Newcome graduates with honors


Branden Newcome, 2015 Buckhannon-Upshur High School alumni, graduated from West Virginia University-Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources May 11 with summa cum lauda honors.

Newcome graduated with an overall GPA of 3.9 and graduated from WVU’s Honors College on May 9. He was also invited to participate in the Order of the Engineer Ceremony on May 8 where only the top achieving graduating engineers are honored to pledge the Engineering Oath.

He served as vice president for WVU American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Engineering chapter and was a member of WVU Society of Automotive Engineers. Newcome was a member of the WVU bass fishing team while serving a two-year president term. He wrapped up is final tournament in Waddington, New York mid-June.

Newcome s employed with Stephanie & Associated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a mechanical engineer and will be managing operations in Morgantown.