The college has established the Pamplin Society to provide alumni more opportunities to promote, support, and improve the college and to recognize those who have served it through participation on the Pamplin Advisory Council or departmental advisory boards, philanthropy, or outstanding professional or community achievements.

The Pamplin Society currently has seven officers, led by president Marvin Boyd (MSCI ’00, MGT ’01). It succeeds the R.B. Pamplin Society, an honorary group of former members of the Pamplin Advisory Council.

“The new organization is open to alumni of all ages and career levels who want to participate actively in the Pamplin community,” Boyd said, “and are willing to make a nominal annual contribution.”

Pamplin Society members, Boyd said, will engage in a variety of initiatives, including fundraising, student enrichment, and business and community outreach. They will be invited to college events and have opportunities for networking and mentoring.

The society has established four awards to recognize individuals or companies at an annual awards banquet: Ut Prosim Service Award, for community service; Rising Young Alum Award, for significant professional achievements or university service; Corporate Ambassador Award, for sustained support of the college; and Mentorship Award, for mentoring students, alumni, or others.

Learn more about the Pamplin Society and apply for membership here. Questions about the society should be sent to Jason Kies at