June 2017

CEHS graduates emeritus celebrate Emeritus Weekend

On June 3, 2017, CEHS Graduates Emeritus gathered for a reception to celebrate Emeritus Weekend, a University-wide event that recognizes graduates of 50 years or more.  The weekend,  full of events, sessions, tours of campus and more, allows emeritus alumni the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with their beloved alma mater.

Currently there are over 13,000 Graduates Emeritus for all of WVU.  Of those, 2,176 are graduates of CEHS.   We are proud each year to have the opportunity to celebrate and remember the past with our many emeritus alumni, as well as our emeritus faculty.  

Student Spotlight: Sean Ray

Sean Ray, a secondary education social studies major, discovered WVU by chance, and it was love at first sight. A Buffalo, N.Y., native, Ray visited WVU on his first college tour with his grandparents, who live in Virginia.

“WVU was the last stop on the tour,” Ray said. “No matter what I was doing or where I was looking, that visit just always stayed in the back of my head. I just loved it right away.”

Faculty Spotlight: Johnna Bolyard

Dr. Johnna Bolyard, a mathematics education professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies, is on a mission to make mathematics accessible for all teachers and students.

“I’m a very big believer that everybody can learn math, and I think we have this narrative that either you’re a math person or you’re not,” Bolyard said. “I have never believed that.  I feel, in many ways, it’s my job to prove that wrong and to figure out ways to help people change their perspective and to teach in ways which people can learn.”

Morgantown Rotary Club establishes Morgantown Rotary Club/Dr. Hugh Lindsay Hearing Aid Fund at CEHS

For many Americans, hearing aids are a necessity, but they are also financially unattainable. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids, but the high cost creates a barrier to access.

This is one reason that the Morgantown Rotary Club has established the Morgantown Rotary Club/Dr. Hugh Lindsay Hearing Aid Fund at CEHS. The fund, which will help provide hearing aids to low-income clients of the WVU Hearing Center, was created in honor of the late Dr. Hugh Lindsay, M.D., Ph.D.

CEHS mourns loss of former dean

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Dr. Anne H. Nardi’s passing on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Dr. Nardi served in many positions at CEHS, including her roles as interim dean and dean from 2002 to 2008.

“Dr. Anne Nardi was a long-standing faculty member and administrator in our College,” said Gypsy Denzine, dean of the College of Education and Human Services. “She left a true legacy and we all benefit from her outstanding service as dean. Dr. Nardi was committed to student success, modeled high standards in all tasks, lived the WVU Land-Grant mission and truly loved being a part of the WVU community. She was kind and generous in sharing her time and wisdom. The entire Nardi family is closely tied to the WVU family.”