BETHANY, W.Va. – M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Associate Professor of Communications and Media Arts and Chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts at Bethany College, has been selected as a fellow to the 2017 Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute by The Scripps Howard Foundation and the Cronkite School.

Competitively selected, Yancosek Gamble was chosen as one of 12 professionals who will attend a five-day institute at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus. During the institute, Yancosek Gamble and other participants will be immersed in the concepts and practice of entrepreneurship, attend multiple sessions on idea generation, access conventional and non-traditional resources, learn techniques of business development and learn how to use grants, contests and challenges as teaching opportunities.

In 2014, Communications 300 (Entrepreneurial Media) was taught for the first time at Bethany, and Yancosek Gamble says this fellowship will help her to better grow the class. Yancosek Gamble is set to teach COMM 300 again in the Spring 2017 semester.

“Given my background with the small business efforts for the state of West Virginia, this seemed like a great match for me,” Yancosek Gamble said.

Before coming to Bethany, Yancosek Gamble was the State Director for the Small Business Development Center in West Virginia. She has also previously taught at Washington & Jefferson College, Bowling Green State University, Marshall University and Fairmont State University.

She received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from California University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in communication studies from Marshall University.

The Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute is made possible through a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company.

About Bethany College

Bethany College is located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.