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Summer 2016


Homecoming Parade alumni cheerleader

Every year there’s a festival that celebrates you. There’s lots of gold and blue, a parade and a football game with your old friends in attendance. Join us for Homecoming weekend, set for Sept. 30–Oct. 2. The parade is held Friday night, with the football game against Kansas State on Oct. 1, time yet to be determined. You can also catch other events from department tailgates to the women’s soccer game versus Baylor on Sept. 30. Check for details as they become available. Find out more information by contacting the Alumni Association at 304-293-4731 or

A New Crew

The West Virginia University Alumni Association is setting out to bridge the gap between our current students and our 190,000-plus alumni around the world with a new program called the Gold and Blue Crew.

The Gold and Blue Crew is a new student organization, which crew President Abby Roberts hopes will help prepare students for more immediate success upon graduation through things like programming, mentorship and events. 

Earlier this year, for example, the group held its first “30 for 30” event, in which current students were able to sit down with alumni for 30 minutes and ask them anything — from life to business — all in an effort to better prepare students for their careers. 

“These opportunities allow students to start the foundation of relationships that could eventually land them a job,” said Roberts, a second-year graduate student in sport management from Yorktown, Va. 

Roberts said the idea for the group came from Sean Frisbee, president and CEO of the WVU Alumni Association, who wanted to improve the connection between students and alumni. 

Alumni can get involved in multiple ways, Roberts said, whether it be through a mentorship program, as an event host or attendee, donating to one of the many programs or simply signing up for the program’s e-newsletters. To do so, email

To keep up with the Gold and Blue Crew, you can follow the group on Facebook at or Twitter

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