Saturday, October 06, 2012
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Marshall, Dixon Hughes Goodman open new SmartRoom

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Representatives of Marshall University and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP cut a ribbon to celebrate the opening of the DHG SmartRoom, the most technologically advanced room in the College of Business Thursday in Suite 106 of Corbly Hall on the university’s Huntington campus.

“We wanted the experience to be more than just a name on a plaque,” said Rick Slater, Managing Partner of DHG. “As we’ve witnessed big changes in business and technology, our partners have become even more passionate about making an impact on campuses across our footprint.”

“We can’t thank DHG enough,” said Dr. Deanna Mader, interim dean of the College of Business at Marshall. “This new facility will serve our faculty and students very well.”

Marshall received a gift of $150,000 from the certified public accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman, designated toward renovation of room 106 of Corbly Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus, in May. The room, now known as the Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP SmartRoom, features a 24-inch, multi-touch Smart Podium Display from Smart Technologies; dual 80-inch LED flat-panel displays; and high-density wireless services. In addition, the room is furnished with new seating and tables with capacity for 58 students, as well as updated lighting controllable by zones.


Photos: (1) Cutting the ribbon to officially open the Dixon Hughes Goodman SmartRoom are from left, Lance West, Marshall Foundation Vice President for Development; Bob Simpson, partner at DHG, who also teaches at Marshall; Norman Mosrie, partner at DHG and president MU College of Business advisory board; Rick Slater, managing partner at DHG; Matt Turner, chief of staff at Marshall University; and Dr. Deanna Mader, interim dean of the MU College of Business. (2) Dr. Deanna Mader, interim dean of the MU College of Business, describes the advanced features of the DHG SmartRoom. (3) Marshall University senior Jonathan Austin thanks Dixon Hughes Goodman on behalf of his fellow students. Photos by Tyler Kes.

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