

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WVU Alumni Association and Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources receive major gift donations

The West Virginia University Alumni Association and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources have both received major gift donations totaling $500,000 from The Thrasher Group, a leading engineering firm, headquartered in Clarksburg. The amount, which will be evenly split between the College and the Association, lends further support in the construction of Statler College’s Advanced Engineering Research Building and the naming of the Erickson Alumni Center Courtyard as the Thrasher Courtyard.