Herald-Dispatch: Marshall hosts GEAR UP U as WV juniors get college experience

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Originally published in the Herald-Dispatch on June 27, 2018. HUNTINGTON – College-level courses might prepare high school students for the academic rigors of university life, but adapting to physically maneuvering and living on campus is a different skill often left undeveloped. But for four days this week, more than 220 of West Virginia’s rising high school juniors will be treated … Read More

News Release: Rising high school juniors to “GEAR UP” for college during annual college prep academy

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – This Wednesday, more than 220 rising high school juniors are expected to arrive in Huntington, WV, to participate in a summer academy that gives students a taste of college life. The West Virginia “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” (GEAR UP) program will host its annual GEAR UP U event on the campus of Marshall University from … Read More

News Release: Boone County student shares West Virginia perspective with national audience

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Boone County student shares West Virginia perspective with national audience GEAR UP alumnus talks about the road to college during inaugural Obama Foundation Summit CHICAGO – This Tuesday and Wednesday, James “Ikie” Brooks, West Virginia “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)” alum, participated in the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, IL. The Summit, which took place on … Read More

News Release: West Virginia ‘GEAR UP’ partners with Fairmont State University to award $1,000 scholarships to West Virginia high school students

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fairmont State University announced Wednesday that it would award 10 West Virginia students each with a $1,000 scholarship. The university made the announcement during the annual Student Leadership Academy event at the Clay Center. The event, which was hosted by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s (HEPC’s) federally funded “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate … Read More

Recap: First West Virginia GEAR UP Career Academy

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More than 80 career representatives showcased career opportunities available in West Virginia during the inaugural West Virginia GEAR UP Career Academy. The event gave more than 1,000 ninth graders the opportunity to learn about different careers, from construction and aviation management to wildlife biology and corrections. Two nationally recognized speakers known for their contributions to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math … Read More