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Business Communication Center

The Business Communication Center, located in BE 347, offers assistance and tutoring in writing, oral communication, presentation preparation, library research, and Adobe design skills. Business students at any level, from first semester to graduate studies, may seek assistance from the Center. Our goal is to help students become effective, confident, and career-ready. We use interactive, cooperative learning techniques to meet each student’s needs. We also reach out to the WVU community of faculty, staff, and community partners by providing resources to enhance the practice of communication.

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Adobe Workshop Schedule Spring 2019

Workshops take place 2-3 p.m. in BE 143, Computer Lab A

  • Monday, January 14: Intro to Photoshop
  • Wednesday, January 17: Making selections
  • Wednesday, January 23: Intro to Photoshop
  • Monday, January 28: Intro to Photoshop
  • Wednesday, January 30: Group work session- bring a current project*
  • Monday, February 4: Intro to Illustrator
  • Wednesday, February 6: Designing a logo
  • Monday, February 11: Intro to Illustrator
  • Wednesday, February 13: Designing a brochure
  • Monday, February 18: Designing a postcard
  • Wednesday, February 20: Designing a business card
  • Monday, February 25: Group work session- bring a current project*
  • Wednesday, February 27: Creating custom brushes

  • Monday, March 4: Intro to Photoshop
  • Wednesday, March 6: Intro to Illustrator
  • Monday, March 18: Frost effect
  • Wednesday, March 20: Group work session- bring a current project*
  • Monday, March 25: Intro to Photoshop
  • Wednesday, March 27: Designing a logo
  • Monday, April 1: Intro to Illustrator
  • Wednesday, April 3: Designing a logo
  • Monday, April 8: Group work session- bring a current project*
  • Wednesday, April 10: 2D landscapes
  • Monday, April 15: Fire effect
  • Wednesday, April 17: Photo manipulation
  • Monday, April 22: Group work session- bring a current project* 

Located in Room 347 B&E
Monday – Thursday 9:30-5:00, Friday 9:30-2:00

MEET OUR STAFF

Elizabeth Tomlinson

Elizabeth Tomlinson

Director

Elizabeth Tomlinson, Ph.D. is the director of the Business Communication Center. She is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Marketing Department, and has worked at WVU since 2011. She specializes in teaching and researching business communication related topics, and particularly enjoys working with students on projects involving business clients from the community. She earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University, an MA from John Carroll University, and a Bachelors of Arts from The College of Wooster. 

Tyanetta

Tynetta Johnson

Program Coordinator

Tynetta serves as a Program coordinator for the Business Learning Resource Center and Business Communication Center. She has been working for the University for 4 years. In this role she work with students, faculty and staff. She manages the budgets, and procedures to ensure the implementation and success of both centers.  Tynetta assist in coordinating the Neidermeyer Scholars Program and handles all of the day to day operations as well as coordinate their schedules.

Alexia Biafore Burge

Alexia Biafore Burge

Graduate Assistant

Alexia Biafore Burge plans to obtain a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University in Spring 2019. She is a graduate assistant for the Business Communication Center. Alexia also has a fellowship at WVU Talent and Culture, where she hopes to be employed after graduation. She also is a HR manager for Shoney’s Restaurants, where she trains and develops employees, teaches compliance classes, conducts interviews, and updates policies and procedures manuals to ensure legal accuracy. 

Ian Im

Ian Im

Tutor

My name is Ian Im and I am a tutor for the Business Communication Center. I am senior and a  Management major with an emphasis in  Human Resources. Currently, I am serving in the Army  National Guard and I will be a commissioned officer after I graduate at the end of this semester. I  will do my best to help anyone who needs it. 

Rossman

Sarah Rossman

Tutor

My name is Sarah Rossman and I am a senior at WVU. I will be graduating in May with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing with an area of emphasis in Digital Marketing. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and plan on relocating to Columbus, Ohio after graduation. I have past experience working as a sales intern for NLC Loans and most recently a marketing intern at Medical Mutual. This is my first semester as a Business Communication Tutor and I could not be more excited to meet everyone and help where I can!

Kerr

Kaitlin Kerr

Tutor

My name is Kaitlin Kerr and I am excited to be working as a tutor in the Business Communication Center this semester!I am asophomoreaccounting major expected to graduate in May 2021.I am from the small town of Wardensville, WV located in the Eastern Panhandle.As a new member of the BCC, I look forward to working with fellow Mountaineersthis semester.

Myatt

Tyler Myatt

Tutor

My name is Tyler Myatt and I am currently a Junior here at West Virginia University! As a Marketing Major with an emphasis in Professional Sales, I understand just how important communication is for business, which is why I want to ensure others do as well. Coming from an internship with Pepsi this past summer, I am more than prepared to be back as a Mountaineer! I cannot wait to begin helping each and every fellow Mountaineer this semester!

Tyler Pacheco

Tyler Pacheco

Adobe Consultant

My name is Tyler Pacheco and I am a senior at WVU. I am a Digital Marketing major on track to graduate in the Spring of 2019. I am from Franklinville, New Jersey, which is a small town about 45 minutes from Philadelphia. I had an internship with State on Campus last semester and this is my first semester being a tutor for the school. I am not a traditional tutor, for I will be assisting students in learning the fundamentals of Photoshop through workshops and one-on-one sessions. I look forward to helping everyone learn a skill that will be a huge advantage in the workplace!