Dustin Blankenship

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Dustin S. Blankenship received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and his Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from West Virginia University in 2014 and 2015 respectively, where he was recognized as the 2013 Culture of Excellence Exemplary Student Award recipient.  Dustin received his B.A. in History from Concord University

Dustin practiced immigration law with the WVU Immigration Law Clinic (ILC) from 2013-2014 and assisted with the planning of the United Nations Business and Human Rights Conference at WVU. Dustin has authored publications concerning the H2B Worker Visa, the immigration status of Justin Bieber, and multiple immigration law articles through the ILC blog.  Most recently, he was published by Cambridge University Press in an edited volume entitled, “The Business and Human Rights Landscape: Moving Forward, Looking Back.”

Dedicating his life to the service of others, Dustin is an active Shriner and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason, supporting charitable endeavors for Shriners Hospitals for Children, which operates twenty-two hospitals across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Dustin serves on the Field Operations and Programming Committee for HOBY International (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership).

Dustin became a member of the Phi Mu Chapter at Concord University in Fall 2007 where he served in numerous capacities including Chapter Secretary, Vice President, and President. Upon graduation, Dustin was awarded the Harry Parker Phi Sig of the Year Award (2011) and joined staff as a Chapter Consultant At-Large for West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Dustin was later appointed to the position of Senior Regional Director for West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Dustin has been awarded the John Sandwell National Staff Award (2012 & 2015). Dustin was elected to a two-year term as National Vice President in 2012, and re-elected to a four-year term in 2014.  Dustin currently serves Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc., as a National Vice President.