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WVU students awarded Herman and Kathryn Moses Scholarship

Herman Moses Scholarship 2024

Eight students who are employed in jobs designed to provide meaningful experiences and opportunities for growth in the Division of Student Life are the recipients of the Herman and Kathryn Moses Scholarship.

The recipients, nominated by their work supervisors, demonstrate strong leadership abilities, and have made a positive impact on their fellow students and the units that they serve. 

“This is such a great time of year when we honor the Division of Student Life student employees. Not only are the honorees working hard in the classroom, but they also continue to make WVU proud through their work in various offices,” Dean of Students Corey Farris said. “These outstanding students are dedicated to the University and I can’t think of a better way to honor not just these students, but also longtime Student Life administrator Herman Moses.” 

The award recipients are as follows:

Sean Hawley is a junior exercise physiology major from Florence, South Carolina, who serves as a competitive sports assistant with Campus Recreation. “This award means that what I am doing has a profound and lasting impact on the student population around me,” Hawley said.

Jackson Hartsuch is freshman interior architecture major from Charleston who serves as a student worker for Student Engagement and Leadership. “Even though I am a small part of Student Life, this award recognizes what I am doing, and this includes helping other students,” Hartsuch said. 

Catherine Lopata is a freshman sports and exercise psychology major from Haverhill, Massachusetts, who serves as a front desk assistant at Bennett Tower. “It was a great feeling to be recognized for this award,” Lopata said. “The scholarship will help me continue my education by covering some of the costs, and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

Jamya Price is a senior health services management and leadership major from Beckley who serves as a student worker for the Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership. “This award reassures me that I am doing a good job, and it also lets me know that I am recognized and appreciated,” Price said.

Marissa Stasel is a junior public health major from Benwood who serves as a student worker in the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. “Receiving this award means so much to me,” Stasel said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to work in such an amazing office that has helped me improve my skills and follow my passion of helping people.”

Charley Stinespring from West Union is a graduate assistant for Collegiate Recovery who is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling. “Receiving this award was very special to me because it reflects upon the hard work and impact I’ve made on students since starting my position with Collegiate Recovery. I am honored to be among others who have received this award,” Stinespring said.

Sydnee Tate is a sophomore criminology and political science major minoring in cybersecurity who serves as a front desk assistant for the CARE Team in Campus and Community Life. “This scholarship gives me not only some financial relief for the upcoming semester, but a sense of accomplishment knowing that I have been able to leave a positive impact on those around me,” Tate said.

Annabelle Ward is a sophomore recreational parks and tourism resources major minoring in conservation ecology from San Marcos, California, who serves as a climbing wall assistant with Adventure WV. She is also training to lead First-Year Trips this summer. “This award means a great deal to me because it allows me to continue building lasting relationships and find new things that I love to do while at WVU,” Ward said.

The annual scholarship was established by the family of the late Dr. Carl R. Adkins in honor of longtime student life administrator Herman Moses who devoted 36 years of his professional life to working with WVU students and their families before retiring in 2003.