WVU Extension Service

David Hartley is the newest Faculty Senator representing WVU Extension faculty. He replaces Larry Campbell, who retired earlier this year.

Kyle Gray has joined the organization as a part-time 4-H program assistant in Brooke County.

Brittany Furbee, program coordinator for 4-H Youth will be leaving the organization on October 7

Dhirachai Smuthkochorn has officially changed his name to Gee Kojorn.

Nancy Rebecca Foster Bennett, of Eleanor, West Virginia, died at her home on Thursday,September 8, after a brief illness. She was 76. Throughout the years, Nancy served as a secretary for State Farm Insurance (Summersville), Stanley Steemer, Winfield United Methodist Church and Putnam County Schools. She was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church. Her most cherished role was wife, mother and grandmother. Nancy was born February 16, 1940, and raised in Spencer, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jarrett A. and Carrie A. (Smith) Foster; and two sisters, June Foster Mount and Betty Foster Atkinson.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, former Putnam County WVU Extension Agent Wayne Bennett, as well as three daughters,six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, September 10, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to one of the following: Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program of WVU, #1 Stadium Dr., Morgantown, WV 26506; Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W., Charleston, WV 25312 or Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Dr., Winfield, WV 25213. Online condolences may be left at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

Natasha Robinson, Tyler County 4-H Y Extension agent, resigned her position effective September 15.

Retirement - Matlick

October 3, 2016

Judy Matlick, Jefferson County Families and Health Extension agent, will be retiring effective October 17.

Joseph Super has joined WVU Extension as a Mountaineer Temp Research Assistant in CEWD’s Institute for Labor Studies and Research. He’ll be working with Sam White.

Retirement - Campbell

September 7, 2016

Larry Campbell, Ag & Natural Resources agent for Harrison County retired effective August 31.

The following Mountaineer Temps ended their employment with WVU Extension on August 15.

Catherine Nichols
Alexis Harrison
Brittan Hughes
William Swisher
Andrew Pope
Abigail Jerden
Damien White
Mason Arbogast
Shawn Carlton

The AmeriCorps VISTA position for the Community Leadership Academy has been filled. Jeremy Lambson will be working on all aspects of the Academy during his year of service, including identifying way to recruit leaders from distressed counties to attend.

Student employees at WVU may now take advantage of the same steep discount on Adobe Creative Cloud that has long been afforded to University faculty and staff. Student workers may purchase a license for just under $10 through http://onthehub.com. Students who are not employees of the University also receive a 70 percent discount, paying just $68 per year. That’s a significant savings over Adobe’s special first-year pricing for students ($240/year) and an 80 percent discount off Adobe’s normal student price ($360/year).