Inspiring and supporting young entrepreneurs as they pursue their dreams, Nesha Sanghavi is paying it forward in the form of a major gift to the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.
Sanghavi is a 2008 finance and economics graduate, and was a finalist in the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. She launched UG Apparel in 2011 because she saw a lack of fashionable options for women when it came to collegiate sports apparel. With her line in approximately 500 retailers nationwide, she commemorated her success by donating $100,000 in late 2017 to establish the Nesha A. Sanghavi Endowed Scholarship and the Nesha A. Sanghavi Endowed Student Enrichment Fund.
The College of Business and Economics will host a hospitality tent on October 6 in Tent City below Milan Puskar Stadium. Alumni are welcome to stop by the tent for food and camaraderie starting at 10:00 a.m., two hours before kickoff. The Mountaineers will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the Homecoming Game.
The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics hosted the 17th
West Virginia Business Hall of Fame on August 28 at The Greenbrier. This year’s
inductees included Linda Arnold, founder and former chairman and CEO of The Arnold
Agency, Charleston, West Virginia; Andrew J. Paterno, CEO of Centurion Insurance
Services, LLC, Charleston, West Virginia; and Brad Smith, chairman and CEO of
Inuit, San Francisco Bay, California.
The Hall of Fame annually serves as the kickoff event for the West Virginia Chamber
of Commerce’s West Virginia Business Summit and Annual Meeting. Held in the historic
Crystal Room at The Greenbrier, this year’s event saw record attendance that included
stakeholders in West Virginia’s business community ranging from business leaders
to state and national policymakers.
Dr. W. Constinia Charbonnette to Assistant Dean
of Graduate Programs