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B&E Distinguished Speaker Series wraps up Fall 2014 edition with Marvin Samson

Marvin Samson

Marvin Samson, founder and CEO of Samson Medical Technologies, shared a lifetime of lessons on November 5 with hundreds from the WVU community.

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.

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.

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.

B&E inducts three into state’s Business Hall of Fame

Pictured, from left, are Patrick Graney, III, Chairman of One Stop Stores; George Bennett, Entrepreneur; and Frank Alderman, CEO of MedExpress.

Each year, a small number of inductees is welcomed into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame who have made significant and lasting contributions in the areas of national/international business, state-based enterprises, and entrepreneurial and family businesses.

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.

B&E freshman is nation’s youngest lawmaker

Saira Blair

Saira Blair will represent a small district in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle in the state House of Delegates starting in January. At 18, this B&E freshman is the youngest lawmaker in the United States.

Four inducted into B&E Roll of Distinguished Alumni

Pictured, from left, are D. Stephen Walker (BSBA 1967), President & COO of Walker Machinery; Samuel H. Weese (BSBA 1957, MBA 1962), former President & CEO of The American College and former West Virginia Insurance Commissioner; Dr. Jose “Zito” Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean, WVU College of Business and Economics; James R. Lynch (BSBA 1984), Senior VP of Supply Chain for PepsiCo Americas Beverages and former VP of Global Quality for Quaker Oats; and William M. Sheedy (BSBA 1988), Executive VP of Visa, Inc.

Four outstanding Mountaineers were inducted into the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics’ (B&E) prestigious Roll of Distinguished Alumni in October.