University of Charleston

University of Charleston

  1. Dr. Jacob Tenney, assistant professor and director of our financial planning and financial literacy programs was recently featured on the website The website conducted a survey about Easter, and Dr. Tenney was featured in their “Ask the Experts” section to react to the results. In the survey, 69% of Easter-celebrating Americans said they would […]

  2. Dr. John Taylor Receives Grant to Upgrade STEM Equipment    The Science, Technology & Research (STaR) division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) awarded two Innovation Grants and seven Instrumentation Grants to purchase modern instrumentation and enhance study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Dr. John Taylor, assistant professor of chemistry at the […]

  3. As Nature Center coordinator in Kanawha State Forest, Dr. Rebecca Linger recently put together a holiday open house for the public. Little did she know that the members of the Kanawha Valley Master Naturalists, of which she is the president, would honor her with a Governor’s Recognition at the event. She was recognized by West […]

  4. Professor Xiaoping Sun was selected by the Appalachian College Association (ACA) for a 2022-23 ACA Faculty Fellowship. The fellowship is for summer research on “Investigations of Chemical and Electronic Properties of Oxo-Uranium Ions by UV-Vis and Fluorescence Spectroscopies” and provides a financial award. The ACA is a non-profit consortium of 34 private four-year liberal arts […]

  5. Monica Dial Named New UC Cheer Coach   Lincoln County native Monica Dial will join the Golden Eagles as the new head cheerleading coach. While this will be Dial’s first experience as a coach, she brings in fifteen years of her own experience as a cheerleader and has been a mentor in the competitive cheer […]

  6. Dr. Lindsay Acree, assistant professor, Pharmacy Practice Department at the UC School of Pharmacy, has been awarded the first-ever Impact Award from the WV Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Drug Control Policy and the Bureau for Behavioral Health. The Impact Award for Commitment to Advancing the Field of Addiction Prevention, Treatment, and […]

  7. The University of Charleston recently announced the appointment of Dr. Kristy Lucas as Dean of the UC School of Pharmacy. Dr. Lucas, who has been with the university since 2010, is currently serving as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. She will start in her new role on August 1, 2022. “We are fortunate to […]

  8. The West Virginia Future of Nursing Action Coalition has recognized 40 nurses who are empowering their communities, advancing nursing, and leading change for its Nurse Excellence award. Amy Bruce, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, the Chair and Program Director of the Capito Department of Nursing will be honored as one these game-changing winners at a recognition […]

  9. Wright Awarded Open Learning WV Educator Award UC English Professor Catherine Wright was recognized with the Open Learning West Virginia Educator Award from the WV Higher Education policy Commission. The award was announced at the Open Learning WV Statewide Convening on April 7- 8, 2022 in Charleston. This is the first year the award has […]

  10. UC Director of Financial Planning and Financial Literacy Jacob Tenney was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section in a story about its recent survey regarding large purchases. In the article, Dr. Tenney offers caution on maxing out credit cards and suggests understanding personal risk tolerance and tendencies and how they impact financial decisions […]