Next-Gen WVSOM Professor Named Among State Journal’s ’40 Under 40′ | State and region

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Crystal Boudreaux, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), was selected as a “Generation Next: 40 Under 40” winner by The State Journal, which covers business news, government, education, health care and related subjects.

The publication’s Generation Next program honors young professionals who are working to make Mountain State a better place to live, raise families and do business.

Boudreaux, who received the 2020 WVSOM Outstanding Faculty Award, teaches first- and second-year medical students about infectious diseases, with an emphasis on virology.

She also directs WVSOM’s Just Say KNOW program, designed to introduce ninth through 12th graders and recent high school graduates to concepts related to science and medicine. The annual camp is free and is hosted at WVSOM’s Lewisburg campus and virtually.

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PCB recently announced four promotions, including Karen Ewing who was named Vice President, Market leader in the Raleigh and Fayette County market.

Ewing joined PCB in June 2021, bringing 27 years of banking experience. As Market Leader, she leads business development in the Southern West Virginia market. Ewing is an active member of the Beckley Rotary Club, treasurer of the United Way of Southern West Virginia, and vice president of the Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time, Ewing enjoys traveling with his family.

Joseph Vetter and Kendall Beverage were also promoted to vice president and Jason Blosser assistant vice president.

Vetter is based in Moorefield, Virginia and serves the northern West Virginia market.

Beverage is based in the Marlinton office and helps meet the lending needs of customers in the southern West Virginia market.

Blosser lives in Luray, Va., and oversees the bank’s auto loan portfolio in West Virginia and Virginia.

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Boone Memorial Hospital has a new name. At a June 20 press conference, hospital leaders announced that the organization will now be known as Boone Memorial Health. He is Boone Memorial’s first major branding initiative since it opened in 1964.

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Marshall University seeks to connect with local businesses in pilot project approved by the West Virginia Legislature.

House Bill 4418 creates a Small Business Supplier Certification Assistance Program to help small businesses bid on government contracts, The Herald-Dispatch reported.

As part of the project, the university’s procurement office is working to educate small businesses about the program and recruit them for certification. Officials told a Board of Governors meeting last week that 106 suppliers were working towards certification.

The pilot project runs until the end of 2023.