Parent and Family News Note From the Dean - November 2019

Dean’s Note for Spring 2020 Newsletter


Dear Golden Bear Families,

I hope your holiday season was enjoyable and that your students are ready to return to campus for what will be another exciting spring semester at WVU Tech.

One of our most popular, iconic campus events, our annual MLK Day of Service, comes up early in the spring semester, Monday, January 20.  Although the university is closed”, we at WVU Tech have traditionally viewed this as not as a “day off” but rather as a “day on” to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  As a campus community, we gather together to provide much needed service to more than 20 community agencies in the greater Beckley area.  I urge you to encourage your students to join along with hundreds of other Golden Bears for this meaningful and fulfilling day of service by signing up on iServe to participate. 

Even though it’s “spring" semester, there likely is plenty of cold, snowy weather still ahead.  You and your students can keep up to date about possible weather-related closings or delays by signing up to receive e-alerts via Tech Alert.  In addition to these alerts, the WVU Tech home page is always a good resource for learning about weather-related closings or delays.

Finally, WVU has instituted a new university Identification Card policy.  Among other changes, students now must present a “valid form of documentation”, such as a drivers’ license, a state identification card, etc. to receive a WVU Tech ID.  The new Identification Card policy which went into effect December 11 can be found in its entirety here.

I wish you and your students well as you get them ready to head to campus for their next round of classes.  As always, please feel free to let me know if there’s ever anything I or anyone else at WVU Tech can do to be of assistance in the future.

Go Golden Bears!

Richard Carpinelli
Dean of Students

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