Win Or Lose, The Mountaineers Are #1 In My Book

Ok, this post is going to be quick. I just want to formally say how proud I am of WVU’s Men’s Basketball team this year! Not only are they doing a fantastic job on the court, but they’ve carried on the tradition of representing the state of West Virginia in the best light possible. See?…

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Party Hearty WVU

So the results are in…out…whatever. West Virginia University has topped the Playboy list of “party schools”. So yes, I’ll do my proverbial face palm here that my sheepskin was granted to me by an institution with such a reputation. But in just a few moments, I was over it. Why? Well because what does a…

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If You Want An Affordable MBA, Get It Now

When looking at MBA programs back in 2009, one of my main concerns was cost. Basically I wanted the best education I could find at a reasonable cost. My goal was to find an accredited MBA program under $20K. I was successful and the MBA program at Florida Gulf Coast University fit the bill for…

A Somber Look At College Tuition Rates

Many times I try to caution people about the rude awakening they face when looking at the cost of college. I have a sister who is a senior who is going through the process now. Once you get over the shock, you may find a host of other feelings — such as anger, confusion and…

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4 Reasons Why Florida Gulf Coast University Does Not Need Football

No question about it, I enjoy watching football; especially if the WVU Mountaineers or the Pittsburgh Steelers happen to be playing. When I started graduate school at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009, I remember the buzz about the new university president seriously looking into starting a football program at the 12 year-old university. Two…

What Dana Holgerson Taught Me About Leadership Change

Back in late 2011, I and many other Mountaineer fans were disappointed to see the seemingly premature outing of the late Bill Stewart from the head coach position of the WVU football program. Coach Stew had been there for WVU football for 11 years and stepped up to the plate during the 2008 Fiesta Bowl when…

Being a Black Student at WVU

When I decided to go to West Virginia University, it was a very haphazard decision. I had applied, I was accepted, and it had a decent reputation…so I enrolled. To be fair, I at least took a tour of the place before paying my first tuition payment. But I did not look into the culture…