BB&T continues support for capitalism center at Marshall


BBTcheckBBTcheckBBTcheckMarshall University has  received the seventh installment in a series of gifts from the BB&T supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the 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  President  Stephen J. Kopp.

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

“The course has been very intriguing for our students and the objective of the program has been more than met,” Kopp said. “We’re very proud of our association with BB&T.”

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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  President Stephen J. Kopp in support of the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the  College of Business. Also representing BB&T is Patrick Murphy, second from right. The center is under the direction of Dr. Calvin Kent, left. Dr. Haiyang Chen, right, is dean of the College of Business.  The BB&T Foundation also presented Marshall with a second check for $15,000. Photo by Rick Haye.