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Joshua Cook '12

Joshua Cook
Joshua Cook graduated from WVU Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2012.  After graduating, Josh attended Marshall University from 2012 to 2014 and received a master’s degree in engineering with an environmental emphasis. He has spent his professional career in the energy business with Mingo-Logan Coal Company as a surface project engineer, project manager for Dominion Energy in Bridgeport, municipal engineering with Pennsylvania-based EADS Group, and finally finding a home in the energy and municipal engineering hybrid role of engineering manager for New River Engineers in Morgantown, West Virginia.  

Cook especially wants to thank his chemistry teacher Lynda Bragg from Scott High School for her constant motivation to look deeper and realize his potential, and Dr. Jason Hill formerly of WVU Tech for always being there to explain complex issues and pushing him for continued excellence in engineering.

While at WVU Tech, Josh served as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers Chapter and was active in intramural sports and in the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society.  He worked for Dr. Jay Wiedemann in the chemistry department as a lab technician and research assistant on coal wastewater.  

Cook was born and raised in Ottawa, Boone County, West Virginia.  He has a love for the outdoors and thanks his parents Ronnie and Marcy Cook for instilling in him a drive for hard work and overcoming obstacles.  He currently resides outside of Morgantown with his supportive, loving wife, Sydney, and two wonderful daughters, Gabrielle and Isabelle.