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IOGA Donates to GSC Land Resources Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2013

Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
(304) 462-6391

Natural Resources Management and Land Resources Department

Pictured from left to right: Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Landman Technology Adam Black, IOGA Executive Director Charlie Byrd, GSC President Dr. Peter Barr, IOGA President Jim McKinney, IOGA Board Member and Environment and Safety Committee Chair Bob Radabaugh, and GSC Professor of Natural Resources Management and Land Resources Department Chair Dr. Milan Vavrek

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Land Resources Department students will soon have more tools to use in the field so they can practice what they learn in the classrooms.  Members of the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) of West Virginia, Inc. recently presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to GSC President Dr. Peter Barr for the academic department.

GSC Professor of Natural Resource Management and Land Resources Department Chair Dr. Milan Vavrek says the contribution is very much appreciated.  “We thank those responsible for this donation and consider the money an early Christmas gift for our department and college.  We’ll use the funds to purchase equipment and supplies for the natural resource management courses.  We will also buy additional hand-held GPS units for use in multiple classes, erosion control supplies, and additional water/soil testing equipment.  Students will use the supplies and testing equipment to apply natural resource management principles to the assessment and improvement of actual sites,” said Vavrek.

GSC Assistant Professor of Landman Technology Mr. Adam Black has just begun his first year of teaching for the department.  He says the gift will help him provide more hands-on learning opportunities for the students in his classes.  “We are greatly appreciative of the continued support IOGA has given to our department.  This donation will provide the students in the landman program, and our department as a whole, with equipment that will help them thrive in their studies,” said Black.

This is the first donation from IOGA for the GSC Land Resources Department.  For more information on the degree programs, call Vavrek at (304) 462-6375.

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