Donors to the Business 2020 Initiative to help kick start the College of Business at Shepherd University were recognized at the reception with a commemorative plaque.
The Business 2020 fundraising campaign was initiated by Shepherd alum Mike Smith (left) with a challenge gift that pledged to match additional gifts and pledges up to $250,000 over the next five years. Mike is the current vice president and former president of the Shepherd University Foundation Board of Directors. He is pictured here with Ray Alvarez (right), who served as chair of the Business 2020 Committee.
Mike and Ray are joined by Dr. William “Ben” Martz, dean of the College of Business, and Marcia Brand, a member of Shepherd University’s Board of Governors.
Charles “Chazz” Printz admires the new Business 2020 recognition plaque, which bears his father’s name. Charles “Charlie” Printz graduated from Shepherd College in 1940 and later was the first to chair the university’s Business Department.
During the program, Dr. Ben Martz gave provided an overview of the new College of Business and its goals and objectives for the future.
Shepherd University President Mary Hendrix praised the Business 2020 Initiative and the new College of Business in her remarks.
Shepherd alum Jeremiah Leiter enjoyed the program portion of the evening.
Dr. Jason Best, professor of astronomy and astrophysics and Shepherd University Foundation board member listens attentively during Dr. Mart’z remarks.
From left: Curt McGee, Annette Gavin, Alice Ann (Gussie) Mills, Howard Mills, and Marcia Brand also enjoyed the program.
President Mary Hendrix and Dr. Ben Martz
Howard Mills and his wife, Gussie, admire the Business 2020 recognition plaque.
Shepherd alum Cindy Kitner enjoys the reception that followed the program.
Shepherd alum Ken Lowe chats during the reception.
Jeremiah Leiter, Brian Romine, and John Wolff, all Shepherd alums, visit during the reception.
Shepherd alum Christen Leiter enjoyed the reception with her husband, Jared, and brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Sarah Leiter.
Roger Hamood, associate professor and chair of Shepherd University’s accounting department, attended the program and reception.
Cindy Kitner and Karl Wolf chat with Sherri Janelle, Shepherd University’s director of development.
Roger Hamood greets John Slonaker and Sandy Hamilton as Ben Martz and Cindy Vance, an assistant professor of accounting at Shepherd, look on.
Howard and Gussie Mills chat with fellow Shepherd alum Eric Lewis.
Gussie Mills gives a warm greeting to Mary Alvarez.
Shepherd alum Elaine Mauck chats with Carol Goolsby, an adjunct instruction in business administration at Shepherd, and her husband, Ralph Goolsby.
Bob McMillan visits with Annette Gavin and Curt McGee.
Ben Martz visits with Karl Wolf and John Wolff during the reception.