When it comes to the academic success of student-athletes, there are no brighter beacons on West Virginia Univerisity’s campus than those at the College of Business and Economics.
From lemons to lemonade and more than a $500 charitable donation, the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club and the Entrepreneurship Club at West Virginia University taught local elementary school students in the Morgantown area about entrepreneurship through Lemonade Day.
The center and the club hosted the third annual Lemonade Day on Wednesday, April 27, on WVU’s downtown campus. Children of some of B&E’s faculty and staff from age four through sixth grade set up a lemonade stand across from the Mountainlair to sell lemonade, with proceeds to be donated to a local charitable organization of the children’s choice.
The 2016 West Virginia University Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching was presented to six inspiration WVU faculty members, including Joshua Hall, associate professor of economics at the College of Business of Economics.
Hall and five other honorees received a $5,000 honorarium from the WVU Foundation, and were recognized by WVU President Gordon Gee, Provost Joyce McConnell and Cindi Roth at the faculty and staff awards dinner on April 6 at Blaney House.
The director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, a student in B&E’s online hybrid MBA and a graduate of that program have all been named among the leading young professionals in the state.