Campus community wraps-up an unconventional semester

Student holds a cup of coffee with a positive message on it on the Quad at WVU Potomac State College

“This has been an extraordinarily different semester for everyone -- faculty, staff and students – as we navigated teaching, learning and living during a pandemic. I’m both proud and grateful for how the campus community rallied to overcome this unique challenge while at the same time maintaining some normalcy of life,” President Jennifer Orlikoff said as the fall semester drew to a close.

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College plans for upcoming Day of Giving event in 2021

Front view of WVU Potomac State College campus

The fourth annual Day of Giving event is scheduled for March 3, 2021. Development Director Keri Whitacre explains the value in The Day of Giving and how this fundraising event can support priorities and opportunities specific to Potomac State College.

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Alumnus Ken Ward Jr. honored for outstanding journalism

Ken Ward

ProPublica is honoring PSC Alumnus Ken Ward Jr., Class of ’87, as one of six journalists for their inaugural Distinguished Fellows Program. Ward explains the role Potomac State College played in preparing him for his career. “Potomac State College helped inspire and prepare me for the many adventures I've been able to enjoy in life. In particular, professors like Tony Whitmore, Dallas Shafer, and Charlie Whitehill had large influences on me. Dr. Whitmore in particular was so important in my own education and my love of writing."

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Alums invited to reminisce on the Potomac State College Facebook page

Archival photo of a snowy WVU Potomac State College Quad

The College’s University Relations team has observed that when we post photos from the past, it conjures up fond memories and elicits comments from our alumni who consider their time at Potomac State College some of the best years of their lives. We see this as a great opportunity for our current students to see and learn what the College has meant to former students. So, check-in on the Potomac State College Facebook page for “throwback photos” and share your past experiences.

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Potomac State plans to add Cross Country program

Students participating in a Cross Country race

The College Athletic Department will add men's and women's cross country as NJCAA-sanctioned athletic options for the 2021-2022 academic year. This will mark a rebirth of the program that existed at Potomac State for five seasons before being put on pause following the 2018 season.

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Potomac State’s Esports Team brings home two championships

Jacob Biser, Malik Gale, Alex Oates, and Evan Moreland represented Potomac State College in the ECAC Madden Championship

The College’s Esports team brought home two trophies in the ECAC Madden competition. Alex Oates and Jacob Biser played for the championship, while teammates Malik Gale and Evan Moreland finished the tournament run in the semifinals. Congratulations on a team effort in bringing home the championship trophies!

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