Survival of the Fittest? The Rebranding of West Virginia Higher Education by James M. Owston, EdD. Winner of the 2009 Alice L. Beeman Dissertation Award for Outstanding Research in Communications and Marketing in Educational Advancement and the 2008 Leo and Margaret Goodman-Malamuth Outstanding Dissertation for Research in Higher Education Administration

Marshall University Graduation — May 10, 2008

With Dr. Tim Oxley before the beginning of the ceremony - Dr. Bobbi Nicholson is looking on

Being hooded by my dissertation chair
Dr. Bobbi Nicholson

Dr. Stephen J. Kopp handing me a mock diploma

With Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, President of Marshall

In my custom Marshall regalia

My diploma in the Marshall University Graduate College custom frame


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