Southern Receives Governor’s Commendation
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has received a commendation for the exporting of services to China from the Mining Academy. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined the West Virginia Export Council and the West Virginia Development Office, to honor a state record-setting 52 West Virginia businesses with the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry awards. This award honors companies that have successfully exported to a new country in the past year. The Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry award is a framed piece of currency from each new country to which the recipient business began exporting in 2012. The presentation is based on the tradition of displaying the first dollar a business earns. On hand to receive the award was First Lady/President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, Carl Baisden, Allyn Sue Barker and Bethany Howerton.