Roper to addressSWVCTC graduates


LOGAN – Natalie Roper, Executive Director of Generation West Virginia, will address the 2016 graduating class of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on May 14, 2016.

Roper has been the Executive Director of Generation West Virginia (GWV) since October 2014. Generation West Virginia is a statewide network of young talent organizations established to serve as a source of action and a voice for young talent across the Mountain State. The group represents the current and future generation of young leaders who want to contribute to our state’s present and future success with energy, ideas, collaboration, and most importantly action. Roper works with local and state partners to strengthen statewide programming and infrastructure needed to attract, retain, and advance young talent in the Mountain State.

Roper received her undergraduate degree and Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Virginia. With an interdisciplinary background in nonprofit administration, grassroots advocacy, and social innovation, Roper leads GWV’s efforts to serve as a voice and a source of action for young West Virginians. A West Virginian by choice, Roper is motivated each day to help make the state a place where more of the next generation can choose to stay.

Commencement Exercises will take place beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Coalfield Jamboree Theater in downtown Logan. The public is invited to attend.

Southern provides accessible, affordable, quality education and training at each of its four campuses in Boone, Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties and its Lincoln County High School location in Hamlin, WV. For further information visit or call 1-866-SWCTC1.

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