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The next chapter: Chambers College celebrates December 2019 graduates

West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics welcomed 179 newly minted graduates to a group of accomplished alumni. During Saturday’s commencement ceremony, the Chambers College conferred 143 bachelor’s degrees and 36 master’s degrees.

“Commencement is always one of the highlights of the year, and we couldn’t be more proud of our graduates,” said Graham Peace, associate dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Programs for the Chambers College. “They’re going to go onto great things in life, and we look forward to seeing what they achieve.”  

Chambers College Top 10 Moments from 2019

“These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things…”

We have had a busy and exciting year here at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, and we thank you all for following along with us.

AeSC Me About My Five-Year Plan

In Spring 2019, John Chambers College of Business and Economics AeSC (Academic engagement Success Center) program–a study center that assists students in a variety of business and communication subjects–held an event for freshman students enrolled in our College to better prepare them for their future careers. In order to do so, they had to first create an infographic that demonstrated their five-year plan.

Approximately 80 students attended.

CWT Leader Joins WVU Hospitality Program

MORGANTOWN — Jeff Zidell has joined the faculty of West Virginia University as an adjunct professor of practice within the Hospitality and Tourism Management program in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.

Zidell is Senior Vice President and Customer Experience Officer of RoomIt by CWT (the specialist hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform). He is also the former Senior Vice President of Loyalty Marketing and Partnerships for Hyatt Hotels, where he led a global team responsible for strategy, innovation, promotions, customer communications, partnerships, training and operations for the guest loyalty experience.

Why Chambers College

At West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics, we’re more than a College...we’re a family. We will help you get acquainted and get involved, so that your last day is as exciting as your first–and every day in between. 

Student Profile: Brooke Harlow

Whether this West Virginia native is cheering at sporting events or building her portfolio, Brooke Harlow knows how to keep busy.

In one of those positions, Brooke will be the Peer Career Coach with the Center for Career Development, where she will help students prepare for both their careers and their internship opportunities. In the other, she will be an intern at Fortune 500 company PepsiCo, where she will gain hands-on sales experience. 

WVU’s Financial University to ‘teach teachers’ how to prepare students for financial realities

West Virginia University is taking the lead in helping the state’s educators prepare students for life’s financial realities.  Naomi Boyd from the  John Chambers College of Business and Economics joins experts from the region to offer resources, including classroom tools and materials and online educational programming in this “teach the teachers” event.  Finance University will be held July 7-11 at the Hampton Inn and Suites at University Town Centre in Morgantown.

Naomi Boyd Lecturing

Student Profile: Amy Toscano

How would you describe Amy Toscano? Engaged in her college experience – and embracing every opportunity that comes her way. A senior in global supply chain management at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Amy has found a passion for doing whatever she can to get others engaged in the organizations in which she is active. And there are many.

Originally from East Stroudsburg, Pa., Amy chose to become a Mountaineer – and that is a decision that she still celebrates, as it was the first step in opening the door to opportunities that fit her interests and strengths.