– Marshall’s Lewis College of Business celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Week

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business is hosting two events Thursday, Oct. 19, in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week. These events feature panel discussions with successful woman entrepreneurs in the Huntington and Charleston areas.

The first panel discussion will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday in Corbly Hall room 105 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Panelists include Jamie LaFear, owner of Wholi Moli; Sara Sturgeon, co-owner of Old Main Emporium; Sara Davis, realtor and instructor of marketing at Marshall; and Isabella Rogner, corporate responsibility specialist and “intrapreneur” at Intuit Inc.

The second panel discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, on Marshall’s South Charleston campus in room KANGC 116. Panelists include Kathleen Walker, co-owner of Epiphany Consulting; Diana Sole-Walko, CEO of MotionMasters; and Bernie Deem, principal at AlignHR.

Women Entrepreneurship Week is a global movement and is being celebrated this week in more than a dozen countries and in several states across the U.S.

For more information on Women Entrepreneurship Week 2017 or to learn more about events hosted by the Lewis College of Business, visit www.marshall.edu/lcob.


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– BB&T continues support of American Capitalism Center

Marshall University has received the tenth installment in a series of $100,000 gifts from BB&T supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the university’s Lewis College of Business. The check presentation ceremony took place July 12 at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Representatives of BB&T including David L. Helmer, Senior Vice President and Regional Corporate Banking Manager; Bobby Blakley, Community Banking Regional President; and Spencer Murphy, Huntington Market President; presented the latest check of $100,000 to Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation Inc., and Dr. Avinandan Mukherjee, dean of the Lewis College of Business.

“The BB&T Foundation continues to invest in the BB&T Center for Advancement of American Capitalism, which is essential for student success,” Area said. “The partnership with BB&T is instrumental to our entrepreneurship program, as well as to Marshall University.”

“BB&T continues to partner with Marshall University to recruit talented individuals for our organization,” Helmer said. “These bright students are our industry’s future leaders and we anticipate an impeccable return on our investment of continuing their education.”

The BB&T Center sponsors a lecture series and an upper-division course in capitalism for business students, among other activities.

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– Statement from Marshall University regarding passing of Jan Vineyard

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business (LCOB) released a statement today about the passing of longtime supporter and community advocate, Janet Smith Vineyard.

Bob Simpson, interim dean of the college, said: “Jan Vineyard will be missed by everyone who knew her, and especially by the Marshall University Lewis College of Business. She was a strong leader and valuable member of our LCOB Advisory Board. Her generosity and legacy of involvement will benefit students of the college for many years to come. Her death was very sad news and is a loss to the Marshall University community. The Lewis College of Business family extends its sympathy to her family in their time of grief. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Vineyard family and their friends.”

Marshall President Jerome Gilbert tweeted from his Twitter account: “Sad to hear of the passing of Jan Vineyard, a true #daughterofmarshall. She was a good friend to Marshall University and a fine person.”

Vineyard held an A.S. in retailing, B.B.A. in marketing and transportation and an M.B.A. from Marshall. While at Marshall, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

Following her graduation from Marshall University, Vineyard worked for Ashland Oil Inc. for 15 years, dealing with the supply, transportation and sales of gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products.

In July of 1993, she became the executive director of the West Virginia Petroleum Marketers Association (WVPMA) and West Virginia Association of Convenience Stores (WVACS). Three years later, Vineyar led the merger of these two groups to create the WV Oil Marketers and Grocers Association Inc. (OMEGA) and was named president of the new organization.

She was inducted into the Lewis College of Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and had been a valued member of the college’s advisory board since 2000, Simpson said.

Vineyard, a longtime lobbyist representing OMEGA as well as various entities in transportation, insurance, trucking and other businesses, died Tuesday from complications from a recent illness, the association announced.

– Four inducted into MU Business Hall of Fame

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business Advisory Board celebrated the accomplishments four successful business leaders as they were inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame Monday night. In a ceremony at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, guests celebrated the 2017 inductees: Prentiss Lee Faulconer Jr., Bartow Ned Jones, Michael Moe Myint and Charles R. “Dick” Tutwiler.

To read more about the event please see the original article at the Herald Dispatch.


– Catching the Sun movie viewing

“As part of Marshall University’s celebration of Earth Day in collaboration with non-profit organization WV SUN, join us for a movie screening of the solar energy film, Catching the Sun.”

Please check out the event details here.

– NETL National Energy Technology Laboratory

WHO: The National Energy Technology Laboratory, Aetna Integrated Services, The Marshall University Lewis College of Business, West Virginia Chapter ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), WVa Electric Supply Company, and The Marshall University Sustainability Department

WHAT: NETL Energy Seminar

WHEN: Friday, March 31st, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: BE5, Memorial Student Center, Marshall University, 1650 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25755

On Friday, March 31st, the National Energy Technology Laboratory will be hosting a seminar in BE5 of the MU Memorial Student Center, in cooperation with Aetna Integrated Services, The Marshall University Lewis College of Business, ASHRAE, WVa Electric Supply Company, and the Marshall University Sustainability Department. Dozens of area energy partners will also host information booths during the event.

Students, staff, faculty, members of the community, business owners, and area professionals are all invited to attend.

NETL breakout sessions will be hosted in 2W22, 2E10, 2E28 and 2W16. Topics will include:

  • West Virginia Energy Resources
  • Global Energy Outlook
  • The Business of Energy
  • Research to Reality

ASHRAE and WVa Electric Supply Company breakout sessions will be hosted in BE5.

  • ASHRAE will host presentations on “The Global Push to Near Net Zero Buildings”
  • WVa Electric Supply Company will host a breakout session on “Changes for Indoor and Outdoor Lighting.”

The opening welcome & closing remarks, vendors, guest displays, and the NETL University & Graduate Education booth will be hosted in BE5.

Continental breakfast will be provided at 8:30am, with a light snack at 10am.

Professional Certificate credits will be available.

To view the NETL Energy Seminar agenda please click here.

Seating is limited! Please RSVP by March 15th. This event is free to attend. For more information, or to RSVP, visit our event webpage at http://www.marshall.edu/sustainability/netl-energy-seminar/.