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West Virginia Business Hall of Fame now accepting nominations for 2023 class

West Virginia is ready to honor a new class of business success stories.  

Nominations for the 2023 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame are being accepted through Jan. 2, 2023. Now in its 22nd year, the Hall of Fame recognizes business leaders who, throughout their careers, have demonstrated extraordinary influence and impact in their fields. Nominations are open to individuals who have built their careers in West Virginia, been educated in West Virginia, or are native to West Virginia.  

Ascend West Virginia expands into fourth community

Ascend West Virginia, the nation’s premier talent attraction and retention program, announced its addition of the Greater Elkins community to the program. Founded by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife Alys, Ascend WV will welcome a new group of adventurers to the state’s Potomac Highlands, offering them more than $20,000 in incentives — and a path to making “Almost Heaven” home. Greater Elkins joins a lineup of other communities that have welcomed nearly 150 new West Virginians while maintaining a 98% retention rate.

Greater Elkins joins three other areas in West Virginia offering incentives to remote workers who want to make the Mountain State home, part of the Ascend West Virginia program involving the WVU Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborati

Meet Campbell Gibbs

Campbell Gibbs is a senior economics student from Huntington, WV. 

SH 11/21/22 

Our Top Study Spots

With finals quickly approaching, it’s time to get your study on. Easily distracted by your social media apps outside of class and not sure where to start? We have compiled a list of top study spots in Reynolds Hall and around campus. 

While Reynolds Hall offers great study spots with amazing views and natural lighting, there is no wrong place to study. Some spaces may provide a quiet and comfortable experience, whereas others may offer soft ambient sound and room for a group of friends to study together. No matter what your study style is, we're here to help you decide what works for you.

Meet Scott Branham

They say you can’t go home again. Scott Branham is proof that you can — again and again — and that you can make it better, too.

Finding home, however, was a bit of a journey for him.

A Race to First Place

Congratulations to Chambers College Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) students – Sean King and Jeremy Ferguson – on winning first place in this year's Race to the Case competition.

SH and 11/09/22 

Meet Emma Fridley

Emma Fridley, a freshman accounting major from Grafton, West Virginia, is a first-generation college student here at the Chambers College.

With a desire to go to college, she worked hard in high school to make sure her college tuition was covered completely by scholarships. 

Celebrating First-Generation Students, Faculty and Staff

If you’ve spent some time on a college campus or in a lecture hall, you may have heard someone use the term “first-gen.” If it doesn’t apply to you, then you carry on to your next class or activity. Or, your eyes may have widened knowing that the term very well describes you. At the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, we’re bridging the gap.

According to the Center for First-Generation Student Success, one-third of all college students in the United States are first-generation students.