Our Mission

The purpose of the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism is to promote an awareness and understanding of american capitalism in today’s market economy within our region and to encourage entrepreneurship.

What We Do

Our purpose is accomplished by providing “angel level” investment and support for catalytic, high impact projects focused on (1) developing that awareness and understanding of american capitalism, or (2) encouraging entrepreneurship and developing twenty-first century business skill sets.

Contact Us

Due to a generous grant from the Maier Foundation of Charleston, West Virginia, a chapter of the Student Center for the Public Trust has been formed in Marshall’s Lewis College of Business. With chapters on college campuses nationwide, the Student Center for the Public Trust (StudentCPT) provides an interactive environment where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish, while creating opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional leadership skills.

Marshall’s chapter is under the direction of its president, Brittany Wilkerson, and its Chapter Advisor, Tessa White, a faculty member in the Division of Accountancy and Legal Environment.

Activities planned for the Spring Semester of 2019 include

  • A meeting in conjunction with Beta Alpha Psi on February 2, 2019 at 5:15
  • A meeting in conjunction with Beta Alpha Psi on April 18, 2019 at 5:15, and
  • The chapter’s "Ethical Leadership Video Competition", and
  • Sponsorship of students who are obtaining their ethical leadership certification through

This initiative contributes significantly to the College’s mission of preparing students to be ethical business leaders. If you have questions, please contact Tessa White at white321@marshall.edu.