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Student Life Hall of Fame

The WVU Student Life Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to recognize former Student Life employees who have made an extraordinary contribution to student life at West Virginia University.

Nomination & Selection Criteria

WVU Student Life recognizes the achievements and contributions of our outstanding students and staff members.

  • Nominee must be a retired or former WVU employee.
  • Nominee must possess 10+ years of service to Student Life at WVU.
  • Nominee must have made an exceptional contribution(s) to Student Life at WVU during his /her time of employment

Up to three nominees may be inducted into the Student Life Hall of Fame each year. Posthumous nominations will be accepted provided a family member will be present at the reception. Spouses/partners may be nominated together if both individuals have made a significant impact on Student Life at WVU. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Submission Deadline: Nominations are due August 4, 2023 using the form linked below.

Complete A Nomination Form

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.

See Outstanding Achievement Award Page

2023 Recipients

John Spraggins

A licensed social worker, Spraggins began his career at WVU in 1996 as the director of the Student Assistance Program, then located in Student Health Services.

View Bio: John Spraggins

Les Carpenter

After 31 years of service to WVU, Carpenter retired in 2018. Prior to his retirement, he served as the chief business officer in the Division of Student Life for 15 years.

View Bio: Les Carpenter

See Past Inductees

Student Life Hall of Fame inductees have dedicated 10 or more years of service to furthering the WVU Student Life mission of creating an extraordinary and transformative experience for every WVU student. See who else has been given this honor over the years.

View Past Inductees Page