Dec 18 2021
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Saturday was an emotional day in Morgantown with West Virginia University conducting December commencement ceremonies at the WVU Coliseum for the first time in two years.
Approximately 1,100 of the 2,700 students set to graduate after fall semester classes took part in two separate ceremonies.
WVU Gordon Gee congratulated the graduates for making through unprecedented times at WVU created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Grit and determination have always fueled Mountaineers and I have seen those qualities emerge even more strongly over the past several years, a disruptive and sometimes disheartening time for us all. But the skills and strengths you honed here will drive you onward,” Gee said.
West Virginian Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, was awarded virtually a Presidential honorary degree.
A WVU news release listed other notable moments of Saturdays’ ceremony including: