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Heather Vallandingham

Heather Vallandingham

Finance Senior from White Sulphur springs, West Virginia

"Don’t be afraid. Make friends, take risks, try new things, and enjoy college. West Virginia University gives students numerous opportunities to serve and grow into the individuals they want to be. All it takes is a chance. A chance to stand out and network with people whether that’s with other students, faculty, or employers. WVU may be considered a party school but you’ll find your group and click with them. Join student organizations, sororities/fraternities, clubs, or a sports team. I guarantee you won’t regret it because these years will be the best years of your life before the real world begins. So take a step forward into your future and make the best out of being a Mountaineer!"

Extracurriculars:  Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Chaarg

Favorite Place on Campus:  Milan Puskar Stadium (football stadium)


  • Coloring
  • Baking
  • Fishing
  • Being outdoors


  • Animal: Owl
  • Color: Green
  • Music:  Country
  • Movie: The Lion King

Why do you love WVU? What I love about WVU/B&E is the pride and spirit students bring to the community. Being a Mountaineer means more than just being a student in the Mountain State at one of the biggest universities, West Virginia University. I get to demonstrate the joy and excitement of being a mountaineer by showing its true colors and singing “Country Roads” with family and friends while watching our sports teams. Being a part of the B&E college has given me the opportunity to stand out and network with many different people while make lifelong friendships along the way. The B&E college makes me feel more like an individual rather than a number compared to other colleges or universities. I am able to stand out of my comfort zone, serve others, and enjoy this college journey while furthering my future and accomplishing my goals.