40-TOP Virtual Series

Started at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 40-TOP Virtual Series allowed the Alliance to connect West Virginians directly with state and federal leaders on issues that matter most. Over the course of 2020, more than 1,000 registered for these events with 15+ weeks of programming, proving that the platform and communications are beneficial to West Virginians from across the state. The 40-TOP Series is now a staple of the Alliance and will continue in 2021.

Upcoming 40-TOP Schedule

40-TOP Virtual Interview
Dr. Kendra S. Boggess,
President, Concord University 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – Noon
Watch via Facebook LIVE @HigherEdWV

Preparing for a Disaster
September 15 – 10 a.m.
Registration is required – See get tickets button above.


  • G.E. McCabe, Director, West Virginia Division of Emergency Management
  • Erica Mani, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Central Appalachia Region, American Red Cross
  • Stacie L. Foust, Professional & University Banking Consultant, Truist Bank
  • Joshua Juckett, Financial Wellness Consultant, Truist Bank

Past 40-TOP Schedule

Minority Health Institute
Interview with Dr. James W. Nemitz
Japanese Culture and Investment in WV
WV Gardening, Farmers Markets and WV Agriculture
A Conversation with West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore: First 100 Days in Office
Learning about Autism - WV Services and Resources
Overcoming Barriers to Higher Education: Transitioning to Higher Education
Barriers to Reentry
FASFA & WV Invest Deadlines
Policy Lookahead - Addiction, Recovery and Reentry
Sparking Early Literacy Growth in WV
September 2020: Interview Series
August 2020: Interview Series
Serving our Children and Families, Developing #WVSolutions at a Local Level
Your Opinion Matters: A Focus Group Conversation Sharing what we have learned during COVID-19 & what we need moving forward
COVID-19: Opportunities in our Economy
Update on West Virginia's Food Supply Chain and Farmer Markets
Resources for Family Caregivers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Silver Linings of COVID-19: Opportunities in Education
The CARES Act Relating to Small Business Relief
Expanding West Virginia’s Economic Reach through Trade
Workforce Barriers, Wage Equity and Education – through the lens of COVID-19
Small Business Resources
The CARES Act Relating to Higher Education
West Virginians Voting in 2020
Recovery Resources in a Time of Physical Distancing