As the Class of 2023 gathers to celebrate, this moment offers a chance to stop and think about the journey they have taken together in our mission to improve the health and well-being of West Virginians — and beyond.

We know that wherever they go, they will help to make the world a better place, taking with them the values that make Mountaineers truly special — service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation. They have chosen a life that seeks to better the lives of others, through health, wisdom and compassion. And we can’t wait to see what they do.

Message from Dean Hulsey

As I have always said, nursing is not just a career — it is a calling. You were called to this profession for a reason and I’m so glad you have answered the call. Nursing leaders like you are needed throughout West Virginia and beyond.

Tara Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
School of Nursing Dean &
E. Jane Martin Endowed Professor

Twins to Double the Care to their Hometown Community

Twins wearing graduation attire sit together.
Mountaineers go first.
Haley McGraw.

I am so thankful for every professor who has encouraged me and given me the most important thing I could ever possess, knowledge of and in the nursing field. I am thankful for having this opportunity to expand my knowledge and receive a degree in one of the most rewarding professions. I also owe gratitude to my family for always believing in me and never doubting me for one second, even when I never thought this day would come.

Haley McGraw
Bachelor of Science
Beckley Campus
Let’s go.