Executive Exclusives

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Andrew Van Deusen

Posted On: November 28, 2017

By Samantha Cart In the Fall 2017 issue of West Virginia Executive (WVE), we highlighted six successful Mountain State entrepreneurs who are affecting change and living out their dreams in their home state. Entrepreneurs have tremendous potential for growing West Virginia’s economy and creating quality jobs, which is why the staff at WVE wanted to continue the celebration of [...]

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jules Happy Rone

Posted On: November 21, 2017

By Samantha Cart In the Fall 2017 issue of West Virginia Executive (WVE), we highlighted six successful Mountain State entrepreneurs who are affecting change and living out their dreams in their home state. Entrepreneurs have tremendous potential for growing West Virginia’s economy and creating quality jobs, which is why the staff at WVE wanted to continue the celebration of [...]

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Elizabeth Walters

Posted On: November 16, 2017

By Samantha Cart In the Fall 2017 issue of West Virginia Executive (WVE), we highlighted six successful Mountain State entrepreneurs who are affecting change and living out their dreams in their home state. Entrepreneurs have tremendous potential for growing West Virginia’s economy and creating quality jobs, which is why the staff at WVE wanted to continue the celebration of [...]

Mined Minds’ Unique Workforce Training

Posted On: November 14, 2017

By Lillian Graning Mined Minds began with the goal of helping one person transition to a new career. That person was Marvin, a coal miner who was worried about how he would feed his family if the mine where he worked closed. He is now a professional software developer, delivering projects for clients and helping others start careers in [...]

Financial Education Made Easy: Fifth Third Bank Offers West Virginians Money Management Tips

Posted On: November 14, 2017

By Bob Welty As students across West Virginia complete another successful fall semester, it is the ideal time to highlight the importance of a subject that Fifth Third Bank is determined to ensure everyone in its communities is learning—financial education. The need to know about how to manage money starts even before graduating from high school, which is when [...]

A Case for Nature-Based Education

Posted On: November 14, 2017

By JoEllen Zacks One of the newest trends in education is also one of the oldest. Nature-based learning is beginning to take root in West Virginia as a growing number of schools take the classroom outdoors to give students hands-on learning opportunities and context to their academic work. They’re rediscovering a truth espoused by the Greek philosophers, education reformers [...]

Repealing & Replacing Common Core: West Virginia Strives for Best-Practice Education Standards

Posted On: November 14, 2017

By Jessica Wintz-Adams West Virginia’s public education system has had its share of state and national headlines in recent years. When the Mountain State’s ranking in national reports is splashed across newspapers and scrolled across the bottom of screens calling it one of the country’s worst in educating public school students, fingers point in various directions as to where [...]