WVU Parkersburg NEWS
Nov. 24, 2009
"Entrepreneurship as a Career Option" to be topic of Dec. 3rd Coldwater Creek Lecture Series presentation.
CONTACT: Sy Sarkarat, professor of economics; series coordinator, 304-424-8237.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Coldwater Creek Lecture Series will feature the topic "Entrepreneurship as a Career Option” in a presentation on Thursday, Dec. 3.
Open to the public, the free program will be held at 5 p.m. in the college's Theatre (Room 1305).
Presenters will be restaurateur George Angelos and John Altman, instructor of business.
Angelosestablished the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in 1996 at the Grand Central Mall Food Court. In 2008 he added a free-standing Chick-fil-A location on Grand Central Avenue. His family has been in the restaurant business since 1913, including Angelos Brothers and The Olympic Deli. Currently, the Angelos' businesses also include Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels and The Great Steak Grill, both in the Grand Central Mall.
Angelos completed undergraduate degrees at Ohio University in management and education. He received a master's degree from West Virginia University majoring in theory & research in educational studies and he pursued Ph.D. studies at the University of Cincinnati. He is a former high school teacher and has served as an adjunct faculty member.
Altman teaches accounting atWVU Parkersburg and is a managing member at Altman and Associate, PLLC. He has served on various non-profit organizations as a board member, including United Way, Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home and Rotary Club of Parkersburg. He also served as president of the Parkersburg Chapter of the West Virginia Society of CPA’s and he has been a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the West Virginia Society of CPA’s. He has been a CPA since 1978. He graduated from Marshall University and is the first person to graduate from Parkersburg Community College with an associate degree in business.
The Coldwater Creek Lecture Series represents a collaborative commitment with WVU Parkersburg to offer real-world business perceptions in classroom and seminar settings. Sy Sarkarat, professor of economics, is coordinator of the series.cd11/24/09
For additional information, contact:
(304-424-8203 - Office)