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WVJC Morgantown Graduate Highlight: Brian Colebank

For West Virginia University graduate Brian Colebank, hard work is something to which he’s grown accustomed.

During school, Brian maintained a great GPA while serving as class president, working part-time at Radio Shack and spending whatever time he had left with his family.

The hectic schedule left him well-prepared for a position in the IT field at WVJC Healthcare.

Brian works 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday as a help desk specialist answering calls for employees who have IT-related problems. He also changes employee titles and information. With many of his fellow alumni employed at WVJC Healthcare, Brian will think, “This name sounds familiar.”

During his 12-hour shift, Brian helps with IT issues at 12 different facilities, including six hospitals.

But the quest to obtain the position he wanted was not easy.

“The job search was hard and frustrating,” Brian said.  “I had to continue to be persistent. I applied for the job that I was hired for five times.  I interviewed twice, and I finally got it.”

Brian’s original goal, which inspired him to attend WVJC and earn his Associate’s Degree in Information Technology, was to work at WVJC Healthcare in the IT department.

Two and a half years later, his goal came true.

“I’m extremely happy,” Brian said. “And so is my wife.”

Misty and Brian are expecting a second child, and Brian’s new position will allow Misty the ability to spend more time at home with her son, Noah, and the new baby.