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B&E student pitches urban development idea in ‘Real’ Elevator Pitch Competition

Senior business management major Anthony Braxton is known for going first. Last year, he even stated he wants to be the first Mountaineer to end neighborhood violence and crime.

And the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics student continues with high aspirations. Most recently, he competed as one of 12 finalists in the national “Real” Elevator Pitch Competition in St. Louis, Missouri, where he proposed an urban farm that will benefit economically disadvantaged neighborhoods to provide communities both healthy food and hope for the future.

New MIS professor wants to bridge gap between industry and research

Only about five months removed from earning his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, Dr. Stephane Collignon has hit the ground running with teaching and research at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.

Stephane CollignonA native of France, the assistant professor of management information systems and his wife Olga Bruyaka, an assistant professor of management at B&E, and their two sons have found their home in Morgantown.

WVU Hospitality and Tourism team places third in international competition

Hospitality Tourism Team

The boutique Hospitality and Tourism Management program and its students in the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics continue to impress the state and the nation, mostly recently by placing third out of 25 teams in the international 2016 STR Student Market Study Competition in mid-November.  

WVU Foundation board welcomes two B&E alumni

The  West Virginia University Foundation recently elected three alumni to its  board of directors, two of whom are graduates of the College of Business and Economics.

The two  West Virginia University B&E alumni include Dee Ann Remo, chief executive officer and managing director of Heritage Wealth Advisors in Richmond, Virginia, and William “Bill” Sheedy, Global Executive, Corporate Strategy, M&A, and Government Relations for Visa, Inc.

Economics faculty earn Big XII Faculty Fellowships

Two faculty members of the economics department in the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics are continuing to make a lasting impact in their areas of expertise and help certain populations through collaboration with other Big 12 institutions.

Assistant professors of economics Drs. Gregory DeAngelo and Daniel Grossman were both named 2016-2017 Big 12 Faculty Fellows and offered research grants from the WVU Office of Provost as part of the 2016-2017 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.

Finance professor exhibits power of WVU forensics initiative at INTERPOL

Finance professor exhibits power of WVU forensics initiative at INTERPOL

Forensic science is known as the application of science to criminal and civil laws, but most people do not realize there is a large business component to it all – the business of forensics. In fact, West Virginia University has the world’s leading experts in this particular area of the field. This includes Dr. Paul Speaker, an associate professor of finance at the College of Business and Economics.