Article ItemJohn Asbury: why mergers matter and how to do them right , article
"Bank mergers are an accelerant to achieving critically needed economies of scale, to spread cost out over a larger base of customers, to diversify business risk, and to open new growth market opportunities."
Article ItemPamplin alumni merge Virginia banks , article
When finance professor George Morgan suggested some years ago that two of his former students get to know one another, little did he know that the CEOs would later lead a merger to reconstruct something from their past: “a great Virginia-based regional bank,” like the ones they once worked for.
Article ItemAsbury uses national experience to enhance Virginia banking , article
A point Asbury loves to make when calling on business customers: "The buck stops here. Virginia needs a bank where customer needs are decided here and not somewhere else.”
Article ItemGeorge Morgan: Master mentor catalyzes Pamplin careers , article
According to alumni and former students, finance professor George Morgan "has consistently demonstrated the utmost commitment to his students."
Article ItemFinancial fluency: Top 100 influencer helps financial services succeed , article
Mary Beth Sullivan has been named one of the top 100 Financial Services Influencers to Follow. The department has benefited from her insights into the curriculum and areas for improvement.
Article ItemHometown Hokie advises financial institutions on governance, security , article
Hometown Hokie Jacob Lutz III, the vice president/president-elect of the Pamplin Advisory Council (PAC), has a vision for Pamplin in which students excel without boundaries.
Article ItemBanking entrepreneur ensures regional bank relevance , article
According to Pamplin alumnus Mike Clarke, the successful banks of the future will be those that “embrace safety, security, and trust while delivering a client experience that is timely, easy, and exceeds expectations.”
Research & Teaching
Article ItemThe unintended consequences of privacy protection , article
While previous research focused primarily on the intended consequences of policies put in place to safeguard privacy, Lowry’s study is the first to also look at unintended consequences, which can be catastrophic.
Article ItemDerrick Maggard’s atypical style suits entrepreneurship center , article
Derrick Maggard’s background founding multiple startups and a stint with a venture capital firm has propelled Virginia Tech's entrepreneurial ecosystem forward.
Article ItemNational Rankings , article
Pamplin's academic programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation.
Article ItemPamplin Business Leadership Center celebrates 20 years , article
The Business Leadership Center at Virginia Tech is celebrating 20 years of educating students in leadership development.
Article ItemNew East Asia program to strengthen international minor , article
A collaboration between Pamplin and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences received a $178,000 federal grant to develop an international business education program focused on East Asia.
Article ItemHokies at the Taj Mahal , article
Management faculty member Reed Kennedy led 11 students on a two-week trip in January to India and the United Arab Emirates to study business, culture, and leadership.
Article ItemAlumni honored with Pamplin awards , article
The awards were initiated by the Pamplin Society, which was re-activated in 2016 to enhance alumni engagement by recognizing alumni contributions.
Article ItemMerryman family continues tradition with $2 million gift , article
The Merryman family has committed a total of $2 million to be split between Virginia Tech Athletics and the Pamplin College of Business.
Article ItemPaul Lowry receives best paper award , article
An internationally recognized scholar, Lowry has been identified as the world’s No. 1 information systems scholar, based on publications over the past five years in the field's top six journals.
Article ItemCollege Awards – Students , article
Six Pamplin students have received awards: Outstanding Senior, H.H. Mitchell Outstanding Leadership, College Service, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Doctoral Student Research Award, and Doctoral Student Research Award (Honorable Mention).
Article ItemCollege Awards – Faculty , article
Many faculty members received college awards, including the Career Award for Excellence in Research, the Excellence in International Programs, the International Outreach Excellence, the Outstanding Faculty in Doctoral Excellence, and the College Certificate of Excellence.
Article ItemNational & International Awards , article
The Apex Center for Entrepreneurs received the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center Award, and Paul Benjamin Lowry was awarded the 2018 Operational Research Society’s Stafford Beer Medal.
Article ItemOn The Move , article
The Pamplin College of Business welcomes some exceptional incoming administrative staff members, including Pamplin's first director of diversity and inclusion, the director of development, and two associate directors of major gifts.
Article ItemIn Memoriam , article
Dilip Kumar Shome, professor emeritus of finance, died Dec. 7, 2018. Shome joined Virginia Tech in 1983. Edward R. (Ed) Clayton, professor emeritus of business information technology, died Feb. 10, 2019. Clayton joined Virginia Tech in 1968.