A desire to repay West Virginia University for positive experiences has led Steve Hyer to establish a new endowment for the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences that will provide scholarships for CPASS students.

“This gift offers excellent opportunities for our students. The funds fill an ongoing need at CPASS as we expand our programs and learning experiences for students,” said Dana Brooks, CPASS dean and professor of physical education.

The scholarship, the Steve and Regina Hyer Endowed Scholarship, will support CPASS athletic coaching education students. A 1965 graduate of WVU, Steve Hyer earned his B.S. in Athletic Coaching Education. The endowment gift amount is $25,000.

“My desire to create the scholarship was to give students a chance for an education. I want kids to have the same opportunity I had to go into education and coaching. The faculty at the school were some of the best people. My advisor, John Semon, helped get me through the program. He was an inspiration,” Hyer explained.

Steve Hyer is a native of Elkins, W.Va. and now lives and works in Salem, Va. He earned his Master’s in Education from Radford University. He taught and coached for 17 years, serving as an administrator for 10 of those years. After retiring from teaching, Hyer went into financial services.

“I’m happy to help someone through this scholarship,” Hyer added.

The Foundation, in partnership with the University, is currently conducting A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The goal of the largest fundraising effort in the history of the University is to raise $1 billion by December 2017.



CONTACT: Kim Cameon, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
304.293.0827, Kimberly.Cameon@mail.wvu.edu

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