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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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Event Schedule for Spring 2020

Introduction to Photoshop and Illustrator

Monday, January 27 (5-5:30 p.m.)

Location: BCC (BE 347)


Liberating Structures: From the Classroom to the Boardroom

Friday, Jan. 31 (3-4 p.m.)

Location: BCC (BE 347)   Presenter: Li Wang, Ph.D.


A Primer in Data Visualization with Tableau: Part I

Wednesday, February 12 (3-4 p.m.)

Location: Downtown Campus Library, Lower Level, Room 104 Presenter: Jess Vanderhoff, MLIS, MA


Creating an Ad Using Adobe

Monday, February 24 (5-5:30 p.m.)

Location: BCC (BE 347)


Discovering Demographic, Business, & Economic Data Using Social Explorer

Thursday, February 27 (3-4 p.m.)

Location: Downtown Campus Library, Lower Level, Room 104 Presenter: Jess Vanderhoff, MLIS, MA


Design, Don’t Dump: Strategic Slide Design to Support Your Presentations

Friday, Feb. 28 (1:30-2:30 p.m)

Location: BCC (BE 347) Presenter: Beth Tomlinson, Ph.D


Designing a Logo Using Illustrator

March 9 & March 30 (5-5:30 p.m.)

Location: BCC (BE 347) Presenters: Ashley Berryhill & Riley Clay, Adobe Consultants


Communication During Conflict: Principles for Successful Resolution

Friday, March 27 (2-3 p.m.)

Location: BCC (BE 347)


Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement

Friday, April 3 (2-3 p.m.)

Location: BCC (BE 347)


How to Get Them to Pay Attention to What You Are Trying to Teach

Wednesday, April 15 (4-5 p.m.)

Location: BCC (BE 347)  Presenter: Susan Lantz, Ph.D.

 Located in Room 347 B&E
Monday – Thursday 9:30-5:00, Friday 9:30-2:00
or call 304-293-9289

MEET OUR STAFF

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. 

Ty Johnson

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.

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Kaitlin Kerr 

Tutor

My name is Kaitlin Kerr and I am excited to be working as a tutor in the Business Communication Center this semester! I am from the small town of Wardensville, WV located in the Eastern Panhandle. In the fall, I will be starting the M.S. in Accounting program at the University of Virginia. I look forward to my third semester working with fellow Mountaineers on their journey to success!  

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Camaryn Clark

Tutor

My name is Camaryn Clark and I am from Roanoke, Virginia. I am a sophomore in the Global Supply Chain Management major and hope to also add a minor in Business and Data Analytics. This will be my first semester working in the BCC and I am excited to help my peers master the skills of business communication.   

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Taylor Simon

Tutor

My name is Taylor Simon and I am from Royersford, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. I am a Senior majoring in Global Supply Chain Management and graduating this semester. My first semester as a BCC Tutor was in Fall 2018, and I am currently on my third semester since in the Spring 2019 semester I studied abroad in France. I look forward to helping everyone have a successful and productive semester!

Berryhill

Ashley Berryhill

Tutor

My name is Ashley Berryhill. I am a senior marketing major graduating in May of 2020. I am from Martinsburg, West Virginia. I spent my summer as a marketing/external affairs intern with the Mountaineer Football Team as well as working for the Office of Global Affairs. This is my first year as a tutor/Adobe consultant and I am very excited for what it entails!

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Allee McCardle

Tutor

My name is Allee McCardle. I’m a Junior on track to graduate in May of 2021. I have a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with an area of emphasis in professional sales. I’m a West Virginia native; I grew up in Wheeling. I’m so excited to be working in the BCC to help out and work alongside other students in the Chambers College.   

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Taylor Keiffer

Tutor

My name is Taylor Keiffer and I am from Saint Albans, WV. I graduated from WVU in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. I’m a first year MSIR graduate student and a Graduate Assistant for the BCC. I’m so excited for the new school year and really looking forward to working with B&E students! Let’s go Mountaineers!

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Riley Clay

Tutor

My name is Riley Clay and I am from Hurricane, WV. I am a senior Marketing major with an area of emphasis in Digital Marketing Promotions and a minor in Political Science. I am a member of Alpha Phi sorority here on campus. I look forward to working with you this year!

Klass

Patrick Klaas

Tutor

My name is Patrick Klaas and I will be a tutor for the Business Communication Center for the 2019-2020 school year. I am a junior, and I’m currently studying to attain my bachelor’s degree in economics. Last year I worked with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research here at WVU. I look forward to helping whomever I can.

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Tyler Myatt

Tutor

My name is Tyler Myatt and I cannot wait to work with you this semester! I am a Senior Marketing Major focusing on Professional Sales, and as this is my third semester at the BCC. I am more than excited to help everybody I can!

Adobe Workshop Schedule

SPRING 2020 | B&E ROOM 347
ALL SESSIONS ARE ON MONDAYS FROM 5-5:30PM

January 27 - Intro to Photoshop & Illustrator

February 3 - Intro to Photoshop & Illustrator

February 10 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

February 17 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

February 24 - Creating an Ad Using Adobe

March 2 - Intro to Photoshop & Illustrator

March 9 - Designing a Logo with Illustrator

March 23Open Lab for Assignments/Help

March 30 - Designing a Logo with Illustrator

April 6 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

April 13 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

April 20 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help

April 27 - Open Lab for Assignments/Help