March 21, 2016 by Kathy Jesperson
Morgantown, W.Va. – Congratulations to Carrie Staton who was recognized by West Virginia University‘s “Climb Higher” campaign this month (March 2016). Carrie has worked for the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center for four years and was recently appointed as the center’s associate director. She also recently accepted an invitation to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership West Virginia. The Climb Higher nomination represents how much Carrie’s colleagues believe in her.
Climb Higher acknowledges Mountaineers who are helping WVU improve lives; people who go the extra mile to help the university grow in impact and stature. Nominations are submitted by coworkers and supervisors. Carrie’s nomination reads as follows:
“Carrie Staton works in the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center which is housed in the West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University. Carrie is a driving force behind the revitalization of brownfields in West Virginia. Through the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative, a program Carrie developed, she works tirelessly helping communities capture the maximum economic, environmental and social benefit from the remediation and reuse of brownfields. She has presented several times at regional, national, and international conferences on her collaborative model for redevelopment and stakeholder engagement.
Carrie has played a key role in being awarded more than $1 million in redevelopment grants to WVU and West Virginia communities. She was also among 55 leaders from across the state to accept invitations to the 2016 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Her work ethic and dedication to the betterment of West Virginia are in keeping with the highest traditions of West Virginia University.”
Carrie’s leadership skills have helped her excel and bring the NBAC and West Virginia University into the spotlight. At the NRCCE, we believe that Carrie will continue to climb higher, and we thank her for all she does.