Alumnus - Benjamin M. Statler
West Virginia University's engineering and mineral resources school will be named the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources in honor of businessman, philanthropist and alumnus Ben Statler, WVU President Jim Clements and other officials announced Thursday, January 12, 2012.
Alumnus - Emily Calandrelli
Emily Calandrelli, a 2010 mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate, was named everything from Truman and Goldwater scholar, to Ms. Mountaineer and Order of Augusta to USA Today Academic All-USA First Team. She went on to earn two master's degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and currently serves as a visiting scholar in Harvard's NASA Tournament Lab. The Morgantown native encourages all Mountaineers to soar to great heights.
Alumnus - Greg Babe
Bayer Corporation President and CEO Greg Babe describes his "what if" moments while a student at West Virginia University and how they helped to define him as a leader. Babe earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
Alumnus - Harry Morgan
A native West Virginian, Harry earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from WVU in 1985. In 1992, he went to work for a then-small company, American On-Line (AOL), where he helped modify and develop new software that enabled the company to grow to a giant of the computer industry and allowed him to retire at age 37.
He and his wife, Jennifer (a 1986 graduate of the WVU School of Pharmacy) established the Harry and Jennifer Morgan Scholarship at WVU. Has has served on the visiting committee of both the Lane Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. He was elected to the Distinguished Alumni Academy of the Lane Department in 2004.