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J-School Alumni Living in Pittsburgh

Tired of being surrounded by Pitt fans? Looking for some fellow Mountaineers?

Check out the Greater Pittsburgh chapter of the WVU Alumni Association!

Join us for happy hour socials, game watching parties, Pirates & Pens games, and so much more!

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USA TODAY correspondent shares life lessons

Richard Benedetto

A White House correspondent for USA TODAY said May graduates should remember three key lessons he learned long ago: politicians are people too, always be fair and be civil and respectful. 
“I hope you take them with you as you head into your careers,” Richard Benedetto told the students and their families. “Your futures are bright. West Virginia University has prepared you well.”

Benedetto has reported on government and politics on the local, state and national levels for the past 35 years. His memoir of his long reporting career, “Politicians Are People, Too,” was published in April 2006 by University Press of America. He combined family stories and stories from years as a White House correspondent to drive home his three major lessons for the day, which are also reflected in his book.

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GolinHarris interns selected for summer and fall

Two WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism students have been selected for the prestigious GolinHarris Mountaineer in DC Internship program for the summer and fall.

Stephanie Bostaph from Erie, Pa., and Alison Zemanski of Toledo, Ohio, will receive a $2,500 stipend and a weekly salary to work at GolinHarris, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, during the summer and fall semesters, respectively.

GolinHarris unique internship program provides two public relations students the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., and receive valuable public relations and marketing experience before graduating from college. The program began in summer 2004.

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