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.
"We are very grateful to the faculty, staff and students of the WVU College of Business and Economics who participated in the holiday edition of Miracle Jeans Day," she said. "Every dollar raised allows us to provide the highest quality of care to children from all over the state and region. We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with B&E, and we hope it will continue well into the future."
WVU's Mountaineer mascot, Jonathan Kimble, now a second-year Master of Science in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MSIR) student at B&E from Franklin, W.Va., helped with the event. Kimble, who has served as the Mountaineer since 2012, joined in the effort in his buckskins and visited offices throughout the B&E building.
Since 2009, Miracle Jeans Day has encouraged groups and individuals to trade their traditional work attire for jeans to help raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in their area. Since its beginning, Miracle Jeans Day has raised more than $1.4 million.