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WVU Potomac State College, WVU at Parkersburg convene Spud Summit for Mister Bee Potato Chips


KEYSER, W.Va. – West Virginia University Potomac State College Interim President Chris Gilmer is set to finish what he started when he was at the helm of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. He forged a relationship with WVUP Alumna Mary Anne Ketelsen, president of Mister Bee Potato Chips, a woman-owned business and a West Virginia institution. Gilmer set out to prove that chip potatoes could be grown in the state which was successfully proven on WVU Parkersburg’s 20-acre Riverhawk Farm.

Gilmer started his new position with Potomac State College on July 1, 2022, and admits one of the reasons this opportunity excited him most was the 800 acres of working farms and the strong academic programs in sustainable agriculture that the Keyser campus offers.  

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