A first-generation college student is the term used to describe a student who is first in his or her family to attend a four-year college or university, in hopes of earning bachelor’s degree. According to the Center for First-Generation Student Success, one-third of all college students in the United States are first-generation students.Let's Go.
At Chambers College, we’re doing business differently and forging new paths for our students, our state and our world. We’re disrupting the norm and taking bigger leaps to discover new horizons–going where others have not–to make a difference in the lives we touch.
Backed by world class technology leaders, fortune class companies, and venture investors, Vantage Ventures is an initiative of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University to launch high impact, scalable businesses that tackle complex challenges.Vantage Ventures
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The last year has been an exciting and memorable one for all of us here at the Chambers College. In 2022, students, faculty and staff watched as Reynolds Hall came to life and the first day of the fall semester was held inside our innovative new building. During the last semester, we’ve welcomed our building namesakes, Bob and Laura Reynolds, as well as our dedicated alumni, corporate partners, and prospective students and families to campus to see the possibilities of Reynolds Hall realized.
Reynolds Hall is not just a new building. It creates new opportunities to evolve the way we work, learn, interact, collaborate and teach on campus. As assistant dean for administration and planning, my role is to continue to support the alignment of our resources (financial, human, and infrastructural) to create the flexibility we need to compete in this evolving academic market.
Emmy Severs may be an entrepreneurship senior at the Chambers College, but when she arrived at West Virginia University she had a different career path in mind. However, relying on her passions and creative skills, she continues to show others what you can do when life gives you lemons.
West Virginia is ready to honor a new class of business success stories.
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Message From The Dean
"It is evidence of our commitment, our passion and our purpose to reimagine how business education is provided to students and the indelible future imprint they will put on the business world. How? Because at the Chambers College, we do things differently. "
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