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New endowed scholarship helps athletic training student

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Army veteran John Housby is the first West Virginia University student to receive the Esther L. Crane Endowed Scholarship for student veterans. Housby was awarded a $1,000 scholarship that will help support his final year at WVU as a CPASS athletic training student. 

The Esther L. Crane Endowed Scholarship is funded by Robert Crane and his wife, Sharon, who established the scholarship in his mother’s name to help support West Virginia’s student veterans. Robert Crane’s inspiration for creating the scholarship was the continuous support his mother provided him with his transition from the military and continuing his education. After nine years of serving in the Army and Army Reserve, Crane earned his bachelor’s and master of business administration degrees.

CPASS graduate honored in Racquet Sports Industry magazine

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Tyson Thompson, sport management MS 2010 graduate, was honored by a national tennis magazine for his contributions to the United States Tennis Association. Thompson is the USTA community program and training coordinator in North Carolina. 

Racquet Sports Industry magazine recently released their annual “30 Under Thirty” list recognizing members in the tennis community who are helping the industry grow.

Student internships develop love of teaching

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Melissa Baus arrived at West Virginia University as a freshman with a few ideas, but no concrete plan for college.

“I was not quite sure what I wanted my major to be,” Baus said, “I knew I was very sports orientated and liked the field of teaching so I decided to enter into the PETE program.”