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PrestoCare is solving the problem of childcare options under short notice through an app.


Tommie McCartney

Tommie is a senior from South Point, OH. He is majoring in management with a focus on supply chain analytics. Some of Tommie’s achievements include receiving the STEM Honors Diploma and placing 1st in the Dare to Dream Entrepreneurship Contest. His passions include working and spending time with his family.


Bella Schrader

Bella is a sophomore from Huntington, WV.  She is double majoring in entrepreneurship and sustainability management and technology with minors in engineering sciences and marketing. She is an intern at the iCenter, is an Entrepreneurship Immersion Fellow at the Robert C. Byrd Institute, and is a Yeager Scholar.

"Lots" of Change

"Lots" of Change is solving the problem of vacant lots in Huntington through the creation of green spaces.


Olivia Andrew-Vaughan

Olivia is a freshman Yeager Scholar from Ann Arbor, MI. She is in political science. One fun fact about Olivia is that she first applied to college as an environmental science major.


Jaxon Smith

Jaxon is a freshman from Culloden, WV. He is majoring in biology/chemistry pre-medicine. Some of his current accomplishments include being a John Marshall Scholar and Promise Scholar. One fun fact about Jaxon is that he is a 3-time WV State Champion member of the Hurricane Red Hot Show Choir.

Tu Tuk

Tu Tuk is solving the problem of ride-sharing on university campuses by providing a new way to return home. 


Nicolas "Nico" Raffinego

Nico is a Yeager Scholar in the Slack Class of 2025. He is double majoring in political science and international business. Nico is a member of the Thundering Word Speech and Debate team, a presidential ambassador, and an SGA Senator.


Athletify helps athletes monetize their name, image, and likeness with a platform to connect college athletes with brands.


Jack Feuer

Jack is a freshman from Columbus, OH. He is majoring in entrepreneurship and international business.  He is committed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was selected as a goalkeeper for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team for Maccabiah (the Jewish Olympics), and is the founder and CEO of TheSoleSchool LLC, an online e-commerce business focused on the buying and selling of high-end sneakers and apparel.

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Learn More About Brad Smith

Since graduating from Marshall University in 1986, Brad D. Smith has been an ally to the school and the West Virginia community at large. Following his obtainment of a Master’s Degree from Aquinas College, Brad went on to have a prominent business career, holding leadership positions at ADVO, Inc. and ADP before spending nineteen years at Intuit, Inc. where he acted as President and CEO for many years before being promoted to Executive Chairman.

Brad always knew he would one day return home to West Virginia. In 2019, he co-founded the Wing 2 Wing Foundation alongside his wife Alys as a means of uplifting the people of Appalachia. Brad's commitment to West Virginia was further solidified when, in 2021, he was selected as Marshall University’s 38th President.

Brad has continually shown his support for Marshall over the years. Brad and Alys established a scholarship fund at MU and, in 2018, made a $25 million dollar gift to the Lewis College of Business, since renamed to reciprocate the Smiths’ generosity.

Learn more about Brad by visiting his website or by following him on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To learn more about his philanthropic work in West Virginia, visit