October 2016

Four Inducted into the CEHS Hall of Fame for 2016

Four outstanding individuals were inducted in the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) Hall of Fame for 2016.  This year’s inductees were Dr. Richard Cavasina, Dr. Catherine Perry Cotton, Dr. Patricia Love, and Dr. Patricia Obenauf.

“These four inductees are extraordinary individuals, making great contributions to their professions and communities.  It was my pleasure to participate in such a lovely event to recognize their many accomplishments,” said Gypsy Denzine, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.  “They exemplify the pioneering graduates we tell our students they someday will be. “

Future counseling students to benefit from generous gift

Dr. Richard Cavasina understands the importance of the values he acquired at West Virginia University and wants to pass these same principles on to aspiring counselors and psychologists. He will do so through a future scholarship endowment, which will support students in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology at the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University.

Cavasina and his wife, Toni, have established the Dr. Richard and Toni Cavasina Counseling Scholarship via a significant estate gift to the college. Their gift is the largest ever made to the counseling department. As a community leader with a strong personal and professional devotion to education, Cavasina understands the importance of a good education, but also how hard this can be to achieve.

Faculty member and past chair supports speech-language pathology and audiology students

Dr. Norman Lass and his wife, Martha, donated $30,000 to establish an endowed scholarship at the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services. The Norman and Martha Lass Scholarship will provide support for graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders studying to become speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

As a professor of speech and hearing sciences, co-director of the Speech and Hearing Laboratory, and past chair of the department, Lass credits his successful career to the wonderful working environment and support he received from the faculty, staff and students at WVU.

CEHS welcomes new faculty members

For the 2016-2017 academic year, CEHS welcomed 11 new faculty members.  Find out more about our new faculty members education, research, and many accomplishments. 

Sara Anderson, Assistant Professor
Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development

Ken St. Louis Q&A in WVU Magazine

Dr. Ken St. Louis, professor in the CEHS Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was featured in the WVU Magazine for his expertise in stuttering and attitudes toward stuttering.