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The Finance Fast Track with Naomi Boyd

◆ 7 minute read

The Chambers College Finance department is on the fast track to the future. Fred T. Tattersall Chair and Center for Financial Literacy and Education Executive Director Naomi Boyd explains five ways her team is moving mountains to propel WVU students and West Virginia Forward.

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Alumni Spotlight

A Businesswoman with a Briefcase and a Bed Sheet

◆ 6 minute read

Sierra Wallizer, a 2011 marketing alumna, has you covered with her new product: Kite Linens, bed sheets that never get untucked.

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dean's message

Running with Reyes: Imagineering Through Uncertainty

◆ 3 minute read

Milan Puskar Dean Javier Reyes knows we can learn a thing or two in a post-pandemic world from Disney and the Imagineers.

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Alumni Spotlight

The Plan is a Moving Target

◆ 8 minute read

This recent business graduate aimed high for a job in the field of his first love. Will Anti earned the designation of youngest rifle coach in NCAA history.

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Building Beyond Update

Topping off the Future

◆ 2 minute read

Construction of Reynolds Hall chugged along despite the pandemic as the final beam was placed atop the structure in September.

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feature

Mr. Smith Goes Home

◆ 13 minute read

We captured a day with Intuit executive Brad Smith, who roamed campus in early March. The visit made a lasting impression – so much that he and his wife gave WVU $25M.

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Feature

Iconic: The Entrepreneurial Engine of the Chambers Ecosystem

◆ 12 minute read

Carnes doesn’t shy away from revealing his propensity for “nerdy engineering stuff” – 3D printers, drones, coding and the like. Gillis, meanwhile, views himself as the pitchman, or salesman, of the tag team.

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Cover Story

Coming Back from COVID

◆ 12 minute read

When the pandemic hit and left frontline workers and small business owners scrambling for resources, our faculty, staff and students answered the call.

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Student Spotlight

Pursuing Every Passion

◆ 8 minute read

After settling into ‘Almost Heaven’ from Pakistan, sophomore double major Pareera Uqaily traded in her rowing uniform for a closet full of power suits.

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Faculty & Staff Picks

Gardening, Grilling and Quilting...Oh My!

◆ 2 minute read

Here’s how some of your favorite faces around the Chambers College picked up new hobbies and passions this past year.

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Faculty Focus

Managing the Storm

◆ 5 minute read

Management expert Olga Bruyaka dishes the details on how businesses big and small can manage the storm of the 2020 pandemic.

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Word to the Wise

Stand Out to Employers in Four Easy Steps

◆ 3 minute read

Each year, our Center for Career Development (CCD) guides students to find career support and opportunities that best fit their interests and skills.

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In Memoriam

In Remembrance: Tim Pearson

◆ 3 minute read

The Chambers College honors a former chair and professor of accounting who passed away over the summer.

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Word to the Wise

Destroy Student Loans with Naomi Boyd

◆ 3 minute read

STUDENT LOAN DEBT: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

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Student Snapshot

Maddie Harvey

◆ 1 minute read

Dual Degree Program: Pharm.D. and Online MBA Senior

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STUDENTS ABROAD

Global Classroom

◆ 1 minute read

Hear from a couple of our students who are taking their education across the world

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FACULTY RESEARCH

For Free or Not for Free

◆ 3 minute read

Does it pay to offer a free app? That’s the question Stephen He, assistant professor of marketing, is exploring in “Speaking for Free: Word of Mouth in Free- and Paid- Products Settings,” recently published in the Journal of Marketing Research.

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FEATURE

A New Story of Economic Hope: Vantage Ventures

◆ 6 minute read

ON OCT. 4, 2019, A NEW ENERGY SOURCE LAUNCHED IN WEST VIRGINIA. It isn’t the kind of energy source that fires up your furnace or keeps the lights on.

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FEATURE

Reinvention Revolution

◆ 1 minute read

John Chambers has a plan to transform WVU and the state of West Virginia: Disrupt, or be disrupted.

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The Investigator

Richard Riley

◆ 3 minute read

After 15 years spearheading the Chambers College’s forensic and fraud examination program and working on high-profile cases involving everything from terrorism financing to Enron, Richard Riley knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a financial sleuth.

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Red, White and Gold and Blue

The Cybersecurity Sergeant

◆ 3 minute read

A native of Erie, Pa., Paul Coffy is now proud to call himself a Mountaineer.

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Dean Message

Running With Reyes: A New Hope

◆ 2 minute read

Dean Reyes explains why his ally is the Force and how it might guide the future of the College.

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FEATURE

Mountaineers of Silicon Valley

◆ 12 minute read

Our alumni leave impressions across the globe, including the tech capital of the world

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Red, White and Gold and Blue

Anything but Camouflaged

◆ 4 minute read

Khadidja Diouf is a daughter, sister, friend, daycare teacher, volunteer, student, mentor, tutor and a specialist in the West Virginia National Guard.

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FEATURE

Building Beyond

◆ 10 minute read

The year is 1929 and the West Virginia University Downtown area of campus is filled with students, professors and community members watching as they unveil the Field House – the new, on-campus sporting venue.

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The_Ticker

No Dessert - or Dinner

One of seven West Virginians don't know where or when they’ll get their next meal. Food deserts are defined by the USDA as areas that lack fresh and healthful foods, and these are found throughout the state in impoverished areas lacking grocery stores, farmers’ markets and healthy food providers. John Saldanha, Sears chair in global supply chain management, is addressing this West Virginia problem head-on with his supply chain technology students. Read more in an upcoming edition of our magazine.

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The Hall

The West Virginia Business Hall of Fame posthumously honored coal industry billionaire and philanthropist Chris Cline and three other state business leaders who have led widespread growth.

The 2019 class includes Bill Bayless (pictured right), CEO of American Campus Communities Inc.; Judy K. Sheppard (left), CEO of Professional Services of America, Inc.; and Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. (center), chairman, president and CEO of Vecellio Group, Inc.

“Bill, Judy, Leo and Chris have made substantial impacts in their own respective business sectors, each getting their first involvement in business right here in West Virginia,” said W. Marston “Marty” Becker, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee.

They were honored in August at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. go.wvu.edu/2019bizhall

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Tipping Points

Here’s a tip for New York City taxi drivers seeking bigger tips: Pick up tourists. Adam Nowak, associate professor of economics, and Amir B. Ferreira Neto, ’19, PhD Economics, studied data on yellow taxis in the Big Apple to see if tourists tipped more than locals. They do. Furthermore, theatergoers tip more than non-theatergoers, based on their findings that zeroed-in on drop-offs and pickups near Broadway. These differences between tourists and locals may affect the allocation of taxis throughout the city, conclude Nowak, Neto and Amanda Ross, of the University of Alabama.
The_Ticker

Is PEPSI ok?

Actually, it’s more than OK for Amy Toscano, who graduated in May with a global supply chain management degree. Toscano, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., quickly fizzed into the workforce with a supply chain position with PepsiCo, which Toscano calls “a global brand that encourages my personal growth that started with great experiences at the Chambers College – both in and out of the classroom.”