MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Roger G. Hanshaw, speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, will deliver the Presidential Augusta Ambassadors Lecture on October 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the West Virginia University College of Law.
Hanshaw will discuss “The Mountaineer in Public Service.” Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.
A two-time WVU graduate, Hanshaw represents the residents of Calhoun, Clay, and Gilmer counties (District 33) in the House of Delegates. He is also a partner with the law firm Bowles Rice.
Hanshaw was named to the Order of Augusta, WVU’s most distinguished student award, in 2002 when he earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. In 2012, Hanshaw earned his law degree from WVU. He also holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.
The Presidential Augusta Ambassadors Lecture Series is part of the Augusta Welcome Home Initiative. The initiative promotes the values and ideals of WVU and engages with faculty, current and prospective students and alumni by sharing knowledge and creative ideas, participating in organizations and events, and demonstrating the outstanding accomplishments of WVU graduates. The coordinator of the Augusta Welcome Home Initiative is professor Carolyn Peluso Atkins of the WVU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.