Alumni Spotlight: Denise Pacofsky

Denise Pacofsky has been all around the world and then some.

She grew up in the little town along the Ohio River called Vienna, W.Va., and graduated magna cum laude in accounting from the WVU College of Business and Economics in 1993.

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New faculty join B&E

Timothy P. Munyon is a new assistant professor of management.

He received a Ph.D. in management from Florida State University. His research interests include the nature, process dynamics, and dimensions of dyadic work relationships, the design of work at executive and other job levels, the roles of organizational politics and political skill in organizational science research, and social context effects on important human resources practices and decisions.

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Business degrees build foundation for legal careers

Philosophy, political science, history and English are all frequent routes to law school. But what about a business degree? After all, litigation often involves businesses, financial documents and monetary disputes.

As director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, WVU alumnus H. Marshall Jarrett, B&E Class of 1966, coordinates operations of the 94 U.S. attorneys and nearly 11,000 employees scattered around the country, helping manage a caseload that will reach some 90,000 felony and 80,000 civil cases this year. He oversees a budget of $2 billion.

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WVU Forecast: West Virginia job losses end, recovery under way

The economic recovery is under way in West Virginia, according to the latest forecast from the WVU College of Business and Economics. The forecast was released at the 17th annual West Virginia Economic Outlook conference in Charleston.

"The state has added 9,100 jobs from the first to the third quarter of 2010," said George W. Hammond, associate director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. "That translates into an annualized growth rate of 2.5 percent," Hammond said. The comparable national job growth rate was just 0.9 percent. "Most state sectors contributed to positive job gains this year, but the largest gains were reported in leisure and hospitality; construction; education and health care; and natural resources and mining," Hammond said.

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Five leaders named to State Business Hall of Fame


Five business and industry leaders with strong ties to West Virginia will be inducted into the 2010 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame Thursday, Nov. 18, in a ceremony to be held at the Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place, in Morgantown, W.Va. The induction begins at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by a reception.

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