Four students who are employed in jobs designed to provide intentional and meaningful work experience in the West Virginia University Division of Student Life are the recipients of the Herman L. Moses Scholarship.
The recipients, nominated by their work supervisors, demonstrate strong leadership ability and have made a positive impact on their fellow students and the units that they serve.
“It’s a privilege to present this scholarship that honors Herman Moses to four very deserving students,” said Dean of Students Corey Farris. “Dean Moses was a guiding light for thousands of students, a positive influence and mentor for countless Student Life professionals. Likewise, the students selected are making a difference in the lives of their peers every day.”
Alek Kesselring, from Moundsville, is a senior accounting major who formally served as an office assistant in the Dean of Students Office. During his tenure in the Dean’s Office, he worked with other units on campus to help students and parents solve problems and navigate challenges while maintaining a level of confidentiality. Kesselring currently serves as a student worker with WVU Arts and Entertainment.
Hannah Williams, from Parkersburg, is a senior strategic communications major who serves as a managing editor and production director with The Daily Athenaeum. Williams oversees a 50-student staff and plans and edits the newspaper which has a circulation of 15,200 on Mondays and 2,700 on Thursdays. As the production manager, she creates eye-catching print and electronic advertising for the newspaper.
Mikalaa Martin, from Granite Falls, North Carolina, is a senior forensic and investigative science major who serves as a MindFit tutor and an academic coach with the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Martin tutors students in STEM majors and provides one-on-one support to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and who are on the autism spectrum.
Khufu Edwards, from Washington, D.C., is a senior finance major who serves as a senior student office manager with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Edwards serves as a mentor for other student workers, works with administrators on data-driven projects and serves as a liaison to other units on campus to create intentional programs that better align WVU fraternities with community standards.
The annual scholarship was established by the family of the late Dr. Carl R. Adkins in honor of long-time 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.