International ties expand

The College of Business and Economics is becoming more interconnected with the world and last month played an important role in creating the first WVU alumni chapter in China, a country of 1.35 billion and an Asian economic powerhouse.

Since the late 1990s, the College has built and expanded a relationship with China through the Center for Chinese Business. With approximately 1,000 alumni in China, many in leadership positions, the College has held numerous gatherings of former students during the past two decades, but the alumni chapter, in Shanghai, is a milestone.

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Miracle Jeans Day raises funds for Children's Miracle Network and WVU Children's Hospital

They raised more than $700 during Miracle Jeans Day on Dec. 17, one day before the close of WVU's fall semester 2013. More than 31 people participated, including Dean Jose Sartarelli, who wore jeans although he is most often seen in a dark business suit.

Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children's Hospital, said she was pleased that the College participated in the nation-wide event.

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