West Virginia Wesleyan donates microscopes to PCHS

The Pocahontas County High School science department recently received a gift of 24 American Optical Series 10 microscopes from West Virginia Wesleyan College. The microscopes were delivered to PCHS last week by Dr. Kimberly Bjorgo-Thorne, chair of the College’s Faculty and an Associate Professor of Biology.

West Virginia Wesleyan College donated 24 American Optical Series 10 microscopes to the science department at Pocahontas County High School in an effort to “pay it forward” and support science curricula in West Virginia high schools. The microscopes were presented to PCHS science teacher Chloe Bland (‘16) by Dr. Kimberly Bjorgo-Thorne, Chair of the College’s Faculty and an Associate Professor of Biology.

“West Virginia Wesleyan is proud to support furthering science education in West Virginia high schools with the donation of these microscopes,” Bjorgo-Thorne said. “We want to do our part to pay it forward and support excellence in education and hope these American Optical Series 10 microscopes will be a valued resource.”

“On behalf of our students at Pocahontas County High School, I appreciate West Virginia Wesleyan’s generous donation,” Bland said. “These microscopes will enhance our scientific learning environment. I am so thankful to be an alumni of the College because they continue to support you even after you graduate.”

The donated microscopes were replaced earlier this year by a generous donation by alumni and friends of the college as part of a fund-raising effort in memory of the late Allison Hull (‘87), who was a Biology professor at West Virginia Wesleyan from 2007 – 2019.

West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.

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