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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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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. 

 Caitlin  Simmons

Caitlin Simmons

Lead Tutor

My name is Caitlin Simmons and I’m a senior here at WVU! I will be graduating this December with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. I am originally from Maryland, but spend most of my time now in D.C. I have past experience working as a Human Resource Intern at Georgetown University and most recently at Surescripts. I also was a business communication tutor last semester and look forward to working with all of you this semester!

Taylor Perzia

Taylor Perzia

Tutor

Hi my name is Taylor Perzia. I am currently in my senior year here at WVU. I major in Business Management with an emphasis in International studies. I will be graduating this coming May, 2019. I am from a small town called Batavia, NY which is right outside of Buffalo. This will be my first time as a tutor for BCOR 299. I look forward to getting to know all of you!

Taylor Simon

Taylor Simon

Tutor

Hi my name is Taylor Simon and I am a junior at WVU. I am majoring in Global Supply Chain Management and I am expected to graduate in the Spring of 2020. I am originally from Royersford, PA which is located 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Last semester I was a student instructor for EDP 101 and will continue to as a TA this semester. This is my first year as a business communication tutor and I look forward to meeting and working with everyone!

 Tyler 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!