Ivied walls and misty mornings … Ancient stonework and delicate primroses … The spires and chimneys of the University of Oxford reaching toward the heavens as they have for centuries. These images seem a world away from Shinnston or Martinsburg or Parsons, West Virginia, but the connection is as close as the 25 alumni of West Virginia University who have matriculated as Rhodes Scholars at the University of Oxford.
Rhodes Scholars partake of a rich legacy at Oxford. They join centuries of scholars – philosophers and historians, scientists and teachers, presidents and prime ministers – whose lives and work have been enriched by its hallowed tradition of learning and its deep sense of community.
For brief biographies of each of WVU’s Rhodes Scholars, please follow the links below.