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Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Committee


In August Natalie Committee of Wheeling, W.Va., received an MBA degree. Now she is living in a mud and thatch hut in Uganda.

Business software to open new career possibilities for WVU students

WVU Professor Nanda Surendra knows how much data is in a terabyte.

He explains it this way: If the data were written on pages of a book, it would take a week to read one megabyte of material, about 20 years for a gigabyte, and – pull up a comfortable chair and pour yourself a big mug of tea – 20,000 years to read through a terabyte.

Reports show higher education graduates employed in all industries and counties in West Virginia in 2009

Studies issued by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) and the West Virginia University (WVU) College of Business and Economics shows that public higher education graduates are employed in all industries and all counties in the state in 2009. The reports break down the most recent data by taking a look at graduate employment by industry and by county in West Virginia.

Most West Virginia public higher education graduates worked in the health care and education sectors in 2009, according to the new report.

Field of 10 finalists named in state’s collegiate business plan competition

The field of 10 finalists in two categories of competition has been named, as the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition has entered its final stage. A panel of judges comprised of members of the statewide business community has chosen five finalists in each of two categories, as the 10 teams look to capture two $10,000 prizes.

While the new Hospitality & Tourism category is dominated by teams from West Virginia University, the Lifestyle & Innovation category is comprised of five finalist teams from four different colleges and universities in West Virginia. Those finalists hail from the University of Charleston, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Shepherd University and West Virginia University. All five Hospitality & Tourism finalists are from WVU, a category that saw 65 percent of its entries from that school.