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Center for Educational Technologies projects have ended (except Challenger Learning Center) and are no longer funded.

West Virginia Secretary of State Visits Campus

Wed Dec 1 2010

Image of Natalie Tennant and others. From left, Sean Hill, Challenger Learning Center Director Jackie Shia, Director of CET Chuck Wood, Natalie Tennant and Jake Glance tour the Challenger Learning Center.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant took time to visit the Wheeling Jesuit campus today and discover the value of a Jesuit education as she toured a psychology classroom, visited the Center for Educational Technologies, the Challenger Learning Center, and the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center.

Tennant spent about two hours exploring campus and meeting with employees and students. She brought with her two staff members, Sean Hill, outreach manager, and Jake Glance, communications officer.

While touring the Center for Educational Technologies, Tennant viewed the new Micronauts studio, the Challenger Learning Center facilities, and the main office. Chuck Wood, director of the Center for Educational Technologies, and Jackie Shia, director of the Challenger Learning Center, led Tennant on her tour.

West Virginia's 29th Secretary of State, Tennant was sworn in on Jan. 19, 2009.

According to her official website, since taking office, she has focused on initiatives to create an open and engaging government for our citizens, maintaining fair and honest elections and implementing efficient technologies to better serve the businesses and agencies of West Virginia.

She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and master's degree in corporate and organizational communication and has the distinction of being the first female Mountaineer mascot for her alma mater, West Virginia University.

Following the completion of her undergraduate degree Tennant worked in broadcasting in the Clarksburg and Charleston markets, where she reported the news for more than 10 years. She is married to West Virginia state senator Erik Wells.