Graduate students team up with UGG

Dave Gruver,

UGG Australia is best known for its classic sheepskin boots, and is well known in retail outlets like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's. While UGG is made to appeal to a variety of audiences from cradle to grave, a team of WVU full-time MBA students has been given the task of helping the brand connect with one very specific audience: college students. 

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Three WVU teams win big in Statewide Business Plan Competition

The eighth annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition that began early last fall with a record field of 235 entries came to a close on April 4 at the final competition, held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.

Fifteen teams participated in the finals - five in each of three categories (Lifestyle & Innovation, Hospitality & Tourism, and STEM). In the end, it was WVU that swept the competition. The three winning teams , each from the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, received a $10,000 cash award, as well as a prize package including legal, marketing and accounting services and incubator space. The funding will allow winners to see their business ideas become reality in West Virginia.

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Faculty, staff receive awards

Bonnie Anderson, pictured above with Dean Sartarelli, was awarded for 30 years of service. Other longevity awards were presented to Patti Ratliff (20 years), Susan Robison (35 years) and Linda Sypolt (35 years).

Dean Jose Sartarelli called April 9 "a special day" as he presented awards to four outstanding faculty and staff at the annual Dean's Awards of Distinction ceremony in the Mountainlair.

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