Caroline A. McKelvie '11
Caroline is a 2011 graduate of WVU Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Coaching Education. Once graduating, Caroline began working as a soccer coach and camp director with UK International Soccer, traveling the west coast of the United States coaching soccer to children of all ages. Caroline returned to West Virginia in 2012 and began work in the non-profit sector as a teacher for a development center. In the evenings, she worked at the YMCA as a sport program assistant, fitness area assistant and soccer coach.
Caroline attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania from August 2012 to December 2013 to pursue a master's degree in Sport Management. While at IUP, she served as a health and physical education research graduate assistant.
After obtaining her master's degree, she continued working in the sports industry before transferring into higher education, gaining employment at the University of Charleston and then at the University of South Carolina.
In 2018, Caroline accepted her dream job: a position at her alma mater as an instructor in the Sport and Recreation Department, where she currently teaches courses in sport management and athletic coaching education. She provides academic guidance to students, assists in student recruitment and retention efforts and serves on university committees.
Caroline remembers her time at Tech fondly. She was captain of the women’s soccer team and a member of the tennis team. In addition to being a student-athlete, she was a student worker in the engineering and athletic departments before transitioning to the Bears Den Cafeteria. She loved competing with her fellow Golden Bears, gaining wisdom from brilliant professors and learning the ropes in the cafeteria with some of the most wonderful ladies she has ever met. Caroline thinks the people make WVU Tech special. At Tech, she made lifelong friendships and was fortunate to have challenging and caring individuals in the faculty, athletic department, cafeteria and residence life staff. She considers herself very blessed to be working at her alma mater as a teaching instructor.
When not in the classroom or her office, Caroline is attending WVU Tech athletic events, assisting with the cat overpopulation in the Charleston community and spending time with her family and kitties. Although Caroline was born in Scotland and came to WVU Tech when she was 18 years old, she now considers West Virginia home.