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Media Alert: Ascend West Virginia press conference set for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

By WV Press Release Sharing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Tuesday, June 14, Ascend West Virginia, the nation’s premier talent attraction and retention program, will announce its second class.  

In addition, applications will be opening on Tuesday for all three program locations: Morgantown Area, Greenbrier Valley and the Eastern Panhandle. You are invited to be among the first to learn about the vision of the program and how it’s coming to life, as well as to hear from a few members of West Virginia’s newest residents.

  • WHAT: Ascend WV is announcing its second class, the first group moving to Greenbrier Valley. Attend the virtual press conference to hear about the current status of the program. Plus, learn more about the new class and hear from a few of its members. 
  • WHEN:
  • Date: Tuesday, June 14
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • WHO: Speakers include those who funded and developed the program including:
  • Brad D. Smith― Co-Founder of the Wing 2 Wing Foundation and President of Marshall University
  • Alys Smith – Co-Founder of the Wing 2 Wing Foundation
  • Gordon Gee ― President of West Virginia University 
  • Danny Twilley ― Assistant Vice President of Economic, Community and Asset Development at West Virginia University
  • Chelsea Ruby ― Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Tourism
  • Ryan King ― Greenbrier ValleyExperience Coordinator at West Virginia University
  • 4 new Ascend class members
  • WHERE:
  • Link to register for press conference:https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H6mz-TLgSpySFb8HTWxlkQ
  • A news release, interview opportunities and media kit featuring high-resolution images/b-roll will be available after the conference.

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