* WHO :* Students in the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics corporate citizen project class and representatives of local charities

* WHAT :* Awarding of $25,000 to nine organizations that benefit local communities

* WHEN :* 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10

* WHERE :* B&E Building, fourth-floor atrium

* BACKGROUND :* Students learn about corporate citizenship by determining which local charities should receive a share of $25,000 in grants. Two B&E alumni �€Howard Knicely and Robert Reitman �€made the grants possible through donations from TRW and the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Philanthropic Fund. To decide which charities would win, the class, taught by Gerald Blakely, solicited proposals for projects designed to benefit local communities, then developed a set of criteria for making the hard choices from among the more than 35 proposals submitted.