Rotary scholarship Zach Coleman completes second year in forensics at WVU, Checks in as Rotary scholarships winner with the club

by Sam Sentelle

Zach Coleman (left) is welcomed as luncheon speaker by Rotarian Ellis Conley.

Zach Coleman completes second year in forensics at WVU

Rotary scholarship winner, mid year check-in with the club

May 8, 2018

Hurricane High graduate and two-time winner of Rotary scholarships, Zach Coleman is preparing to start his third year of studies this fall at West Virginia University.

“I started out in forensic science,” he reported to Rotarians during their luncheon meeting today. “I have since changed my major to criminology with a forensics minor.

“I was accepted into a work-study job to help some of my summer school classes,” he continued. “I am working to get an internship job with the FBI in Clarksburg.”

Recent work included crime scene investigation, sociology, Spanish and world history.

Last semester, he worked in the “crime scene houses” doing site photography.

The department in Morgantown maintains four crime scene houses where students investigate reconstructions from actual cases.

Prosecutions at trial usually rely on evidence, and improper investigation or custody of materials can lose the case.

Putnam Rotary has awarded scholarships to local students since 2007.

Zach Coleman (left) is welcomed as luncheon speaker by Rotarian Ellis Conley.
Zach Coleman (left) is welcomed as luncheon speaker by Rotarian Ellis Conley.

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