– 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/.

– Business Professionalism Certificate Speaker Presentation Series

  • 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

– Mukherjee appointed dean of Lewis College of Business

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.

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– MU LCOB Students finish second in Peoples Bank competition


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.

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– School of Pharmacy, Lewis College of Business offer collaborative PharmD/MBA program

IMG_4784-e1447365176413Marshall University’s School of Pharmacy and Lewis College of Business today announced a new PharmD/MBA program, which will allow graduates to receive both the Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees concurrently.

The program was developed in response to the healthcare industry’s growing need for people who both can make effective clinical decisions and manage fiscal and human resources, according to Dr. Glenn Anderson, associate dean of academic and curricular affairs at the School of Pharmacy.

“The dual degree program is flexible and integrated. The intent is for students to have the opportunity to walk at graduation receiving both degrees,” Anderson said. “This program is the first of a number of dual degree opportunities under development at Marshall University through the School of Pharmacy.”

Bob Simpson, interim dean of the Lewis College of Business, said of the 46 hours the Lewis College of Business requires to complete its MBA, as many as 11 course credits are already being taken by the Doctor of Pharmacy students, which would go toward the completion of their MBA.

“The Lewis College of Business is very enthusiastic in welcoming PharmD students to this innovative and collaborative program with the School of Pharmacy. The opportunity to obtain both degrees concurrently creates exciting opportunities for students who have an entrepreneurial mindset,” Simpson said.

Students interested in enrolling in this program for Fall 2017 can learn more by contacting Wes Spradlin with the Lewis College of Business at spradlin2@marshall.edu or contacting Megan Russell with the School of Pharmacy at jude21@marshall.edu.

To learn more about Marshall’s School of Pharmacy and its dual degree programs, visit www.marshall.edu/sop online. For more information on the Lewis College of Business and its MBA degree program, visit www.marshall.edu/cob online.

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– Beta Alpha Psi recognized as Superior Chapter

betaalphapsi_spring2017Marshall University’s Kappa Phi chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has been recognized internationally as a Superior Chapter.

Since 2003, Beta Alpha Psi has sought to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field, according to Bob Simpson, interim dean for the Lewis College of Business.

“Recognition as a Superior Chapter is an amazing accomplishment. Under the leadership of our college’s faculty advisor and accounting faculty member, Amanda Abbott-Thompson, the Kappa Phi Chapter has far surpassed the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of leadership, academics and professionalism,” Simpson said.

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary organization for financial information students and professions. Marshall’s chapter has close to 20 members who are students in the Lewis College of Business. Abbott-Thompson said she hopes to see these numbers increase in the coming year.

“To achieve Superior Chapter status members must obtain at least 12 hours of professional development and 12 hours of community service. Additionally, the chapter is also required to participate in regional and national events,” Abbott-Thompson said.

Abbott-Thompson said as reward for the achievement, Marshall’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter will be recognized and given a monetary award at the annual national meeting Aug 3-5 in Anaheim, California.

To learn more Beta Alpha Psi, visit bap.org. For more information about Marshall’s Kappa Phi chapter in the Lewis College of Business, visit marshall.edu/cob.

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– Intuit’s Brad Smith listed in Forbes 10 Influential American Business Leaders Today

Intuit’s Brad Smith has been listed in a Frobes 10 Influential American Business Leaders list. Here’s what they had to say:

Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit– My personal first choice for ethical and meaningful entrepreneurial leadership is Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit. Intuit is one of the world’s largest and most successful financial software companies. More than 95 percent of Intuit’s revenue comes from activities within the U.S., which makes it a true American hero. Intuit’s core product, of course, is the QuickBooks accounting software that is ubiquitous to entrepreneurs. It is the financial software we have integrated with our company’s Fishbowl inventory management software. As a company that produced $4.7 billion in revenue for 2016 and with a market cap of approximately $20 billion, Intuit continues to operate like a collection of startups. As a leader, Smith has fostered a culture in which the company’s 7,900-plus employees are allowed to take risks and to grow by learning from their failures, as well as from their success.”

Follow this link to see the entire article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkwilliams/2017/01/03/top-10-list-americas-most-influential-business-leaders-today/#b91c67666a73.

– Master’s program in Health Care Administration recognized as among best 30 in US


Marshall University’s Master of Science in Health Care Administration program, offered by the Lewis College of Business, has just made the list of America’s Best 30 MHA Degree Programs 2016 by HealthcareAdministrator.org.

“This is quite an honor,” said Glen Midkiff, director of stakeholder engagement for the college. “Programs were selected by virtue of their quality, types of courses offered, faculty strength, awards and overall reputation.”

Dr. Margie McInerney, associate dean of graduate programs for the College of Business said, “I’m thrilled that our health care administration graduate program has been honored with this distinction. This accolade is indicative of the outstanding faculty we have and their commitment to providing an exceptional education to our health care administration graduate students.”

A master’s degree in the health care sector will give students the knowledge and competencies that are usually needed for superior careers in health care administration. This can include work at hospitals, clinics, hospices and other organization that reach out to the welfare of the public as a whole.

Anyone interested in applying to the health care administration graduate program should contact Wes Spradlin, assistant director of the Graduate School of Management, by calling 304-746-8964 or e-mailing spradlin2@marshall.edu.

– Three Tri-State natives members of 30th class of scholars

HUNTINGTON – The Yeager program at Marshall University continues to see growth in student numbers as the total number of scholars increases for the third consecutive year.

Eight students, from West Virginia, Ohio, Italy, and Japan, three of whom hail from the Tri-State, are the members of the Joseph and Pamela Gillette Class of 2020, and will begin their studies at Marshall this fall, according to a release from the university. The class size remains at eight students for the third year, following several years of just six scholars per class.

Rex Johnson, president of the Society of Yeager Scholars Board of Directors, said the board is committed to expanding the program, which covers room and board in addition to tuition.

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