KEYSER - The Alumni Association at West Virginia University (WVU) Potomac State College will recognize four individuals at their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. 7.

KEYSER - The Alumni Association at West Virginia University (WVU) Potomac State College will recognize four individuals at their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. 7.
F. Scott Rotruck, Class of 1975, will be honored with the Alumni Achievement Award; Mara Boggs, Class of 1998, with the Distinguished Service Award; Chance Coughenour, Class of 2002, and Randi Dove, Class of 2012, with the Young Alumni Achievement Award.
In addition to attending Potomac State College, Rotruck is also a graduate of West Virginia University and Frostburg State University.  He serves as director of Energy and Transportation 
Services with Spilman Thomas & Battle Attorneys at Law, in the areas of Government Relations, Energy Group and the Shale Gas Practice Group. 
Rotruck has 15 years of experience in the energy business, ten years in the railroad industry, has served as an economic development director, and as senior advisor to former WVU president David D. Hardesty Jr.
Boggs began serving as state director for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in 2014.  She previously served as Senator Manchin’s senior policy advisor and chief of operations, managing the Senate office, developing policy, and advocating for West Virginians. 
Boggs served as a U.S. Army Engineer Officer (combat, airborne, construction) in the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq from 1998 to 2012. 
She’s a Distinguished Military Graduate from West Virginia University, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in biology and the other one in English.  She earned her master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla. 
As a program manager at Google Arts & Culture, Coughenour coordinates cultural heritage preservation efforts globally by organizing partnerships and leading projects focused on using innovative technology.  He has participated in archaeological research and digital heritage projects throughout Europe and the Americas.  Coughenour co-founded Rekrei.org, a volunteer, crowdsourcing online platform to commemorate destroyed heritage, which has been covered in international press and a TED talk. 
He received his bachelor’s degree in history from WVU, a master’s degree in archaeology and ancient history from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Stuttgart in Germany.
As owner of Randi Dove Farms/Broken Wheel Stables, Dove is up before dawn caring for her six horses and the many others who board at her stables.
She is the recipient of the Southern Conservation District’s Wyoming County Farm of the Year and has the distinction of not only being the first female to receive this award, but also, it’s the first time a horse farm has been chosen for the award. 
Dove won the 2013 WV Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition as well, edging out more than 140 other entries.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal and nutritional sciences with a minor in equine management from WVU. 
Reservations for the banquet are required and can be made with Alumni Relations coordinator Derek Artimez at 304-788-6870 or 304-312-3373 or at PSC-Alumni@mail.wvu.edu. 
Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.  The cost of the dinner is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.  The deadline for reservations is Sept. 29.