Community Connections

Community Connections

Community Connections

Distinctively D&E

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We are proud to offer these community connections to our students and guests




Open the doors to The Stirrup Gallery in Halliehurst mansion where a world of days gone by awaits.

Originally established in 2013 as a home to the 10,000-plus North American treasures of The Darby Collection, The Stirrup Gallery has continued to grow to include nine additional collections – the Lincoln Collection, Howard-Sudbrink Collection, Eleanor Gay Collection, Foster Collection, Senator Davis Collection, Swezy Collection, Gary North Collection, J. Richard & Dotty S. Kendig Collection and Reckling Collection.

International graduate student and his family
Elkins Train Depot

Center For Entrepreneurship

What We Do
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Davis & Elkins College, housed in the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship, utilizes both academic and community outreach programs to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to foster economic development in the region and the state of West Virginia.

Academic Programs
Offer courses through the Entrepreneurship concentration in the Management program to provide theory, practice, and mentorship to students who major in business and other disciplines on the D&E campus.

Outreach Programs
Provide training programs tailored to the needs of specific groups in the community as well as for non-profit organizations around the region. Individual programs include Women in Business, the Family Business Forum, and participation with community groups such as Elkins ON TRAC, the Woodlands Community Loan Fund and the Tucker County Development Authority.

Center for Railway Tourism

The nation’s only multi-disciplinary academic program committed to:

  • Educating future generations of railway heritage preservation and tourism leadership.
  • Supporting railway heritage preservation and tourism growth with information, materials and tools.
  • Expanding awareness of the widespread contributions railroads made to North America’s history and culture.

Housed in the management program of the Division of Business & Entrepreneurship at Davis & Elkins College, the Center offers a unique undergraduate minor open to students of all disciplines, plus programming on art, literature and music; heritage preservation, interpretation and presentation; community economic and tourism growth and more. You can get an idea of some of these activities by exploring other pages here. But check back from time to time as this site is undergoing a revision to reflect some of the changes in our mission.

Better yet, contact Center Director Jim Porterfield at or by calling 814-574-5586.