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Allison Arnold

Meet the Grads, Allison Arnold: A diverse journey led her to become a versatile engineer

Allison Arnold was born with a heart condition requiring surgery at just 18 months old. Her life was saved by the treatments she received through outstanding medical techniques and solutions from the  West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital. As a result, when she embarked upon a doctoral degree at WVU, Arnold felt driven to study engineered human-compatible materials.

Order of Augusta recipients

WVU’s top seniors named, eight honored with 2022 Order of Augusta

A Black Appalachian first-generation college student graduating with a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average, a two-term Mountaineer Mascot passionate about finding novel therapies for mental health disorders and a young entrepreneur who has worked to empower small farmers in West Virginia are among the accomplished student leaders who have been honored with West Virginia University’s most prestigious student award, the Order of Augusta.