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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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BB&T continues support for capitalism center at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University today received the sixth installment in a series of gifts from BB&T supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the university’s College of Business.

David L. Helmer, Senior Vice President and Regional Corporate Banking Manager for BB&T, presented the latest check for $100,000 to Marshall President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp and Dr. Ronald Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation.

“We are grateful to BB&T for their ongoing support,” Kopp said.

Marshall’s Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism sponsors a lecture series and upper-division course in capitalism for business students, among other activities.

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Photo: David L. Helmer, Senior Vice President and Regional Corporate Banking Manager for BB&T, third from left, presents a check for $100,000 to Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp in support of the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at MU’s College of Business. Also representing BB&T, from the left, are John Berry and Spencer Murphy, and from the right are Lance West and Dr. Ronald Area of the Marshall University Foundation. The presentation took place today in the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center on MU’s Huntington campus. Photo by Tyler Kes/Marshall University



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