Message from Dean Gypsy Denzine
As commencement approaches, the College of Education and Human Services is preparing
to send 357 education and human service professionals into the workplace. Regardless
of where they choose to go, we’re confident that our graduates have the professional
preparation they need to flourish in their chosen careers and to help their communities
This month’s e-news will introduce you to our upcoming commencement speaker, Dr.
Frank Devono, the superintendent of Monongalia County Schools. Dr. Devono is a lifelong
West Virginian, educational expert and two-time alumnus of our College.
Also, you will read about five more of our alumni who will be recognized as this
year’s Jasper N. Deahl Awardees at our CEHS Alumni Dinner on May 5, 2017. This
year’s recipients of the Deahl Award have distinguished themselves at both the
state and national levels for their service as counselors and educators, and we
look forward to sharing their stories of success with you.
Finally, we’ll celebrate the work of our students and faculty members, who work to
make our College and our communities better on a daily basis. We’ll share the story
of one of our graduates, Danielle Poling, as well as one of our faculty members,
Dr. Melissa Sherfinski.
While we bid a “see you soon” to the class of 2017, we continue to prepare the next
successful group of future alumni, even through the summer. Thank you for your
support of CEHS as we continue to shape our communities, state and nation through
the important work that we do.