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Chambers College Graduates: a Reason to Celebrate

There is something special about December Commencement.  

The holiday season is in the air and everything our students have worked for comes down to this moment: graduation.

Continuing the Momentum: Chambers College Top Moments of 2021

2021 brought us back to campus and the classroom as we continued to support our mission to serve our students and state (safely) through the unpredictable track of COVID-19. The Chambers College team pressed forward with adaptability, acquiring new initiatives for the future and preparing for a changed world that will require us to innovate and adapt on our feet.

Here are a few of our proudest moments.

A Holiday Message from Dean Hall

Dear Chambers College Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends:

As the end of 2021 approaches, I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for every one of you as a person and for what you bring to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics community.

A Look into Reynolds Hall

The Fall 2021 semester may be behind us, but that means we are one step closer to the completion of our new building. 

Reynolds Hall will be complete in April 2022 and ready to host its first classes for Mountaineers in Fall 2022.

Cha-ching: Accounting students help find new ways to look at state data

Every year in West Virginia, state employees generate between four and five million financial transactions. That’s a credit card swipe or a cash register ding every 7.5 seconds, helping everything from school boards to municipal waste authorities do their jobs.

Occasionally, one of those purchases isn’t serving West Virginians as intended—and that’s where the State Auditor’s Office comes in.

$1M estate gift from late Mylan co-founder supports students through collaborative learning space in WVU Reynolds Hall

A $1 million estate gift from Mylan co-founder and global entrepreneur  Donald Panoz  will champion continued entrepreneurship and experiential learning opportunities for  West Virginia University  students.

His gift will support  Reynolds Hall, the new home of the  John Chambers College of Business and Economics scheduled for completion in April 2022, along with the  Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab and  Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, both housed in the Chambers College Innovation Ecosystem.

October 2021 Department Digest and Awards

Our faculty and staff are always doing amazing things. View the latest Department Digest to see what they have been up to and catch what they’re saying in the media

Dean Josh Hall co-edited the book: " Off-Campus Study, Study Abroad, and Study Away in Economics Leaving the Blackboard Behind." This volume discusses diverse methodologies in economics education, focusing on experiential economic education away from campus through study abroad, study away, and other off-campus programs. These twenty-three chapters provide a ‘how-to’ guide for economic educators looking to expand their pedagogical repertoire, whether they want to take students to Ireland to study Adam Smith or South Africa to study poverty. Readers are provided with information about the economic content of the course as well as the nuts-and-bolts of on-the-ground experiences. Delivering a modern take on economic education, this volume is intended for economics educators wishing to engage students in new and creative ways.

Why Blake’s heart beats to the supply chain drum

Blake Vilga’s career path took an unexpected turn during his freshman year, when Susan Lantz’s introduction to business class brought in each Chambers College department head to talk about the available majors. 

“I knew I wanted to do business; I’m the son of a businessman,” Blake said, “but I wasn’t sure what avenue I wanted to pursue.”