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EU Ambassador concludes B&E spring speaker series on April 22

Joao Vale de Almeida

The European Ambassador to the United States, Joao Vale de Almeida, spoke to an overflowing crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members at West Virginia University on April 22 about the connections between the United States and the European Union.

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. 

Ethics authority Jack Bowman speaks to graduate students

Jack Bowman

Ethics is a serious matter at the College of B&E. 

Bayer MaterialScience president speaks to students

Gerald (Jerry) MacCleary,

Gerald (Jerry) MacCleary, President of Bayer MaterialScience LLC and a B&E accounting graduate, spoke to hundreds of students in the Mountainlair Ballrooms on April 8 as part of the B&E Distinguished Speaker Series. 

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.

Visa executive vice president, B&E alumnus Sheedy to speak at 2014 commencement

William Sheedy

When William "Bill" Sheedy speaks to more than 600 undergraduate and graduate students participating in the 2014 Commencement at the WVU Coliseum on May 10, he'll remember being right where they are.

Students honored as semester nears finish

As the spring 2014 semester nears its close, the College of Business and Economics honored top students during a ceremony at the Mountainlair on April 11.

As the spring 2014 semester nears its close, the College of Business and Economics honored top students during a ceremony at the Mountainlair on April 11.

Students learn how to give away money

Students learn how to give away money

The College of Business and Economics provided 17 students with a chance to think like corporate philanthropists this spring while helping the local community.

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.

Professor to visit Russia as Fulbright specialist

Virginia Kleist

DarkMarket, Silk Road, Heartbleed. For those concerned about illicit use of the Internet, these are all familiar terms that describe the ways and means criminals make millions of dollars through cybercrime.