West Virginia University students will benefit from a new scholarship created in honor of a long-time dean of Student Affairs.
The Herman Moses Scholarship has been established with a $25,000 donation by family of the late Dr. Carl R. Adkins. The scholarship will benefit undergraduate and graduate students who are employed as student workers in the Division of Student Affairs.
“Our family has always admired Dean Moses for being such a person of integrity and a wonderful ambassador for WVU,” said Susan Adkins, Dr. Adkins’ wife. “Also, he challenged the students, but at the same time he was their best advocate and cheerleader.” “His dedication was inspiring.”
Those eligible for this scholarship are resident assistants, graduate assistants, work-study students or any other employee designated as a student worker. One male and one female will be awarded $750 each year.
Dean Moses devoted most of his professional life to working with WVU students and their families. In 2003, he retired after 36 years from the WVU Division of Student Affairs. Both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree were earned at WVU.
“I am honored by the Adkins family’s generous endowed scholarship gift to the WVU Foundation in my name,” Moses said. “It has been my endeavor to help students during their years at WVU, and this gift will allow the endeavor to continue.”
As dean of students, Moses helped to develop and to implement many of the University’s student-centered programs that are today nationally recognized for their innovation and effectiveness. He devoted his career to residence hall life, recreational programming, health and counseling services, admissions and recruiting functions, service learning opportunities, student programming and student facilities at WVU. He was a true advocate for the University and a friend of WVU students.
Dr. Adkins’s wife Susan and son Jonathan established the scholarship in celebration of the long friendship that Moses and Adkins enjoyed. They met when Moses hired Adkins as a resident assistant at Boreman Hall. Adkins earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at WVU and served as the West Virginia State Medical Association’s youngest president. Adkins considered Moses his best friend and enjoyed their love for WVU.
The endowment was created through the WVU Foundation in conjunction with “A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University.” The campaign is a $750 million fundraising effort being conducted by the Foundation on behalf of the University.
CONTACT: Erica Bentley, WVU Student Affairs Grant and Development Administrator
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