CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Office of Advancement June 25, 2013
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, firstname.lastname@example.org
CU DIVISION OF BUSINESS HOSTS TRAINING EVENT
FOR HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS TEACHERS
ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s Division of Business hosted a professional development seminar June 15-16. The seminar was intended to help regional high school business teachers in West Virginia better prepare their students to participate in newly developed high school level statewide business plan competitions. The Entrepreneurship Teachers’ Training was held in the Rahall Technology Center.
Interim Vice President and Academic Dean Dr. Kendra Boggess began the seminar by welcoming everyone and thanking Business Division faculty members for their hard work in preparing their respective modules.
Concord business faculty served as presenters. Speakers and their topics included: Ideation, Dr. Fred Davidson; Entrepreneurial Accounting, Dr. Cynthia Khanlarian; Micro Foundation of Entrepreneurial Management, Dr. Charlotte Davis; Entrepreneurial Communication/Use of Technology, Dr. Susan Robinett; Entrepreneurial Finance, Dr. Andrey Zagorchev; Risk Assessment and Reflection, Dr. Muhammad Islam; Entrepreneurial Marketing, Dr. Bill Deck; and Strategic Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mohan Pokharel.
Dr. Pokharel, Shott Chair of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Management, served as the director of the seminar. He said that both presenters and attendees benefitted from the training.
“It has been a fabulous learning experience for all of us,” he said. “We had never before had the chance to see at once all of our teaching/research presentations about a single topic connecting our areas of expertise.”
He also sought candid feedback in content and presentation from both teachers and CU faculty members to continue to improve the entrepreneurship modules for effective future delivery.
Photo Attached Below
Dr. Mohan Pokharel
The Division of Business hosts the Concord Business Challenge each year. The competition for high school students draws participants from across the region. For more information about the Concord Business Challenge or the Division of Business visit http://www.concord.edu/academics/business or call 304-384-5244.