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B&E family comes together to celebrate WVU’s 150th anniversary

Bringing together faculty, staff, students and alumni, the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics celebrated WVU’s 150th Anniversary September 11-15.

The week of events included a gathering for cake and punch, a jumpstart breakfast for students, a giveaway booth at the B&E Career Fair and an ice cream social, all leading up to the main event – the “Tastes From B&E” Tailgate Celebration.

The “Tastes From B&E” Tailgate Celebration highlighted not only events of that week, but also what the whole year’s 150th Anniversary celebration is all about – rallying the Mountaineer family. In the food festival style event, six local, B&E alumni-owned restaurants from the Morgantown area – Atomic Grill, Crab Shack Caribba, Fresh Hospitality’s Taziki’s and Two Birds Chicken, Mario’s Fishbowl, The Cupcakerie and Tutto Gelato – set up booths and handed out samples of their signature cuisine. Students, WVU and College of B&E administration, faculty, staff and alumni came out to the event to enjoy the food, play tailgate games, win prizes and network with fellow Mountaineers.

In addition to bringing the WVU community and B&E family together, the celebration event offered a great opportunity to recognize the success of some of B&E’s outstanding alumni, connect business students to the viable food and beverage and hospitality industries, and showcase the dedication to entrepreneurship and small business across the state.