West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee will address a capacity audience during the annual Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill at noon Tuesday, June 16, at the National Press Club. Dr. Gee’s remarks will focus on the fundamental resetting of the University in terms of leadership, signature programs, student success initiatives and partnerships that best serve the state.

For nearly 40 years, this luncheon has been a signature event for alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The event is coordinated by the National Capital Area Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association and honors West Virginia’s congressional delegation – Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Rep. David McKinley, Rep. Evan Jenkins and Rep. Alex Mooney.

“We are pleased to bring together our congressional delegation, alumni and friends for this annual event,” said Darren Feeley, president of the National Capital Area Chapter. “This is a unique opportunity for those of us living in the DC area to learn more about the exciting things happening at WVU.”

This year’s event sponsors include: Asher Agency, BDO, Capital Caring, Consol Energy, The Greenbrier, Ellen G. Goodwin, FirstEnergy, Hamilton Insurance, The Hill Newspaper, and Widmeyer Communications, a Finn Partners Company. In addition, 22 WVU colleges, schools and units have partnered with the Alumni Association for this year’s event.

Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the John F. Nicholas Jr. National Capital Area Chapter Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to students in the D.C.-Metro area attending WVU, and other worthy WVU causes supported by the chapter. To date, the NCAC has raised more than $150,000 for scholarships, making it the second largest scholarship fund provided by an alumni chapter.

The sold out event will begin with a short reception at 11 a.m. prior to the luncheon. For more information, visit: http://alumni.wvu.edu.


CONTACT: Kevin Berry, WVU Alumni Association
304.293.0970; kbberry@mail.wvu.edu
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