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Richards, Schuller to earn honorary doctoral degrees

Photos of Wayne Richards and George Schuller.

Wayne Richards and George Schuller, Jr. will earn honorary doctoral degrees at the 2018 Statler College commencement ceremony.


The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will confer honorary doctoral degrees upon two alumni in 2018. 

Wayne Richards is the president and CEO of GR Energy services, a company focused on the upstream oil and gas business providing products and services to aid in completion and production. Over three decades, George John Schuller, Jr. has established an international career in mining, which ultimately led him to being named president of Peabody Australia. Richards and Schuller are also commencement speakers for the Statler College.

More than 4,450 graduates will head out into the world the weekend of May 11-13 as commencement ceremonies take place in three venues for 13 colleges and schools. Of those graduates, 3,009 have earned their undergraduate degrees or certificates, 1,110 their master’s degrees and 360 have earned their doctorates. The Statler College commencement will be held at 1 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum.

Meet a few graduates who recall their best WVU memory, share advice with their freshmen selves and find out what they hope to accomplish with their degrees.

The complete list of commencement ceremonies, transportation and parking information and guest information, including accessibility services is available at this link.



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