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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


The Student Life Hall of Fame bestows an Outstanding Achievement Award yearly to an alum who, through their contributions to WVU, has positively influenced our students.

2001

Susan B. Hardesty

2002

James R. McCartney*

2003

Franklin D. Cleckley*

2004

Betty Miller

2006

C. Gregory VanCamp*

2007

Janet* and Thomas Rogers

2008

David C. Hardesty, Jr.

2009

Carolyn Peluso Atkins

2010

Edward M. Pastilong 

2011

Garrett Ford

2012

Nicholas* and Joann Evans

2013

Curtis “Hank” Barnette 

2014

Lisa M. Di Bartolomeo

2015

Stephen L. Douglas*

2016

Russell K. Dean

2017

Bob Huggins

2018

Alan and Lisa Zuccari

2021

Dr. Lisa Costello

*Deceased

2021 RECIPIENT

Lisa Costello

Dr. Lisa Costello

Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP is a lifelong West Virginian who hails from Weirton, WV. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department Pediatrics at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV and a Pediatric Hospitalist at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. She is co-director of the Pediatrics Clerkship, leads a healthcare literacy and patient advocacy curriculum thread for the M.D. program, and is the advisor for the medical student group, Student Advocates Impacting Decision on Healthcare. Dr. Costello currently serves as the president of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, President-elect of the West Virginia State Medical Association, Vice-Chair of WESPAC, and serves on the Board of Directors for the WV Children’s Health Insurance Program. She is a member of Leadership WV Class of 2021. 

Dr. Costello currently serves as an advisor to the WV Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health during the COVID-19 pandemic response, Assistant Public Information Officer for Information Products, Joint Information Center, West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force For COVID-19 Vaccines, and helped launch the #LETSGOgratitude project that teaches students about helpers in the pandemic and provides an opportunity for students to send messages of support for pandemic workers. At a national level, she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on State Government Affairs.

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