Charleston - Today marks West Virginia University Day at the West Virginia Legislature.
“West Virginia University has played a significant role in the history our state. I am pleased to welcome President Gee and all of the representatives who do so much to educate our students and serve the people of West Virginia,” said Speaker Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha).
The House of Delegates celebrated the Mountaineer spirit with President. E. Gordon Gee, and the university’s mascot, Michael Garcia.
“We are very fortunate to have wonderful partners in our State Legislature. And we are thrilled to be able to share all of the great things that take place at West Virginia University today at WVU Day at the Legislature. We look forward to a continued partnership as we work together to elevate the state,” stated President Gee.
The House of Delegates also honored the WVU Extension Service with a citation recognizing them for 100 years of service and serving as the primary outreach arm of West Virginia University as the “front porch” of the state’s land grant institution.
Del. Amanda Pasdon (R-Monongalia) chair of House Education Committee helped lead the presentation.
“It gives me much pride to welcome President Gee and the leadership of the university as well as all of WVU Extension agents to join us at the Capitol. The 4-H programs led by the WVU Extension Service are near and dear to my heart – they bring much enrichment to children’s lives by expanding their horizons and opportunities for the future.”
The citation was presented by the Monongalia County Delegates who represent the 51st District. They include Del. Amanda Pasdon, Cindy Frich, Joe Statler, Brian Kurcaba and Barbara Evans Fleischauer.
“I appreciate all of their efforts and I am grateful for the pride they bring to our state, and throughout the country,” added Armstead.
Click here for a video of today’s citation presentation for the WVU Extension Service.