WVU EMBA / NCAC Reception at Union Station on April 7

The award-winning WVU Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) program returns to the nation’s capital for its popular Washington Experience April 6-9, and the WVU College of Business and Economics invites National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) WVU Alumni to join faculty and students at a networking reception on Monday, April 7.

The reception is upstairs at Thunder Grill at Union Station starting at 5:30 p.m. WVU EMBA faculty and 75 students will be in attendance. We hope you will join NCAC leaders at this enjoyable event.

While in D.C. the faculty and students tour the U.S. Capitol, Newseum, U.S. Supreme Court and other sites and hear from Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and experts in the fields of healthcare, finance, government relations and international affairs. The program is organized by the WVU Center for Executive Education.

I have had the pleasure of moderating an hour-long panel discussion on the importance of government relations and advocacy for the past five years, and we will be on again the morning of Wednesday, April 9th. Joining me this year will be WVU graduates and government experts Rick French, who represents
WVU at the Hall of States; Greg Buzzard with Senator Jay Rockefeller; and Craig Sharman of Tyco International.

Led by Dr. Elizabeth Vitullo, the online Executive MBA program at West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics recently received its second national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, jumping six slots to 23rd in the 2014 rankings. Methodology criteria used by U.S. News & World Report included student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. Residencies are one opportunity that students have to interact with instructors and fellow classmates. Two of these PhD tenure-track faculty, Dr. Gary Insch, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, and Dr. David Dawley, who teach the Global Strategy class will accompany the students during this experiential learning experience. Also joining the group will be Carrie Wood, Associate Director of Graduate Programs, Stephanie Dowell, Academic Advisor and the staff of the WVU Center for Executive Education.