Internship sets career target for management grad Caitlin Spratt

When Caitlin Spratt received her degree on May 14, she had her career path nailed down—because of an internship she experienced during the summer between her junior and senior year at WVU.

The College of Business and Economics management major from Charleston, W.Va., and graduate of Winfield High School, wants to be in hospital administration.

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MIS prof, Virginia Kleist, to teach in Ukraine as Fulbright

Dr. Virginia Kleist will be in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, next fall for four and one-half weeks as a Fulbright Specialist at the National Mining University (NMU), one of that country's leading academic institutions.

She will be teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in information technology, with special emphasis on helping students translate terms in those disciplines into English.

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Alumni Spotlight: Doug Skaff

Doug Skaff tells students who ask him for advice to be sure to grab opportunities. It worked for him.

"The main thing is to take advantage of what's in front of you," he said. "Whether it's in the classroom or out, make the most of your time on campus."

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Mindy Walls recognized with SBA's Financial Champion Award

When the West Virginia District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) honored its state "champions" this year — those who have been outstanding in their contributions and service to small business — one of the award recipients wasn't a member of the small business community at all.

Mindy Walls, a resident of Morgantown and director of West Virginia University's Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business and Economics, was named the SBA 2011 Financial Champion for her contributions to the state's economy as the founder and executive director of the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. She was one of seven winners from throughout the state honored at the SBA's annual awards luncheon held at Tamarack near Beckley.

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Marketing senior awarded Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship

Sarah Cartwright, WVU marketing senior and graduate of Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., has been awarded a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded each spring semester to a top student member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honorary.

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