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Recovery Ambassadors

WVU Collegiate Recovery Ambassadors are a hand selected group of  students who are dedicated to service and recovery.  They serve as a great resource for newcomers!

Andrew Caryl

Olivia Dale Pape

After what I jokingly refer to as a “six-year summer vacation”, I decided to head to graduate school in the fall of 2016. I am working toward a Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences at WVU. Concurrent to my role as a student, I am the Communications Specialist for the WVU School of Public Health, a member of the WVU Council for Women’s Concerns, President of Mountaineers for Recovery and a founding member of the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program. I’ve been in long-term recovery since May 2013 and have since dedicated myself to advocacy, education and empowerment around eating disorders. I hope to one day translate my MPH and my passion for recovery into a career with Collegiate Recovery. In my seemingly sparse free time, I can be found running, drinking comical amounts of La Croix and probably watching Disney movies.

Andrea Winters

Shuba Narasimhan, Vista Americorp

Cathy Yura, EdD, Licensed Psychologist, Director of WVU Collegiate Recovery Program

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WVU Collegiate Recovery Ambassadors- Making the Grade & Winning Awards!

Olivia Dale Pape was awarded the "Rising Star Award" through WVU School of Public Health in April 2017
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Andrew Caryl & Andrea Winters at WVAADC Awards Ceremony  2017

Andrea Winters was given the Journey to the Profession Award by WVAADC in June 2017.  The award included a $500 Scholarship.

Andrew was given the New Frontier Award by WVAADC in June 2017 which is for a professional with less than 2 years in the field.


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