Hospitality and Tourism Board Meeting

October 2010


Dean Sartarelli

In the September online newsletter, we talked about the vision – BETTER, BIGGER, RANKED – and our five strategic priorities – ATTRACT, EDUCATE, CONNECT/PLACE, ORGANIZE and FUND. In addition, we reported on the progress that we were making toward the vision – approval of the four-year college, introduction of our online Executive MBA, reorganization into departments and the revving up of our overall recruitment.

In order to continue the execution of our strategic priorities and improving the quality of our educational offering to students, we need your help. Please give of your time, talent and treasure, and help us put B&E on the map. Your gift to the College of Business and Economics would be much appreciated. You may obtain further information about giving by going to www.be.wvu.edu.

Below you will find other valuable and unique news taking place at B&E, including:

  • The class offerings in the newly announced Hospitality and Tourism program offered by B&E have been met with such popularity and demand that classes have filled in an incredibly short time. Rita Sailer (pictured above), Director of the B&E Center for Career Development, is excited about internship opportunities for hospitality program students.
  • When recent MBA graduate Jesse McNeeley was at the College, he had no idea he would be employed so quickly or that the opportunity that came knocking was in the form of Mediterranean food.
  • In New York City, 30 Rockefeller Plaza — or “30 Rock” as it is affectionately called — is home to everything NBC, from Saturday Night Live to the TODAY Show. It is also home to B&E alumnus Marc Chini, Executive Vice President for Human Resources for NBC Universal.
  • Amanda Macklen earned the right to be in the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society by having an impressive academic record. Now, with job offers coming in and her graduation from the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program set for May 2011, she has been named the “absolute best” by the honor society.
  • Jia Hu, a 2010-11 International Undergraduate Student Tuition Merit Award Scholarship recipient, is looking forward to acceptance into the College of Business and Economics.


Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.
Milan Puskar Dean

Student Success

Amanda Macklen

Amanda Macklen, a recent Accounting graduate, has won a $1,000 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship for graduate school. Read More...

Jesse McNeely

MBA student Jesse McNeely manages Taziki's, the new Mediterranean restaurant in the Mountainlair.

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