March 2018

CEHS Launches Minor in Addiction Studies

In the face of the national opioid epidemic, the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services will launch its minor in addiction studies beginning in the fall of 2018. The minor, open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines, will provide students with a broad-based view of addiction theories, assessment and treatment to prepare them for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settings.

Student Spotlight: McKenzi Barnette

In the summer of 2017, McKenzi Barnett rebounded and passed basketballs to her first-grade students in the West Bronx. Though the future educator wasn’t in New York City to play basketball, she learned just as much about teaching on the basketball court as she did in her classroom. Meet McKenzi.

Alumni Spotlight: Mandi Figlioli

Throughout her career as an educator and administrator, CEHS alumna Mandi Figlioli has been driven by her love of learning and for finding innovative ways to foster creativity among students.  

Figlioli currently serves as assistant to the superintendent for Burgettstown Area School District in southwestern Pennsylvania. This role encompasses many responsibilities, including finding new ways to engage teachers and students in the learning process.  

Hoylman establishes scholarship in honor of daughter's passion for education

The Donna Hoylman Peduto Endowed Scholarship was established by Don and Marcella Hoylman in honor of their daughter’s long-time career in and passion for education.   

Previously an annual scholarship, the $25,000 endowment gift will now perpetually provide a yearly scholarship in support of an undergraduate teacher education student enrolled at CEHS, with a preference for West Virginia residents.