Upper Kanawha Valley Today is a new 30-minute monthly TV show featuring organizations, events, and ALL good things happening in and around the upper Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications, Jim Strawn & Company, and Bridgevalley Community and Technical College.
The show airs daily at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
This month’s show will air August 20, 2018 – August 27, 2018 featuring Marshall University. Our guest was Dr. Jerry Gilbert, President of Marshall University.
We discussed the partnership with Bridgevalley Community & Technical College and KVC-WV and the Riverbend: Center Support Higher Education.
We also talked about the 8-institution Alliance for the Economic Development for Southern West Virginia. It was formed in January of 2018.
The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance) is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and others to welcome the National SBIR Road Tour to Huntington on June 21, giving small business owners and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest federal seed fund, which awards more than $2.5 billion annually. This day-long conference will be hosted on the Marshall University Huntington campus, in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex.
Dr. Gilbert, who chairs the Alliance, stated, “Once again the Alliance is stepping to the plate to help connect federal opportunities to our southern communities,” He added, “The road tour is a national event with billions of dollars available to area innovators to further research and develop their ideas and tangible solutions for our federal agencies. West Virginia deserves its fair share of this funding and we have the talent; we just need to make sure we are connecting our talent with this unbelievable opportunity.”
We also talked about Marshall’s new provost, Dr. Taylor.
Jaime R. Taylor, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Austin Peay State University, is the new Marshall University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Gilbert was also excited to discuss his high school-tour of 44 WV high schools last year. His message to high school students was the importance of higher education.
We wrapped up with a discussion about the upcoming football & basket seasons. Truly an exciting time to be in Huntington, WV.
If you would like to learn more about the Upper Kanawha Valley Today TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.