West Virginia Wesleyan awarded $200,000 challenge grant - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

West Virginia Wesleyan awarded $200,000 challenge grant

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
  • EducationMore>>

  • Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Tyler MaxwellPhoto courtesy of Tyler Maxwell
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
  • Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:34:28 GMT
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
  • Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:54:04 GMT
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.

 West Virginia Wesleyan College received a $200,000 challenge grant from the Naylor Family Fund  to expand the Howard D. Naylor and Audrey Holden Naylor Nursing Simulation Lab, the college recently announced.

The grant challenges Wesleyan to raise an additional $100,000 and also will allow the college to move its simulation laboratory out into the community.

So far, Wesleyan has raised $30,000 but officials say they are optimistic about reaching their goal before the end of the fiscal year.

Once officials raise $100,000, the college will renovate 634 square-feet of classroom space into simulation laboratory experience. In addition, Wesleyan will add a clinical and simulation coordinator to develop the center, training curriculum and training to community health care professionals.

The college also will purchase simulation equipment and supplies to add pediatric and infant care to its curriculum.  

Wesleyan opened the Naylor Lab in 2010 after receiving a grant from the Naylor Family Fund.  The non-profit organization has also provided funding to Wesleyan for scholarships and training for faculty in the School of Education.

"We are extremely grateful to the Naylor Family Fund for their continued generosity," Wesleyan President Pamela Balch said in the news release.  "This grant will provide clinical training experiences for students in our School of Health Sciences and allow the College to serve health-care professionals throughout the region."