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MSIR Advisory Council elects Pepsi’s Merriman as chairman

Dave Merriman

B&E’s MSIR Advisory Council has elected a new chairman in a man who has long-served the group, and is known as a big contributor.

Announcement of new Mylan Park complex reflects work of B&E students through Experiential Learning Center

As with any great team effort, there is usually a story behind the story. The announcement earlier this month of a $25-30 million project to plan and build a state-of-the-art aquatic and track complex at Mylan Park in Morgantown has such a story, one that has the fingerprints of WVU’s business school.

One large detail that may have been overlooked is that the initial plans for this complex came from within the walls of the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. Steven Outright, director of B&E’s BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, recalled how the entire process began when he got a call from Ron Justice, WVU’s state corporate and community relations specialist, in the spring of 2014.

Roger Congleton, BB&T Professor of Economics: Have laptop, will travel

Congleton wakes up and writes every day from 6:30 a.m. to noon before coming in to work at the  College of Business and Economics to teach in the early afternoon, attend committee meetings and tend to students’ needs until the evenings. With multiple simultaneous book projects on the horizon, he also takes time to write on the weekends.

“Just during weekdays, 50 hours is a light work week for me,” he said. 

Online Executive MBA program celebrates its first cohort of Camp Dawson graduates

The nationally ranked Executive MBA program will celebrate a milestone at its upcoming December 2015 Commencement ceremony, as the program will graduate a large group of military personnel from Camp Dawson, West Virginia Army National Guard. 

B&E’s December commencement will include nine Camp Dawson graduates in the online Executive MBA program at West Virginia's College of Business and Economics, a program widely known as one of the Best Online Program for Veterans by the U.S. News & World Report

B&E alum brings love of coffee to Evansdale Crossing

Tony Riffel, CEO and cofounder of Octane Coffee Company

“I grew up drinking coffee my whole life. I would have cookies and coffee as a kid. I’ve just always had that love for coffee,” said Tony Riffel, CEO and cofounder of Octane Coffee Company.