Cinda Echard photo Ms. Cinda R. Echard
Associate Professor of Vocational Business, Business Department
243 Louis Bennett Hall
304-462-6257
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Education

Post Masters Work – 45 hours Marshall University and West Virginia University
Masters of Science in Vocational Education - Marshall University; 1981
Bachelors of Arts in Business Education Comprehensive - Glenville State College; 1974

Academic Honors

Oversight Committee West Virginia Statewide Student Business Plan
Social Entrepreneurship Collaboration, WVU, Shepherd University, and Glenville State Fall 2011
Member Statewide Vision Shared Entrepreneurship Committee, Spring 2011, Fall 2011
West Virginia Statewide Student Business Plan Initiatives, WV High Tech Consortium, Fall 2010

Courses Taught

Principles of Marketing
Advertising and Sales Promotion
Sales Management and Technology
Principles of Retailing
Marketing Research
Marketing Internship

Current Professional Organizations

United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
West Virginia Business Education Association
American Federation of Teachers
West Virginia Higher Education Entrepreneurship Collaborative
Vision Shared – State Organization

Previous Teaching Experience

Glenville State College, 1981-present

Awards

Faculty Award of Excellence, 2009
Certificate of Recognition Outstanding Service to Glenville State College Students
President's Award of Excellence
Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow, 1994-2005

Publications

Great Ideas for Teaching Marketing, 3rd authored an article for the collection.

Pedagogy, "Using Experiential Learning and Collaboration To Provide Entrepreneurship Education While Promoting Economic Development", USASBE Conference, 2010.

Invited Contributor to West Virginia Executive Magazine, Focus on Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education Institutions in the State of West Virginia, Jennifer Jett, Editor.

Presentations

USASBE National Presentation; "Using Experiential Learning and Collaboration To Provide Entrepreneurship Education While Promoting Economic Development"; Spring 2010.

West Virginia Statewide Student Business Plan Competition; "Presenting, Judging, and Winning"; Spring 2011.

2011 Summer Technical and Adult Education Conference Business and Marketing Educators; "Updates from GSC Business and Marketing Education Program of Study" Summer 2011.

Faculty Address; Glenville State College 2009 Freshmen Convocation; Fall 2009.

Professional Soft Skills Seminar Series; Hidden Promise Consortium Scholars.

West Virginia Higher Education Entrepreneurship Collaborative; Fall 2009 "Providing Entrepreneurship Education Thru Campus Collaboration".

West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar; "Teaching Business Ethics; An Interactive Game Methodology Approach".

Hidden Promise Scholars Summer Camp 2011; Etiquette Seminars: "Meet and Greet"; "Professional Dress", "Resume Writing 101"; "After the Game Parties to Business Receptions" and a formal dinner to apply skills.