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WVU alumnus establishes endowed fund to support students in the Division of Natural Resources and Forestry

Gregory "Greg" Gensheimer, WVU Davis College alumnus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University alumnus Gregory “Greg” Gensheimer is turning a personal passion into action through the establishment of an endowed scholarship that will benefit students in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Gensheimer has committed a gift of $25,000 to create the Gregory J. Gensheimer Scholarship, which will support WVU juniors and seniors majoring in recreation, parks and tourism resources or wildlife and fisheries resources in the Davis College School of Natural Resources.

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West Virginia University to host founder and CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation, presenting ‘Rebuilding the Appalachian Economy’

Brandon Dennison, founder and CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Gumption. Grit. Grace. These are the core values of the Coalfield Development Corporation, a community-based nonprofit in southern West Virginia that empowers individuals to learn and grow while improving communities in tangible ways – all in the face of a challenging economic climate. West Virginia University will host the organization’s founder and CEO, Brandon Dennison, who will share Coalfield’s unique approach to community development.

The guest lecture, hosted by the IDEA Fellows Program and the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, will be held on September 20 at 7 p.m. in room 414 of Evansdale Crossing. Dennison will present “Rebuilding the Appalachian Economy from the Ground Up: Social Entrepreneurship, Creative Economic Development, and Social Justice in the Coalfields of West Virginia.”

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WVU researcher works to help prevent childhood obesity

Two children participate in the HomeStyles program

One of the many challenges of parenthood is finding a way to balance hectic schedules with raising happy, healthy children – and a West Virginia University researcher wants to lend a helping hand.

Melissa Olfert, associate professor of human nutrition and foods in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, hopes to continue the fight against childhood obesity with HomeStyles, a parent-focused educational program devoted to positive diets, physical activity and sleep strategies.

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WVU announces the names of two new tomato varieties released in honor of 150th anniversary

Mahfuz Rahman and Mannon Gallegly hold the new tomato varieties

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – From a pool of more than 100 submissions, there was not just one, but two names, that rose to the top of the list for the new tomato varieties created by West Virginia University researchers Mannon Gallegly and Mahfuz Rahman in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

The popularity of those two names, combined with the ultimate decision to release both tomato varieties, resulted in the final selection of two official names: West Virginia '17A (Mountaineer Pride, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the WVU Davis College) and West Virginia '17B (Mountaineer Delight, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the WVU Davis College).

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