May 25: The Pamplin Pulse
Excerpts from the Dean's comments to the PAC
Dean Robert Sumichrast made opening comments to the Pamplin Advisory Council during the Spring PAC meeting, held May 6.
Article ItemPamplin celebrates graduates with twin ceremonies , article
The Pamplin College of Business celebrated the graduating members of the class of 2021 with twin ceremonies on May 16, marking the first in-person graduation since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Article ItemClass of 1976 Profile: Tom Clark , article
W. Thomas Clark spent over 20 years at Morgan Stanley, Co. after graduating from business school. He currently serves as a senior advisor for Capital Research Partners, an investment bank focused on the financial industry. He was a trustee of the Virginia Tech Foundation, serving as head of the investment committee and as its President. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Harvard University.
Article ItemClass of 1976 Profile: Mark Krivoruchka , article
Mark Krivoruchka is a founding operating partner of Harkness Capital, a private equity firm. He has over 30 years of experience in human resources and as an operations executive. Krivoruchka graduated from Virginia Tech in 1976 with a degree in Business Management and completed his MBA at Virginia Tech in 1981.
Article ItemPCLE brings Pamplin boards together , article
Formed during the 2019 Pamplin Engagement Summit, the PCLE is not just another advisory board, but was created to establish an association between the different advisory boards, societies, and councils. According to PCLE Chair Jim Hatch (MACCT ’72), the group builds upon Pamplin’s Principles of Community, sharing best practices, providing a forum for increased collaboration between boards, and, ultimately, creating a more informed and engaged Pamplin alumni base.
Article ItemMcGehee stepping down, Xiang stepping in at HTM , article
On July 1, 2021, after seven years in the role, Nancy McGehee will step down as department head of the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Current Associate Professor Zheng “Phil” Xiang will move into the department head position.
Article ItemAccounting and information systems professor France Bélanger named University Distinguished Professor , article
Ranked in the top 1 percent of information systems researchers in the world, Bélanger studies digital interactions among individuals, businesses, and governments and the related information security and privacy issues, with the goal of obtaining a greater understanding of the complex phenomena at the intersection of humans, technology, and society.
Did You Know?
There are 133 student athletes in Virginia Tech varsity sports pursuing degrees in Pamplin, the second highest number of student athletes among all colleges.
Global Business and Analytics Complex building construction underway
Watch the construction of the Data and Decision Sciences Building, the first structure of the multi-building project known as GBAC, in real-time.
Reunion Weekend 2021
Join Hokies all over the world from your home for virtual happy hours, an online panel exploring 100 Years of Women at Virginia Tech, a virtual performance by Paula Poundstone, and access to purchase Fightin' Hokies Lager.
Article ItemPRISM design receives international recognition , article
PRISM, Virginia Tech’s faculty-led, student-run digital marketing agency, added another award to its already long list of accolades when it was named a 2021 Muse Awards Gold Winner.
Pamplin in the News & Notes
Select recent appearances of Pamplin College of Business faculty, students, and alumni in the news, as well as recent announcements and college notes.
- Virginia Tech Daily: Class of 2021: Pamplin graduate student stands out in classroom and on the golf course
- The Roanoke Times: After pandemic shortages, run on gas no surprise to Tech professor
- Pamplin News: Pamplin faculty, staff recognized with awards
The Washington Post: So long, Gate 35X: New Reagan National concourse a bright spot as travel rebounds across D.C. region.