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
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 construction on Reynolds Hall was completed and the first day of the fall semester was held inside the new, innovative building. While this last year may be hard to top, we continue to reach new heights and are hopeful for a successful 2023.
Reynolds 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, people, and infrastructure) 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.
Ascend West Virginia, the nation’s premier talent attraction and retention program, announced its addition of the Greater Elkins community to the program. Founded by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife Alys, Ascend WV will welcome a new group of adventurers to the state’s Potomac Highlands, offering them more than $20,000 in incentives — and a path to making “Almost Heaven” home. Greater Elkins joins a lineup of other communities that have welcomed nearly 150 new West Virginians while maintaining a 98% retention rate.
Campbell Gibbs is a senior economics student from Huntington, WV.
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December 2022 Commencement Ceremony
- When: December 17, 2022 at 2pm
- Where: WVU Coliseum
Please RSVP to walk in the December 2022 Commencement Ceremony – You MUST RSVP or you will not be permitted to walk in the ceremony.
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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