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Supporting the University's R1 Mission

In addition to our status as a Land Grant University, West Virginia University has been classified as R1 (Doctoral Universities – very high research activity) under the Carnegie Classification of Universities since 2016.  

Carnegie R1 status is difficult to earn - only 146 other US universities have this designation - and the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education re-assesses universities every 5 years.  

Meet Megan Skinner

Megan Skinner obtained her B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting from West Virginia University in May 2020 and went on to pursue her masters, graduating with a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree with an emphasis in taxation in 2021.

Skinner decided to enroll in the MAcc program because she felt it was the best next step, especially for additional credit hours needed to complete her CPA license.

Meet Morris Morrison

His message is powerful, his story is unforgettable, and his focus is clear – to bring people closer, and make organizations more impactful through personal ownership and service.

We hope you can join us on Friday to hear from Morrison Morrison and leave feeling inspired. 

Welcome back, business alumni!

What’s better than fall in West Virginia? Being on West Virginia University’s campus during the fall semester.

Alumni near and far will return to Morgantown on October 28-30 to celebrate homecoming weekend and reminisce with friends and colleagues. Whether you take a stroll down High Street to watch the parade or cheer for the Mountaineers on Saturday’s football game against TCU, we want you to get the most out of your weekend!

Meet Rachel Morgan

The Mountain State Forest Festival located in Elkins, West Virginia – one of the oldest festivals in the state – was held October 1-9 and was able to resume its traditional activities after two years off due to the pandemic.

Festival princesses are selected from different regions throughout the state and must be appointed by a state dignitary.