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QVC cookware creator a WVWC graduate

Posted: Monday, Oct 21st, 2013

Tara McConnell, CEO of Temp-tations, talks about her experiences building a business that is featured on QVC. The presentation wrapped up a special Voices of Distinction speaker series at West Virginia Wesleyan College showcasing successful alumni.

BUCKHANNON — Shortly after the W.Va. Wesleyan women’s soccer team upset undefeated Notre Dame on Wednesday, a former Lady Bobcat and 1996 graduate of the college spoke about her experiences building a business from the ground up. 

Tara McConnell said she came to Wesleyan on a soccer scholarship with a very different career goal in mind. 

“I was convinced I was going to be a psychiatrist,” she said. “There was no way around it.” 

But McConnell had been working for a product marketing company called CSA since high school, and gradually, her business interests developed.

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