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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.
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.
“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.”
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- Application Deadline – February 23rd
- Boot Camp – April 31st @ 11:30am – 4:00pm; March 1st @ 8:30am – 12:00pm – Location TBD
- Independent Experimentation Detailed Schedule – April 2 – April 25 – Location TBD
- Presentations and Final Judging – April 26 – Location TBD
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.
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/.
- Tuesday, March 28th— 4 p.m. — Shawkey Dining Room — Memorial Student Center
- Navigating your First Networking Event — Terri Thompson
- *Limited seating. Purchase ticket in the LCOB Deans’ Suite — Room 107 Corbly Hall.
- Wednesday. April 12th — 1 p.m. — Room 402 Drinko Library
- Leadership in Uncertain Times — General Anthony Crutchfield, United States Army
- Wednesday, April 19th — 1:30 p.m. — Don Morris Room — Memorial Student Center
- City National Bank Annual Meeting
Marshall University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gayle Ormiston today announced that following a national search, Dr. Avinandan “Avi” Mukherjee has been appointed dean of the university’s Lewis College of Business.
Mukherjee, who is currently the dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing and international business at Clayton State University in Atlanta, will assume his new position July 1.
“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Mukherjee to Marshall,” said Ormiston. “He emerged as the clear choice during the search process and I am confident he will take the Lewis College of Business to new heights.”
As dean at Clayton State, Mukherjee has overseen robust growth in enrollment and endowments; the creation of a number of new international partnerships; and successful five-year Maintenance of Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. He also established a new administrative structure; seven new academic programs, including M.B.A. concentrations in human resource leadership and sports and entertainment management, as well as executive development programs and post-MBA certificates.
MARIETTA, OHIO – A group of students from Marshall University was awarded second place and $1,000 in the fifth annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition on Saturday, Feb. 11, according to a news release from Peoples Bank.
Marshall’s business case competition team members included: Ellen Castro, Jordan Fanelli and Eli Tilley.
The University of Akron team earned $1,500 for its first-place finish, third place was presented to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and fourth place was awarded to West Virginia University.
Sixteen college teams competed. Participating schools included: Heidelberg University (two teams), University of Charleston, Marshall University, Tiffin University, Marietta College, Ohio Valley College, The Ohio State University, Capital University, Cleveland State University, University of Mount Union, The College of Wooster, University of Akron, West Virginia University, Oberlin College and Clarion University.
Teams consisted of three undergraduate students and one faculty adviser. Teams were given two months to prepare their presentations and presented them to Peoples Bank executives. The case covered a range of geographical regions along with multiple functional areas. Presentations were 25 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer session with the judges.
In addition to the competitive opportunity, participants interacted with business leaders in the financial services industry and received feedback on the results of their work.