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Lantz invests time, resources into helping students grow

Susan Lantz

Few individuals are as dedicated to the success of first-year college students as Dr. Susan Jennings Lantz. If anyone knows and understands the obstacles first year students face, she does. Her background is in higher education, but it’s a non-traditional one compared to most faculty. That’s what sets her apart.

Sartarelli visits China to recruit, see alumni and meet with educational partners

Zito in China

When WVU College of Business and Economics Milan Puskar Dean Jose “Zito” Sartarelli visited China last month, he had a busy schedule: help an accompanying WVU delegation recruit new students; spend some time with distinguished B&E alumni; and expand and deepen established relationships with universities there.

Marketing Professor Named Mentor of the Year

Paula FItzgerald and doctoral candidate Joshua Dorsey

On November 1, Dr. Paula Fitzgerald was presented the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award by the Southern Regional Educational Board’s Compact for Faculty Diversity. Joshua Dorsey, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Marketing and Dr. Fitzgerald’s mentee, submitted the nomination. 

Longtime B&E Staff Member Recognized, Honored

Jo Morrow

Every year, WVU pays tribute to West Virginia’s heritage and traditions by celebrating Mountaineer Week. As part of this tradition, the WVU community recognizes ‘Most Loyals,’ individuals who have been both loyal to WVU and to the state by giving generously of their time and resources. Honorees are selected by a joint committee representing the WVU Foundation, the WVU Alumni Association and the Mountaineer Week organizing committee.

HR Management senior chosen as Mr. Mountaineer at TCU game

Ellis Roper, an HR management senior, was named Mr. Mountaineer (photographed here with Ms. Mountaineer Elizabeth Gulick)
When Ellis Roper heard his name announced at Milan Puskar Stadium at halftime of the WVU-TCU game on November 1, a wave of emotion swept over him. And for good reason.

The 21-year-old Human Resources Management student had been named Mr. Mountaineer, the culmination of the annual celebration of West Virginia’s rich Appalachian heritage and traditions that is Mountaineer Week.

First Hospitality & Tourism Management students to earn degrees next month

Nearly one year to the day that B&E’s Hospitality and Tourism Management major was approved by the WVU Board of Governors, the program’s first graduates will walk across the commencement stage. 

David “D.J.” Scarton and Gary Romano will earn their degrees next month.

MIS students get a leg up in experiential learning – and the job market

There’s really nothing quite like gaining valuable experience and making yourself more marketable at the same time, right? That’s especially true in today’s competitive job market.

But that’s exactly what Management Information Systems (MIS) students at B&E did recently in completing a seven-week Oracle course. On Friday afternoons. Seven Friday afternoons. From 3 to 5 p.m. For no additional credit.

From B&D to B&E

Dr. Laurel Cook

Dr. Laurel Cook, a new addition to B&E’s Department of Marketing, is a risk taker receptive to change.