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Elizabeth Oppe recognized for her service to the University

Teaching Assistant Professor Elizabeth Oppe Teaching Assistant Professor Elizabeth Oppe has been recognized for her efforts to help WVU grow its impact and stature. She was nominated by Alexis McMillen, of the Center for Service and Learning, who said, “Elizabeth Oppe (School of Journalism) took this community by storm when she began teaching PR 324, Writing & Applications with the JSchool three years ago. She has made it a priority to implement service-learning, and has worked very hard to develop a sustainable model that provides quality learning out of the classroom. Elizabeth’s dedication to building a stronger bond between WVU and the community include her willingness to meet with community partners BEFORE the semester even begins; participate in service herself; and lead students to become engaged. She even coordinated online service-learning last summer working with the local and other United Ways across the region. Elizabeth was awarded the 2013 Excellence in Civic Engagement Faculty Award by the WVU Center for Service and Learning, and her students have provided hundreds of service hours and various PR products for the community.”