Hometown: Jefferson, PA
Education: BS in Sport and Exercise Psychology (WVU); M S in Integrated Marketing Communications (WVU)
Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Restorative, Empathy, Consistency, Ideation, Responsibility
Assistant Director, Evansdale Visitors Center
Hometown: Newark, DE
Education: BS in Biometrics Systems (WVU); MA in Higher Education Administration (WVU)
Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Learner, Connectedness, Strategic, Activator
Assistant Director, Downtown Visitors Center
Hometown: Shinnston, WV
Education: BS in Public Relations (WVU), MS in Journalism (WVU)
Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Arranger, Positivity, Developer, Maximizer, Woo
Program Coordinator, Evansdale Visitors Center
Hometown: Petersburg, WV
Education: BS Business Administration (Fairmont State University); AAS Food Service Management (Pierpont Community and Technical College)
Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Arranger, Learner, Input, Responsibility, Woo
Program Coordinator, Downtown Visitors Center
Hometown : Bellefonte, PA
Education: BS in English (WVU); In process: MA in Higher Education Administration (WVU)
Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Empathy, Input, Learner, Developer, Belief
Visit Experience Counselor, Evansdale Visitors Center
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Education: BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders (WVU); MA in Higher Education Administration (in progress) (WVU)
Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Developer, Includer, Empathy, Futuristic, Arranger
Visit Experience Counselor, Downtown Visitors Center
Hometown: Herndon, WV
Education: BS in International Business and Marketing (IUP); MS in Communication Studies (starting fall '22)
Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Input, Individualization, Ideation, Arranger, Adaptability
Tour Captain 2022-2023
Hometown: Maysville, WV
Favorite place to study: The 3rd floor of Brooks hall or the tall tables on the bottom floor of Towers
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy hulahooping, traveling, hiking, long walks and hanging out with friends and family.
Favorite Book: Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
Favorite Band/Song: Famous For by Tauren Wells
Favorite Movie: I Can Only Imagine
Favorite Place to Hang out on and off campus: My favorite place to hang out on campus is the Mountainlair because there is always something going on. My favorite place to hang out off campus would have to be Antiquitea House, which is a cute tea and coffee shop on University Avenue.
Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite WVU tradition is singing Country Roads. I have known all the words since I was 10 and it means so much to me knowing that I can always call WVU home.
Tour Captain 2022-2023
Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY
Major: Finance and Accounting
Favorite Place to Study: My favorite place to study is in my hammock next to my house looking over all of the downtown area of campus and hearing Woodburn's bells.
Hobbies/Interests: I really enjoy being as involved as I can, so I hike, play volleyball, travel and try all sorts of different types of food!
Favorite Book: I can honestly say I have not spent much time reading on my own recently, but my top two would probably be "How to Win Friends and Influence People" or "The Ability."
Favorite Band/Song: Thomas Rhett!!! But my favorite song is "Roots" by Zac Brown Band.
Favorite Movie: This was a tough one, but my favorite movie is probably "A Dog's Purpose."
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: My favorite place to hang out is up on the rooftop of Ming Hsieh Hall, but off campus it would probably be watching the sunrise on the Cheat river valley from the Snake Hill overlook!
Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite tradition is probably the class picture that is taken in the shape of the state of West Virginia every year! This is my favorite tradition because it is so unique to our university. This is the very first time all of the freshman are in one place together and the last time all of the seniors are in one place together really showing how united mountaineers are!
Tour Captain 2022-2023
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Major: Public Relations
Favorite place to study: The second floor atrium of the Downtown library
Hobbies/Interests: Listening to music, kayaking, hiking
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Band/Song: One Direction & LANY!!
Favorite Movie: Monsters, Inc.
Favorite Place to Hang out on and off campus: On Campus: Woodburn Circle or EVC observation deck. Off Campus: Ravens Rock or Cheat Lake
Favorite WVU Tradition: "Let’s Go" chant at basketball games!
Hometown: Kenova, WV
Major: Public Relations with minors in Event Planning & Geography; Globalization
Favorite Place to Study: My favorite place to study is on the bench closest to Martin Hall, inside of Woodburn Circle.
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time in nature, hiking new trails in WV, running with my friends, and cooking or baking new recipes!
Favorite Book: Gentle and Lowly by Dave Ortlund
Favorite Band/Song: Jon Keith is my favorite artist. His song “Everybody Else” is fire.
Favorite Movie: White Christmas.
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: My favorite place on campus to hang out in is Eisland Hall G24, where my student organization meets every Thursday night!
My favorite place off campus is Mountaineer Roasting Company. They have the best coffee in Morgantown.
Favorite WVU Tradition: I love singing Take Me Home, Country Roads after a basketball home win.
Hometown: Oneida, New YorkMajor: Civil Engineering
Favorite Place to Study: The Evansdale Crossing! There are a lot of amazing views of the Evansdale area of campus and plenty of quiet spots to settle in and grind out some workHobbies/Interests: I love to play guitar, water ski, and go hiking!
Favorite Book: The Glass Castle
Favorite Band/Song: Pink Floyd or Tom Petty
Favorite Movie: The Greatest Showman
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: I love going to the Lair to grab some food with friends! If I’m off campus, I love going water skiing with my team.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a Mountaineer win!
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Major: Criminology and International Studies, Minor in Dance
Favorite place to study: My favorite place to study would definitely be at the clubhouse at my apartment complex. There are private studio room for when I need absolute silence and also big tables and couches so I can study with friends!
Hobbies/Interests: I am a big performing arts girl, so you will usually find me singing and dancing all over the place! I also love baking new recipes and sitting in the sun reading a new book!
Favorite Book: Night by Elie Wiesel
Favorite Band/Song: My favorite song changes basically everyday, but right now it’s Fade by The Driver Era
Favorite Movie: Anything Marvel
Favorite Place to Hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love hanging out in the Mountainlair! I always end up seeing all my friends passing through on their way to class. I also love watching the sunset on the deck on the top floor of the Evansdale crossing. Off campus, I’m usually bouncing between fitness classes and checking out new small businesses to shop at around Morgantown.
Favorite WVU Tradition: My absolute favorite WVU tradition is the Let’s Go! chant. Being an out of state-er, it always amazes me seeing our Mountaineer family all over the world! Last time I was at Universal Studios Orlando, I think I got “Let’s Go”-ed at least 4 times.
Hometown: Wellsburg, WV
Favorite Place to Study: My favorite place to study is the top floor of the Life Sciences Building near the greenhouse.
Hobbies/Interests: Outside of class I enjoy going to indoor cycling classes! I also frequent local coffee shops in Morgantown.
Favorite Book: My favorite book is A Russian Journal.
Favorite Band/Song: Kenny Chesney's song "Get Along" is my most consistent favorite song. However, my most played in Spotify would be Adele, Lady Gaga, and of course Anna Dunham.
Favorite Movie: Wine Country!
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: My favorite place to hang out with my friends is Los Mariachis. However, my friends and I also hang out at Coopers Rock during the Fall.
Favorite WVU Tradition: At my first WVU game I didn't know Country Roads was a tradition until everyone started joining arm and arm. Since that moment, the Country Roads tradition has been my favorite tradition at WVU.
Name: Payton Litton
Hometown: Summersville, WV
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Favorite Place to Study: I usually study in the Downtown Wise Library! I always sit on the fourth floor by the window wall that overlooks downtown!
Hobbies/Interests: Outside of class, I love spending time with my friends and family, going to concerts, and playing animal crossing.
Favorite Book: Gentle and Lowly by Dane C. Ortlund
Favorite Band/Song: Honestly, I feel like my favorite bands/songs change all the time! Some of my all-time favorites are Harry Styles, AJR, Maggie Rogers, and Pitbull.
Favorite Movie: Little Women
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus I love to hang out at Woodburn Circle and off campus I love going to The Grind! It’s an awesome coffee shop downtown.
Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite WVU tradition is when someone yells “Let’s Go!” and then someone else responds “Mountaineers!” There have been so many times when I have been far from home and have had someone shout “Let’s Go!” to my family and I because they see a flying WV on our clothes. This tradition shows just how big the Mountaineer family truly is!
Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin
Major: Forensic Chemistry
Favorite place to study: In a hammock on campus or in the glass atrium in the Downtown Wise Library
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, football, hammocking
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Band/Song: One Direction
Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Favorite Place to Hang out on and off campus: On campus, the Downtown Library. Off campus, Coopers Rock
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Hometown: Weirton, WV
Major: History, Spanish, & Philosophy
Favorite Place to Study: I love studying at coffee shops! I love coffee and getting an early start to my day.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching Jeopardy, eating Mexican food, and volunteering.
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Favorite Band/Song: Mt. Joy and Twenty One Pilots!
Favorite Movie: Back to the Future
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: My favorite place on campus is the Honors Hall- it is beautiful and where I lived my freshman year. My favorite place off campus is Hoot and Howl, a local business that mainly sells products and art made by Appalachians.
Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite tradition is the Mountaineer Mantrip. I love how it really illustrates our land-grant mission of giving back to the community through honoring coal miners and involving the children staying at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Major: Management Information Systems with a minor in Business Cybersecurity
Favorite Place to Study: My favorite place to study is on the balcony of my townhouse. It has the best view of Downtown Morgantown.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy working out, attending WVU sporting events, hanging out with my friends, and playing my ukulele!
Favorite Book: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Favorite Band/Song: I like anything country- some of my favorite artists are Luke Combs, Luke Bryan, and Tyler Childers.
Favorite Movie: The Pacifier
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus- I like to hang out on the Mountainlair Green when it's warm. Off campus- Gene's Beer Garden!
Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite tradition is getting to sing "Take Me Home, Country Roads" after every Mountaineer win. Singing this song with my arms around my friends and/or family will always remind me that I am at the place I belong here in Morgantown.
Hometown: Hurricane, WV
Major: Social Work
Favorite Place to Study: I love to study at my friends apartments! Once a week we all get together to catch up and study. It’s a nice way to see my friends and have a few laughs while I’m studying!
Hobbies/Interests: I love to bake. I learned to bake with my grandmother growing up so it’s always a way for me to eat something tasty and make me a little less homesick.
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Favorite Band/Song: I love anything and everything Dolly Parton!
Favorite Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On-campus I love to go to any and every sporting event. My favorite are lacrosse games because my friends and I like to go and cheer on our friend's boyfriend! Off-campus I like to go to Gabe's and shop.
Favorite WVU Tradition: I love watching the Pride of West Virginia perform their pregame show! It’s beautiful to watch, and it always makes me smile because my dad is over 50 years old and tears up every time when they play simple gifts.
Hometown: Weirton, WV
Major: Elementary Education
Favorite Place to Study: Either the Downtown Wise Library Atrium or the outdoor area outside The Market on the Health Sciences Campus!
Hobbies/Interests: I love traveling, reading, going on long walks, and spending time with my friends.
Favorite Book: The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Favorite Band/Song: My favorite song changes almost daily! However one of my all time favorites is How Will I Know by Whitney Houston.
Favorite Movie: Mamma Mia!
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus, I love to go and grab a bite to eat at the Mountainlair! My favorite place off campus has to be the patio at Terra Cafe.
Favorite WVU Tradition: My favorite tradition is singing Country Roads after a Mountaineer win!
Hometown: Blandon, PA
Major: Marketing with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations
Favorite Place to Study: Evansdale Crossing 5th Floor!
Hobbies/Interests: I love working out, hiking, hanging out with my friends and family, shopping, and exploring new places!
Favorite Book: Hunger Games Catching Fire
Favorite Band/Song: The Weekend/The Knowing
Favorite Movie: 13 Going On 30
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus- behind Woodburn; Off campus- Target!
Favorite WVU Tradition: I love the Mountaineer Man Trip along with Country Roads! It really gives you chills every time!
Hometown: Charles Town, WV
Major: Industrial Engineering
Favorite Place to Study: The third floor of the Engineering Sciences Building in the Industrial Engineering lounge
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, baking, and spending time with friends
Favorite Book: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Favorite Band/Song: Anything by Taylor Swift, but if I had to pick a favorite song by her, it would probably be Sparks Fly
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music or Captain America: the Winter Soldier
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On campus I love hanging out in the Starbucks Cafe in Evansdale Crossing. Off campus I love going to local coffee shops with my friends. One of my favorites is Blue Moose Cafe. They have the best dirty chai!
Favorite WVU Tradition: As a member of the Pride of West Virginia Color Guard my favorite tradition is the simple gifts circles during our football pregame show. The Color Guard is in the very center circle right on the 50 yard line. There’s nothing like being in the center of the field, hearing the band playing around you, and looking up to see 60,000 Mountaineer Fans cheering you on!
Hometown: Greensburg PA
Major: Biochemistry and Minor in Forensics
Favorite Place to Study: The glass atrium in the Downtown Wise Library
Hobbies/Interests: When I am not in class I spend most of my time teaching dance to preschoolers, watching 90s rom coms, or spending time with my family and dogs.
Favorite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Favorite Band/Song: Dermont Kennedy and Joshua Bassett
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
My Favorite Hang Out On and Off Campus: On Campus I love to hang out with friends at the Mountain-Lair green and off campus I like visiting the Coopers Rock Overlook.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing Country Roads after a Mountaineer win. There's nothing like standing in the stands singing the famous words with my cousins and little brother.