West Virginia University officials will be in Charleston next week for annual Higher Education Day activities.

The WVU Alumni Association will host a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Embassy Suites to honor alumni serving in state government.

The following day, March 13, in the state Capitol Rotunda, the states 16 public colleges and universities will showcase their institutions through booths, displays and demonstrations.

Gov. Bob Wise will introduce a proclamation at 10:30 a.m. March 13 to recognize higher education in the state.

We invite your attendance and coverage.