A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University, is about impact. It's about a meaningful commitment to people everywhere—to society itself. West Virginia is a State of Minds. Thinkers. Dreamers. Caregivers. Educators. Innovators. Healers. The Campaign for West Virginia’s University celebrates all we are and all we can be.

Ben Gazsi '14

Art and Design

“I never thought of myself as an artist, but there is some creativity in architecture, and that was my favorite part about it.”

Anthony Braxton '16

Marketing major & philosophy minor

“We are all benefiting from something that somebody else did for us.”

Alyssa Ortiz '15


“The scholarship I received really helped me lessen my financial and emotional stress…”

Diego Gabete-Rodriguez '16

Musical Arts

“I was looking at them and they were looking at me and we were doing this together. It was a really special connection.”

Gary Marchiny '14

Physics and Mathematics

“Being able to provide an explanation of nature with mathematics, where my intuition otherwise failed, provided a great sense of satisfaction.”

Adelyn Nottingham '16

Strategic Communications

“I probably would not be the person I am today if it had not been for my experiences with 4-H. I plan to continue my journey with the organization into the next chapters of my life.”

Jasmine Koech '14

Psychology and Latin American Studies

"Seeking out your heritage can be a bumpy road, but I am managing to find a lot of comfort in knowing that I am getting closer to Latin America with my research.”