D&E fall graduates receiving special memento

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College will begin a new tradition by presenting a locally made memento to students who completed their degree requirements in the 2018 summer or fall semesters.

Approximately 40 students are eligible to participate in the recognition ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts.

This year’s class will be the first to receive a 9-inch plaque made of cherry hardwood and engraved with the D&E seal. Produced by the Wood Tech Center in Elkins, the plaque can be displayed on a stand or as a wall hanging.

Although the ceremony has been a tradition for many years, it serves as a recognition rather than a graduation ceremony. Since not all fall graduates return to take part in Commencement in May, D&E administrators decided those students should have a keepsake unique to the semester that marks the completion of their college career.

The event is open to public and there is no admission fee.



The Brushy Fork Event Center is ready to host everything from elegant weddings to corporate conferences. And when things don't go exactly as planned, the skilled staff is ready do what it takes to ensure every event is a success.

City ponders path forward as CVB relinquishes management of the Event Center at Brushy Fork

BUCKHANNON – Starting in April, a new entity will be managing the Event Center at Brushy Fork – but just who that is remains in flux after a lengthy discussion at Buckhannon City Council’s meeting Thursday explored several potential options, […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story — and thousands more. Free trial available! Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

Support Your Local Restaurants: The Links

By the Secret Chef If you believe life is too short to cook all the time (or maybe never 😉), The Links Restaurant located in the historic Buckhannon Country Club, now open to the public,


Basketball ‘Cats score season-low 38 points in loss to Salem

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team lost a non-conference matchup to Salem on Wednesday night 74-38. The Bobcats were held to their lowest point total of the season, shooting 17-64 (27%)

WVWC softball picked to win MEC South Divison

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Frostburg State and West Virginia Wesleyan have been picked to win divisional championships during the 2023 Mountain East Conference softball season following a vote of the league’s head coaches. Frostburg State has been picked

Upshur County Sports Calendar

MONDAY (Feb. 6) Basketball TUESDAY (Feb. 7) Basketball Swimming WEDNESDAY (Feb. 8) Basketball Swimming THURSDAY (Feb. 9) Basketball Swimming FRIDAY (Feb. 10) Swimming Wrestling SATURDAY (Feb. 11) Acrobatics and Tumbling Basketball Wrestling SUNDAY (Feb. 12)