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      • Jan 21, 2020 Linda Wallace named Konrad W. Kubin Senior Faculty Fellow

        Linda Wallace, associate professor of accounting and information systems (ACIS) in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Konrad W. Kubin Senior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Jan 16, 2020 Xiang elected president of tourism association

        Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate Professor Zheng “Phil” Xiang was appointed president of the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) during the ENTER2020 eTourism Conference, held Jan. 8-10 at the University of Surrey in Guildford, United Kingdom.

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      • Jan 15, 2020 David Brinberg named Kathleen Grega Digges Professor

        David Brinberg, professor of marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Kathleen Grega Digges Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Jan 10, 2020 John Maher named Thomas M. Wells and Kathy Dargo Professor

        John Maher, professor and head of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Thomas M. Wells and Kathy Dargo Professor in Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Jan 09, 2020 Swedish born, Hokie raised: Gatenholm and Cellink awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

        Erik Gatenholm’s vision led him to co-found Cellink, the leading 3D bioprinter provider and the world’s first bioink company. The startup, along with Gatenholm and its other co-founders, was recently awarded the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year in Sweden, and Erik himself was recently placed on the Forbes 30 under 30 as well as MIT Technology Review’s 35 under 35.

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      • Jan 08, 2020 Dipankar Chakravarti named Robert H. Digges Professor

        Dipankar Chakravarti, professor of marketing and the founding director of the Ph.D. concentration in executive business research in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Robert H. Digges Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Dec 17, 2019 Student’s big data skills may lead to cleaner air

        Radhica Kanniganti works for a startup company in India, home to some of the world’s most-polluted cities. She hopes to improve lives in her work as an environmental engineer for the Bangalore-based company Devic Earth, testing a device that reduces air pollution by employing radio waves.

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      • Dec 12, 2019 HTM professor named “highly cited researcher” for 2019

        Zheng “Phil” Xiang, associate professor in the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is among the most highly cited researchers in the world for 2019, according to a list released by the Web of Science Group.

      • Dec 10, 2019 Career fairs give students jump start on job hunt

        Students dressed in suits, clutching folders of resumes, with backpacks slung over their shoulders and name tags on their chests are a common sight around campus. The reason: They are attending the multitude of career fairs on campus.

      • Dec 02, 2019 Virginia Tech faculty chosen to deliver commencement keynote speeches

        John Seiler Ph.D. '84, the Hon. and Mrs. Shelton H. Short Jr. Professor of Forestry in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and Patricia Raun, director of the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech, and a professor of theatre arts in the School of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, will deliver the keynote addresses at Virginia Tech's 2019 fall University and Graduate School Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20.

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      • Nov 22, 2019 Dwight Shelton honored with emeritus status

        Dwight Shelton, who retired as Virginia Tech’s vice president for finance and chief financial earlier this fall, has been conferred the title of Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Nov 22, 2019 Pamplin honors students, thanks donors

        Pamplin held its annual Honors Banquet Program Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the German Club near its Blacksburg campus. It was an evening to build community as the program brought together donors and their scholarship recipients, their guests, and Pamplin faculty.

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      • Nov 21, 2019 For one management professor, research is a family affair

        Collaborating on research publications is nothing new in the world of higher education; making it a family affair that spans generations, however, is a unique attribute one Pamplin College of Business professor brings to his work.

      • Nov 13, 2019 Virginia Tech team aims to make space local and brings home top prize at competition

        Ever dreamed of taking your selfie game to new heights — literally? The out of this world idea of incorporating selfies in space secured one Virginia Tech team first place at the national Astranis Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Satellite-II competition. Founded in 1980, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is the largest student-run space non-profit organization in the world that empowers young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration.

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      • Nov 12, 2019 Through Fellows Program, Graduate Students Have Voice in Innovation Campus Plans

        Ten Virginia Tech graduate students, chosen as Innovation Fellows, are helping to shape the university's future Innovation Campus in Alexandria. They are, from left to right: (back row) Logan Eisenbeiser, Xin Chen, Goprikrishna Rathinavel, Padmaksha Roy, and Christopher White. On the front row, from left to right, are Yiqing Liu, Pooja Algikar, Sneharaj Ramdaspalli, Ronald "Angel" Cox, and Yu-Hsuan Huang.

      • Oct 29, 2019 Doug Patterson honored with emeritus status

        Doug Patterson, professor of finance in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

      • Oct 25, 2019 Virginia Tech hosts inaugural summit on blockchain technology

        An innovation panel moderated by Jennifer O’Daniel, investment director for the Center for Innovation Technology, will close the summit. Since 2003, she has led seed and early-stage investments in tech companies for CIT GAP Funds, concentrating on cybersecurity and enterprise software.

      • Oct 25, 2019 Eugene Seago honored with emeritus status

        Eugene Seago, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Curling Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

      • Oct 14, 2019 Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Stephen Schuyler named Rhode Island game Hokie Hero

        U.S. Army Maj. Stephen Schuyler, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in marketing from the Pamplin College of Business and a minor in leadership studies from the corps’ Rice Center for Leader Development in 2007, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Rhode Island.

      • Oct 14, 2019 Injury creates new opportunity for Pamplin student

        As an undergraduate, Nick Reisenweaver had already demonstrated the hustle and grit for which Hokies are known. Then, after a setback, he showed different qualities just as important: resilience and the ability to pivot.

      • Oct 10, 2019 Using data to make businesses more efficient

        To Professor Lara Khansa, data is an unmatched tool for progress. She’s applied data to improve everything from hospital emergency room staffing and surgical procedures to catching cyberloafing employees who are using workplace computers for nonwork purposes.

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      • Oct 03, 2019 Class of 2021 ring namesake and sponsor named

        Vice President for Alumni Relations Emeritus George E. “Buddy” Russell ’52 has been named the Class of 2021 class ring namesake and Arthur J. Keown, alumni distinguished professor and R. B. Pamplin professor of finance for Pamplin College of Business, has been named class sponsor.

      • Sep 20, 2019 Computer science career fair gives students and companies a distinctive edge

        For Case Consulting, a Leesburg, Virginia, software services company serving the needs of the federal government and private industry, the career fair serves as an ideal way to scout for their summer internship program. Owner Paul Farmer, a Virginia Tech accounting and information systems graduate in the Pamplin College of Business, explained this is the only career fair where he recruits in person.

      • Sep 11, 2019 Virginia Tech's "Super Bowl" of job recruiting attracts thousands

        The line at Squires Student Center was out the door on the morning of Thursday, September 5 as students arrived for the Fall 2019 Business Horizons career fair. Regarded by many as Virginia Tech’s “Super Bowl” of job recruiting, the event consistently yields large numbers of students, companies, volunteers, and opportunities; and last week’s event was no exception. More than 3000 students attended the fair and its events for the chance to network among a lineup of over 140 companies. Hokies came prepared to make a good impression and the strong turnout resulted in more than 500 next-day interviews following Thursday’s event.

      • Sep 04, 2019 Pamplin kicks off the new semester

        Over 700 Pamplin College of Business faculty, staff, students, and guests – including numerous four-legged friends – gathered on the Holtzman Alumni Center Lawn on Friday, August 30, to “kickoff” the new academic year.

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      • Sep 04, 2019 Virginia Tech hosts Global Entrepreneur Challenge for 10th year

        The competition, held at The Inn at Virginia Tech, was part of a 10-day celebration of student entrepreneurship. Teams were housed by local families, spent interactive time with successful technology companies, and enjoyed fellowship with Virginia Tech students. Some of the activities included tours of the Virginia Tech campus and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, educational workshops, and shopping in Roanoke and Blacksburg.

      • Sep 03, 2019 Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. William Chung named Boston College game Hokie Hero

        U.S. Army Capt. William Chung, a 2015 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business and a minor in leadership studies from the Rice Center for Leader Development, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Boston College.

      • Aug 27, 2019 Practicum gives students a window into Wells Fargo

        Virginia Tech finance instructor Brian Hart had a good dose of adrenaline leading up to traveling with 14 of his students to the Wells Fargo campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the first time in the six years that he has taught the Wells Fargo/Pamplin winter course that weather was playing a decisive role in whether they would be able to leave from Blacksburg. Luckily, the weather cooperated and everyone arrived to check in to their hotel and get settled before their five days of being immersed in the world of Wells Fargo. Hart admits it was touch-and-go for a while with he and the students in contact with updates and back-up plans. Prior to meeting up in Blacksburg, Hart leads a week-long session with students online preparing them for their shared face-to-face experience.

      • Aug 21, 2019 Pamplin student receives national recognition as she prepares for a future in financial planning

        For Genna Coan, the preparation to become a financial planner never stops. It doesn’t stop when the semester ends. It doesn’t even stop to ring the closing bell for the Nasdaq Stock Market. Coan was one of 12 students nationwide to be awarded the $5,000 2019 TD Ameritrade Institutional RIA NextGen Scholarship. The scholarship, which was open to all first-, second-, or third-year students pursuing a degree in finance or financial planning, required applicants to submit an essay as to why they would like to work in financial planning along with a letter of reference from a personal or academic contact. To celebrate the achievement, the scholarship recipients were hosted by TD Ameritrade Institutional on a visit to New York City and the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, where the students helped ring the stock exchange’s closing bell on July 23, 2019.

      • Aug 12, 2019 Nadia Rogers appointed to Virginia Board of Accountancy

        Nadia A. Rogers, associate professor of practice in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems of the Pamplin College of Business, has been appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to serve on the Virginia Board of Accountancy.

      • Aug 06, 2019 Former VT roommates go to the dogs

        Justin LeGore has always been an entrepreneur at heart. By the time he was a high school student, LeGore was running his own lawn care business in his hometown of Frederick, Maryland. His decision to major in business management fell perfectly in line with his lifelong ambitions – albeit after a false start as an engineering major, where, during one of his first classes, he asked, “when will I be able to start my own business?” and was unsatisfied by the answer.

      • Jul 30, 2019 Marketing grad takes a leap, lands dream gig

        “If I didn’t take that big leap of faith, I don’t think I would be where I am today,” Melinda Tran explained. Where she is today, specifically, is at Facebook. Based in Silicon Valley, she works in content marketing, specializing in media partnerships. “I work closely with external media partners to help them develop audiences on our platforms,” she said.

      • Jul 24, 2019 Pamplin's management undergraduate degree ranked No. 6

        Great Business Schools, an organization dedicated to matching prospective business students to the right business school, has ranked the Department of Management’s undergraduate degree No. 6 in its “25 Best Business Bachelor’s Degrees for 2020.”

      • Jul 19, 2019 MSBA-BA students solve real-world problems for real-world companies

        For those participating in the Masters of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics (MSBA-BA) program, the final hurdle to overcome prior to graduation is the capstone project. A distinctive feature of the MSBA-BA program, the capstone project requires “teams of interdisciplinary students to solve a real-world problem provided by various corporate sponsors,” according to Mike Flint, director of the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA), home to the MSBA-BA program.

      • Jul 16, 2019 Job satisfaction related to life satisfaction, no matter the culture, professor finds

        In 2001, Virginia Tech Real Estate Professor of Marketing Joseph Sirgy released his groundbreaking Quality of Work Life Scale (QWLS), which, using a specially developed mathematical formula, puts a numeric value to how well an employee’s needs are being met by his or her employer. His most recent research – published earlier this year – showed that the QWLS is a valid and reliable metric no matter the cultural background of the person studied. By extension, the study also showed that there is little in the way of cultural difference in the relationship between job satisfaction and life satisfaction; job satisfaction spills over to life satisfaction for employees across a wide range of cultures and countries.

      • Jun 25, 2019 New HTM minor complements all majors, helps build professional skill sets

        Set to launch in Fall 2019, the interdisciplinary minor in Event and Experience Management will “explore the interaction of people, technology, and the environment within the event management context,” according to Candace Fitch, a professor of practice with the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, where the new minor will be housed.

      • Jun 17, 2019 Dwight Shelton honored with 2019 Virginia CFO Award

        Virginia Tech Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Dwight Shelton has been honored with the 2019 Virginia CFO Award (large nonprofit organization category), sponsored by Virginia Business magazine.

      • May 30, 2019 Marketing grad embraces the unconventional

        Shortly after she graduated in 2012 with a degree in marketing, Charlotte Ryland – like most new graduates – received a job offer in her field of study. Unlike most graduates, however, she rejected the offer.

      • May 20, 2019 Pamplin College 2019 Hokie Grads Encouraged to Build Their Personal Brand

        With excitement buzzing throughout Blacksburg, Virginia Tech’s class of 2019 gathered in Lane Stadium on the morning of May 17th to commemorate the end of their undergraduate careers. After a rainy commencement ceremony, the Hokie graduates were sent off to attend the ceremonies of their respective colleges. At 3:30 pm, students and faculty from the Pamplin College of Business gathered in Cassell Coliseum to begin their traditional graduation ceremony.

      • May 14, 2019 Pamplin's Accounting & Information Systems Department and KPMG Join Forces

        “The accounting profession is continually evolving, and it is imperative that the education we provide evolves as well so that our graduates are prepared to successfully enter the accounting profession,” stated Nadia Rogers, associate professor of practice in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS) and director of the Master of Accounting and Information Systems (MACIS) Program. “We recognize that data and analytics is the wave of the future and have taken the necessary steps to modify our curriculum.”

      • May 10, 2019 Commencement 101: Details about this year's ceremonies

        Thousands of people — from excited graduates to proud families – are gearing up for Virginia Tech’s spring commencement ceremonies this week. The events begin Thursday in Blacksburg and continue through Sunday in Fairfax, Virginia.

      • May 09, 2019 Virginia Tech receives national recognition for meeting study abroad goal

        Virginia Tech was among 32 institutions recognized with a Seal of Excellence by the Institute of International Education, given to colleges and universities participating in the Generation Study Abroad initiative that have achieved their commitment goal of increasing the number of students studying abroad.

      • May 06, 2019 Robert Davidson named William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellow

        Robert Davidson, assistant professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

      • May 01, 2019 Students launch apparel company to support charitable causes

        Three years ago, two Virginia Tech students decided to turn a passion for clothing and creativity into an enterprise that could help the community. Their idea became Zappy, a company selling T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more for men and women.

      • Apr 22, 2019 Hundreds gather for Hokies on Wall Street event

        More than 200 Hokies, including alumni, students, faculty, and staff, showed up for an evening of finance discussions and social networking at the recent Hokies on Wall Street reception organized by the Pamplin College of Business.

      • Apr 18, 2019 John Brozovsky honored with emeritus status

        John Brozovsky, retired associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

      • Apr 15, 2019 A group of over 30 students toured the Backcountry.com Distribution Center

        A group of over 30 students toured the Backcountry.com Distribution Center in Christiansburg on Friday, April 12. The tour, which lasted around an hour, was organized by the Virginia Tech Student Chapter of American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), a group comprised of students from both the College of Engineering as well as the Pamplin College of Business. The majority of those on the tour are enrolled in BIT 4464: Advanced Supply Chain Management, a course taught by Barbara Fraticelli.

      • Apr 10, 2019 Kent Nakamoto honored with emeritus status

        Kent Nakamoto, retired professor of marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

      • Apr 10, 2019 Finance alumni seek to boost interest in banking studies and careers

        When Virginia Tech 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.

      • Apr 03, 2019 Kevin Boyle named Willis Blackwood Real Estate Director

        Kevin Boyle, director of Virginia Tech’s Program in Real Estatein the Pamplin College of Businessand professor of agricultural and applied economicsin the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named the Willis Blackwood Real Estate Director by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

      • Apr 01, 2019 Women in Business: Charlotte

        Jeff Hartman (MGT ’79), executive vice president and senior managing director of Wells Fargo Private Bank, welcomed participants to the Women in Business event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 28.

      • Mar 28, 2019 Women in Business: NCR

        About 75 students, alumni, faculty, and staff enjoyed an evening of networking and table discussions on professional development at a recent gathering of Women in Business - National Capital Region, organized by the Pamplin College of Business.

      • Mar 21, 2019 Pamplin donors were “In” for Giving Day 2019

        Hundreds of donors supported the Pamplin College of Business during the second annual Virginia Tech Giving Day. During the one-day fundraising event, which began at noon on Tuesday, March 19, and continued until noon on Wednesday, March 20, Pamplin alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends showed their support through donations – online and through various other avenues – as well as tireless promotion of the college throughout the event.

      • Mar 20, 2019 Lockheed Martin executive to discuss ethics and assurance

        Lockheed Martin executive Leo S. Mackay Jr. will discuss ethics as a business imperative on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Burruss Auditorium as the featured speaker of the Del Alamo/Hogan Symposium on Business Ethics, hosted by the Pamplin College of Business.

      • Mar 18, 2019 Scholarship supports Danielle Jeffers’ passion for helping others afford college

        Danielle Jeffers was packing for a study abroad trip to the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Switzerland when she received a letter from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Only moments before, the multimedia journalism major had been worrying about the logistical challenges of studying overseas.

      • Mar 14, 2019 Pamplin students hosted at national conference

        Two Pamplin College of Business students were recently afforded the opportunity to attend the 2019 TD Ameritrade National LINC conference. Genna Coan, a finance and accounting dual-major from Chantilly, Va., and Kelly Lynch, a finance major from Smithtown, New York, were two of 63 National LINC Scholars selected to attend the conference as part of the RIA (registered investment advisors) NextGen program.

      • Mar 14, 2019 Virginia Tech MBA Program Named One of Top 15 in Country

        Virginia Tech’s Evening MBA program moved up three places to No. 14 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings of the best part-time MBA programs. The Northern Virginia-based program also retained its place as the top-ranked program in Virginia and now ranks as the top public university part-time MBA in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

      • Mar 08, 2019 Third-year medical student earns MBA from Pamplin College of Business through new program

        Last year Mercedes Robinson, a third-year student at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, set her white coat aside and picked up a briefcase in order to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) through Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. She was the first of her classmates to take advantage of this relatively new program, developed by both schools, to give future physicians a set of skills that will allow them to navigate many challenges in health care management.

      • Mar 07, 2019 Vatican’s communications expert to speak

        Seàn-Patrick Lovett has shared his media and communications expertise with college students and professionals around the world. On March 20-21, he will be in Blacksburg to give a public lecture and participate in small-group discussions.

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      • Mar 05, 2019 Student award winners announced

        The Pamplin College of Business has announced the recipients of the 2019 undergraduate student awards. The winners are chosen by members of the Undergraduate Awards Committee, which consists of one representative from each of Pamplin’s seven departments. This year’s honorees are seniors Caroline Rector, Jack Holland, and Julisa Perdomo Santos.

      • Mar 04, 2019 Werth Testing Center helps students fully achieve access and success

        When the Werth Testing Center was dedicated in late January, a large contingent of students, faculty, staff, family, alumni, friends, and administration was present to show their appreciation to Robbie and Marianne Werth and their family, whose gift made the expanded center in Lavery Hall possible.

      • Feb 28, 2019 First-year business course raises over $17,000 for CVC

        Experiential learning is a core component of the Department of Management curriculum. One course, MGT 1104, Foundations of Business, offers students a unique experiential learning opportunity – a project which allows them to start their own business while also enabling them to give back to the community. Over 800 students across 15 different sections from the Fall 2018 course gave back in a major way, raising over $17,000 for the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), a record amount for the course project and nearly half of the $40,000 total raised by the Pamplin College of Business.

      • Feb 21, 2019 Greg Fansler completes term as president of Council of Alumni Marketing and Membership Professionals

        Greg Fansler, director of reunion programs for alumni relations, recently finished his third term as president of the Council of Alumni Marketing and Membership Professionals (CAMMP), an international organization that provides professional development and shared business practices for more than 450 alumni relations professionals representing 200 different institutions of higher education in areas of marketing and communication for alumni associations at colleges and universities.

      • Feb 19, 2019 Business Horizons Sets Record

        Spring Business Horizons set another record as just under 1700 students attended the fair in its temporary home – The Inn at Virginia Tech.

      • Feb 01, 2019 Pamplin’s Award-Winning Alumni - 2018

        Scenes from Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business' Advisory Council meeting in Richmond, Va. on Thursday, December 6, 2018. (David Hungate/ Dominion Images Photography)

      • Jan 28, 2019 Alumnus parlays pickleball into online retail business

        Coming out of high school in Virginia Beach, Ethan McAfee looked at Virginia Tech as ahead of the game in technology. The Blacksburg Electronic Village gave students a leg-up on the rapidly growing internet, and he saw the university’s SEED team — a student-run investment portfolio in the Pamplin College of Business — as a unique opportunity.

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      • Jan 03, 2019 More than 2,700 students enrolled in largest winter session to date

        The 2019 winter session residential classes open this week with more than 2,700 students enrolled in 167 courses. This represents the largest number of enrollments since winter session first launched in 2014, with an increase of more than 500 from last year’s winter session.

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      • Dec 20, 2018 2018 End of Year Message from the Dean

        2018 is now coming to a close, and with that there are many achievements to be grateful for and many successes to look forward to in the new year. First, I would like to reaffirm President’s Sands notion that Virginia Tech is in fact an institution on the move – and I am proud of the role Pamplin has played in that progress.

      • Dec 11, 2018 Class of 2018: Accounting student makes the most of opportunities for leadership and service

        “Knowledge and skills are essential, but it is equally imperative to develop yourself as a leader, teammate, and friend. This is the most important lesson I learned as a student in the Pamplin College of Business,” said Helena Snow, of Chester, Virginia, who will graduate from Virginia Tech on Dec. 14 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and information systems.

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      • Nov 26, 2018 Student consultants develop key skills while helping businesses

        What began about 10 years ago as a student club with a few members has transformed into the Consulting Group at Virginia Tech, giving students opportunities to develop or hone important professional skills while in college and providing businesses and organizations around Virginia with pro bono consulting services.

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      • Nov 05, 2018 Pamplin raises expectations, makes big strides

        The Pamplin College of Business has set its sights higher and made significant strides toward its goals of improving its student experience, faculty research productivity, and community engagement, Dean Robert Sumichrast told the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors in a presentation during its Nov. 5 meeting.

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      • Nov 03, 2018 Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Zachary Bird named Boston College game Hokie Hero

        U.S. Army 1st Lt. Zachary Bird, a 2015 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in business with a concentration in human resource management from the Pamplin College of Business and a minor in leadership studies from the corps’ Rice Center for Leader Development, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Boston College.

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      • Sep 14, 2018 Virginia Tech faculty, administrators selected for ACC Academic Leaders Network

        The Virginia Tech representatives are Jeff Earley, associate vice provost for finance; Ron Fricker, professor and department head of statistics; Kay Hunnings, associate dean for administration in the Pamplin College of Business; Patty Raun, director of the Center for Communicating Science; and Susan Sumner, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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      • Sep 10, 2018 Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Jim Brooks named William & Mary game Hokie Hero

        U.S. Air Force Capt. Jim Brooks, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in accounting and information statistics from the Pamplin College of Business and a minor in leadership studies from the corps’ Rice Center for Leader Development in 2011, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against William & Mary.

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      • Sep 04, 2018 The Hot College Gig: Online Brand Promoter

        Alana Clark, a 21-year-old senior at Virginia Tech, is one of more than 200 college students across the country using their Instagram accounts to promote Victoria’s Secret Pink sportswear and undergarments. She also hands out free underwear on the quad.

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      • Aug 28, 2018 Lockheed Martin on campus Sept. 4 and 5, job offers and virtual reality demos

        Lockheed Martin, developing critical technologies to solve global security issues, will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech on Sept. 4 and 5, 2018 to recruit a variety of engineering and buisness majors, including computer science, aerospace engineering, computer programming, software development, finance, and accounting.

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      • Aug 22, 2018 Prism Wins Inaugural Gold Telly

        PRISM has been selected as the winner in the 39th annual Telly Awards for two of their video projects within the Pamplin College of Business. The student-run ad agency was awarded a Bronze Telly Award for the 2017 Pamplin graduation video and a Gold Telly Award for the 2017 PRISM Reel.

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      • Jul 26, 2018 13 universities, 10 days, 1 Global Challenge

        Students and faculty from 12 countries will gather at Virginia Tech to compete, collaborate, and network at the annual Global Entrepreneur Challenge, hosted by the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, on August 16-25. The challenge allows student teams to pitch their business ideas to compete for a $30,000 grand prize. “It’s a great opportunity for them to demonstrate their energy and ingenuity through business ideas that can contribute to the global economy,” said Derick Maggard, executive director of the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs.

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      • Jul 25, 2018 Roger Edelen joins finance faculty

        Roger Edelen has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

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      • Jul 24, 2018 Marriott Foundation grants $2.1 million to Virginia Tech Global Business and Analytics project

        Fundraising for the construction of Virginia Tech’s proposed Global Business and Analytics Complex has taken another big step forward, with a $2.1 million grant from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. The four-building complex is expected to include two academic buildings and two residential buildings for living-learning communities — and to serve as the new home for the Pamplin College of Business.

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      • Jul 19, 2018 Hyderabad meets Hokies as young entrepreneurs square off in global competition

        Young entrepreneurs from around the world gathered to compete and display their product concepts and business ideas to judges, investors, mentors, and other entrepreneurs during the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Summit at the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington. TiE Global is a nonprofit devoted to assisting entrepreneurs through education, mentorship, networking, funding, and incubation. TiE Young Entrepreneurs is a “program designed for high school students to learn how to build a business from the ground up,” said program director Robin Dvorak, of TiE DC.

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      • Jul 16, 2018 Alumnus shares expertise and creativity with Virginia Tech students

        Seventeen years after graduating from Virginia Tech, Matt Arden accepted an invitation to serve on the Marketing Industry Mentoring Board of the Pamplin College of Business. For the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences graduate, joining the board in 2016 represented an opportunity to share his professional expertise across a broader swath of the university’s student body — and he didn’t stop there.

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      • Jul 11, 2018 Engineering students take lifesaving concept to market with help from university environment and donors

        A little seed money and a lot of advice goes a long way for a budding entrepreneur. Take it from the two Hokie engineering student founders of Park & Diamond, a young startup that makes collapsible, sleek bike helmets. After winning seven pitch competitions last year, many held by the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, the company took off in a major way, earning top media coverage in outlets like The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

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      • Jul 02, 2018 Does winning the FIFA World Cup boost the national economy?

        Soccer fans aren’t the only ones with their eyes on the ball during these weeks of World Cup matches in Russia. Tourism and economic development officials are hoping that victory on the field will be good for business — the way it was for Spain, after it won the 2010 tournament.

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      • Jul 02, 2018 Photos and video: Virginia Tech hosts pre-college program for JROTC students

        JROTC STEM Leadership Academy is a weeklong residential camp for high school students who have previously participated in the Army 4th Brigade JROTC program in their high school. Participants take part in hands-on activities, lab tours, and complete a design project, culminating in a showcase on the last day.

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      • Jun 25, 2018 Professor Cliff Ragsdale receives Graduate School's outstanding mentor award

        Cliff Ragsdale, the Bank of America professor of business information technology, has received the Graduate School’s 2018 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award for the Pamplin College of Business. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the annual award recognizes excellence in mentoring graduate students. Students nominate recipients, and one professor from each college receives an award.

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      • Jun 13, 2018 Virginia Tech students travel to Israel for Capstone Project

        As the fourth industrial revolution is upon us, Virginia Tech students undertook a capstone project that challenged them to leverage a number of technologies to accelerate progress in many different IT domains. Included were Cloud, Al, ML, robotics and loT. The graduate students worked with Amdocs to create a value-based model for automation in IT to reduce the "run-the-business" operations and increase Amdocs growth. Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to the world's most successful communications and media companies. The team trip was guided by Linda Oldham, Executive Director, Center Business Intelligence & Analytics in the Pamplin College of Business. Several Amdocs executives sponsored the project and spent 2 days supervising its further development. They included Tomer Simon, IT Futurist, Director of Innovation & Academic Collaboration, Rupesh Guikwad, Global Technology Manager, Hanoch Sapoznikov, Lead of worldwide Academic Relations, and Alex Polyak, Global Technology Manager.

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      • Jun 07, 2018 Apex Center for Entrepreneurs announces preliminary winner of Global Challenge

        The preliminary round of the 2018 Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Challenge has been won by Team ­­­­­­­FeetBack, from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. As part of its prize, the team will receive up to $5,000 in travel expenses to Washington, D.C., and Blacksburg, Virginia, to participate in the Global Entrepreneur Challenge on Aug. 16-25.

      • May 15, 2018 Open textbook “Fundamentals of Business” surpasses 100,000 downloads

        The high cost of college textbooks and other learning materials is a challenge that many students have difficulty overcoming, causing them to either take out unnecessary loans or refuse to purchase required course materials. Stephen Skripak, Pamplin College of Business professor of practice, and Anita Walz, the University Libraries open education, copyright, and scholarly communication librarian, teamed up to help students overcome that challenge.

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      • May 14, 2018 VT Pamplin College of Business Propels 2018 Leaders

        On the afternoon of Friday May 11th, Blacksburg welcomed families with a beautiful sunny afternoon, and Dean Robert Sumichrast greeted nearly 1,100 students who completed Pamplin degrees to their final festivity as undergraduate students. Ceremonies to celebrate those who received their MBA, specialized masters and Ph.D. degrees were held on Thursday, and ceremonies for those who earned degrees in the NCR were held on Sunday.

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      • May 11, 2018 Commencement Spring 2018

        Today marks the 146th year of VT’s commencement exercises and the completion of Dean Sumichrast's 5th year as Pamplin’s dean.

      • May 07, 2018 Doughtie to receive award for distinguished achievement

        Lynne Doughtie is a Hokie who is breaking barriers in the business world. Her extraordinary accomplishments throughout her career have landed her a top honor at Virginia Tech — the University Distinguished Achievement Award. She will receive the award during the University Commencement Ceremony on May 11.

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      • May 03, 2018 Women in Business: McLean, VA

        Students, faculty and alumni came together at the Capital One Tower in McLean, VA on Apr. 24 for Pamplin College of Business’ National Capital Region Annual Women in Business Event. This event featured a networking reception followed by a panel comprised of four successful Pamplin alumnae.

      • Apr 30, 2018 Michael Wolfe named Curling Faculty Fellow of Accounting and Information Systems

        The Curling Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established in 2008 through a gift from Doug C. Curling, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Virginia Tech. The fellowship is intended to help the college recruit and retain outstanding scholars in accounting and to honor Curling’s father, Calvin T. Curling, and uncle, James C. Curling, who also attended Virginia Tech.

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      • Apr 13, 2018 Alumni return for career panel

        On April 12, five Virginia Tech alumni participated in a career panel sponsored by the Marketing Industry Mentoring Board. PRISM, the American Marketing Association at Virginia Tech, and Pi Sigma Epsilon partnered with the board to host the event.

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      • Apr 06, 2018 VT Team advances to ACC Inventure Challenge Finals

        Hokie-led startup, Thermasense, beat out 9 other ACC schools today in Atlanta to represent Virginia Tech in tomorrow’s ACC Inventure Challenge Finals. Join me in congratulating Ali (Engineering), Jordan (Business), and Mohsen (Engineering) for their hard work and preparation building a great product and fantastic company.

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      • Apr 02, 2018 PRISM Begins Long-term Strategic Partnership with NYC Ad Agency

        On March 16, Area 23, a FCB Health Network Company, visited Blacksburg to mark the beginning of its strategic partnership with Pamplin College of Business’s PRISM. This partnership is the start of a mutually beneficial relationship that allows for student mentoring and potential future employment and learning opportunities with Area 23 for internships and full-time positions.

      • Mar 29, 2018 Tech ideas are big winners at Entrepreneur Challenge

        A lively audience of more than 500 students, alumni, and corporate representatives cheered on 12 finalist teams as they pitched their business ideas for a shot at $60,000 in prizes during the recent Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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      • Mar 28, 2018 2018 Ring Collection named for Tom Tillar

        On the evening of March 23, the Class of 2019 gathered in the Squires Commonwealth Ballroom to celebrate the 84th Ring Dance, a beloved Virginia Tech tradition. This year’s Ring Collection was named after Tom Tillar, the Special Assistant to the Dean in the Pamplin College of Business.

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      • Mar 26, 2018 Pamplin Professors Pursue Comprehensive Research

        The Pamplin College of Business is in the midst of a transformation. Going beyond education, Pamplin is paving the way to a research-based experience. Classes are only one side of the experience. In addition to teaching rigorous courses, Pamplin professors pursue comprehensive research-based answers to the most important questions in the business world.

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      • Mar 20, 2018 Edwards - 27th Annual Del Alamo/Hogan Business Ethics Symposium

        The Pamplin College of Business 27th Annual Del Alamo/Hogan Business Ethics Symposium took place on March 20th at the Graduate Life Center. This year’s symposium featured Virginia Tech’s own Marc Edwards. Dr. Edwards is the first keynote speaker from Virginia Tech in the symposium’s history.

      • Mar 12, 2018 Marc Edwards to discuss importance of truth-seeking for scientists and engineers

        Virginia Tech engineering professor Marc Edwards will discuss how he and his collaborators helped resolve water quality crises in Washington, D.C., and Flint, Michigan, as the featured speaker at the Del Alamo/Hogan Symposium on Business Ethics, hosted by the Pamplin College of Business on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Graduate Life Center Auditorium.

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      • Mar 08, 2018 International Women’s Day

        The month of March is Women’s Month, celebrating successful women around the globe and the progress women have made towards equality. Officially kicked off on March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed around the globe to recognize women’s accomplishments and encourage strong females to continue their hard work.

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      • Jan 29, 2018 19th Annual Student Leadership Conference

        On January 27, students, faculty, and recruiters gathered for the 19th Annual Pamplin College of Business Student Leadership Conference. The Pamplin Leadership Development Team, comprised of Pamplin students and led by faculty advisor Dr. Kimberly Carlson, hosts this conference yearly. By offering opportunities for both personal and professional growth, the Leadership Development Team aims to elevate Pamplin as a whole to heights that it has never reached, leaving a lasting legacy at Virginia Tech.

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      • Jan 29, 2018 Spring Business Horizons Sets Record Numbers

        This past Wednesday, January 24th, thousands of students and company recruiters filed through the doors of Cassell Coliseum for Pamplin’s “Superbowl of College Recruiting”. Better known as Business Horizons, this premier event provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to network with some of the nation’s top companies and recruiters.

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      • Jan 04, 2018 Commencement Fall 2017

        On the morning of December 21, 2017, 200 Pamplin students crossed the stage in Cassell Coliseum to receive their undergraduate degrees. 64 students graduated with distinction, with nine earning Summa Cum Laude. Courtney Stull, a first generation college student who graduated Cum Laude, was thankful for a December commencement ceremony so her family could attend

      • Dec 19, 2017 Families Who Argue During the Holidays May Be Less Biased

        Don’t get stressed out if your family has arguments at the holiday dinner table. “Families that cultivate a culture in which disagreements are voiced may help raise individuals who are less prone to rely on their personal biases when they make decisions,” said Virginia Tech’s Anne-Sophie Chaxel, an assistant professor at the Pamplin College of Business.

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      • Nov 15, 2017 Women In Business: Richmond 2017

        Pamplin alumnae gathered at the Richmond Omni on November 9th for Pamplin’s Annual Women in Business (WIB) event. Students from Collegiate Women in Business, Finance for Females and PRISM also attended. The theme was “Navigate and Negotiate” and featured networking and a panel of successful alumni, including Kim Adams, Tessa Anderson, and Starlette Johnson, and a male, John Ashbury, who is the President and CEO of Union Bankshares, the event sponsor.

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      • Nov 08, 2017 John M. Pinkerton honored with emeritus status

        John M. Pinkerton, the SunTrust Professor of Finance in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of SunTrust Professor Emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Nov 07, 2017 Barracuda Bowl Season 3

        Coca-Cola and the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business’s Marketing Department teamed up again to make Season 3 of Barracuda Bowl one of the most exciting years yet. This year’s prompt was, “How can Coca-Cola leverage the power of gaming to reach teens and recruit the next generation of brand loyalists?” Out of dozens of applications, seven student teams were chosen to pitch their ideas to members of the Marketing Advisory Board as well as members of Coca-Cola’s corporate team.

      • Oct 19, 2017 PRISM Takes on NTC

        PRISMites headed up to New York City on October 11th to start their 7th annual trip. They traveled eight hours in vans eager to visit high-profile advertising agencies. Each year the trip gives members the opportunity to explore career paths in agencies while leveraging new skills and feedback received from alumni and professionals. During the trip, PRISM visited six agencies, Candyspace/Kinetic, FCB, ScreenVision, Etsy, Droga5, and McGarryBowen.

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      • Oct 19, 2017 Tara Petrucci, Pamplin’s 3rd Rising Star

        Pamplin’s Rising Star Award was created to recognize a young woman who exemplifies what it means to be a leader, as a student, an alumna, and in her career. Pamplin’s Rising Star Award 2017 was presented to Tara Petrucci on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the eighth annual Women in Business event at Morgan Stanley. This award recognizes a young woman who exemplifies what it means to be a leader, as a student, an alumna, and in her career.

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      • Oct 19, 2017 Women in Business: Navigating and Negotiating

        How do you navigate and negotiate as a woman in the field of business? This was the topic of discussion for Pamplin’s 8th Annual Women in Business (WIB) event. NYC-based alumnae and students from Collegiate Women in Business and PRISM gathered at Morgan Stanley on October 12 to network and hear from a panel of leaders. Three strong women sat on the panel—Tracy Castle-Newman, Charlotte Ryland, and Julie Talbot—all Pamplin alumnae. Mandell Crawley was the fourth member of the panel, adding a different perspective to the conversation since he was the only male.

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      • Oct 16, 2017 Business Economics (ECON) degree to be discontinued

        Pamplin is in the process of discontinuing the B.S. in Business, Economics (ECON) degree within the College of Business. The last opportunity students will have to change into ECON or add ECON as a second major will be during the December/January change major period. As an unrestricted major, students will have 6 weeks to apply for ECON (December 19, 2016- January 27, 2017).

      • Oct 06, 2017 Pamplin’s Award-Winning Alumni

        As a long-standing tradition, Pamplin has honored its outstanding alumni. The Pamplin Society established four new awards in 2017 to recognize additional alumni—the Pamplin Ut Prosim Service Award, Pamplin Rising Young Alum Award, Pamplin Corporate Ambassador Award, and Mentorship Award. The awards were presented at the annual Pamplin Advisory Council dinner in September.

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      • Sep 14, 2017 Business Horizons Fall 2017

        Once again, Business Horizons has proven to be one of the best career fairs for student job seekers and recruiters alike. On Thursday, Sept. 7, thousands of students had the opportunity to connect with more than 150 of the top recruiting organizations. This year, Business Horizons broke many records. “This was the most attended fair by both employers and students – ever. Our students continue to be in high demand, and employer feedback was complimentary. We would like to thank everyone for participating, especially the student leadership team.” – Stuart Mease, Executive Director for Student Advancement and Career Services in Pamplin

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      • Sep 14, 2017 Pamplin Kick-Off Picnic 2017

        Free to all Pamplin faculty, staff, and students, the picnic was held from 4-6 pm on Alumni Association Lawn at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Picnic-goers enjoyed hotdogs, hamburgers, side dishes, desserts and drinks. The band Empty Bottles played to an appreciative crowd. Students hung out and high-fived the Hokie Bird, learned more about exciting opportunities to get involved with some of Pamplin’s many student organizations, and mingled with Pamplin faculty and staff, Emeritus faculty, and VT senior leadership.

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      • Aug 29, 2017 Pamplin welcomes new faculty members

        THIS FALL, eight new tenure-track faculty members will join Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. Their addition to our faculty reflects our commitment to hiring such faculty to further strengthen our teaching, research, and business outreach, particularly in business analytics, innovation through entrepreneurs

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      • Aug 22, 2017 Apex CIE Helps Launch 84 Companies in 2016-2017 School Year

        During the 2016-2017 school year, Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Apex CIE) helped launch an outstanding number of student-founded companies; 84 to be exact. According to its website, Apex CIE’s mission is to “inspire and empower students to turn their passion, purpose, and ideas into action.” Over the course of this year, companies like Park & Diamond, SmartGoggleIQ, Bar None Insulated Apparel, and Tech Wound Solutions have made a name for themselves, thanks to the support they received from Apex CIE.

      • Aug 15, 2017 Interdisciplinary real estate program moves to Pamplin College

        To support its continued growth, the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate has become an academic unit in the Pamplin College of Business in collaboration with the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. The program will be housed in the Intelligent Infrastructure and Construction Complex, and students will earn a bachelor of science in real estate or a real-estate minor through the Pamplin College.

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      • Aug 02, 2017 Nancy Gard McGehee honored as Outstanding Woman in Travel Research

        Nancy Gard McGehee, head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Managementin the Pamplin College of Business, has been recognized as one of the “Top Women in Travel” by Women in Travel and Tourism International (WITTI). McGehee was honored as an “Outstanding Woman in Travel Research,” one of only three award recipients in that category.

      • Jul 19, 2017 Roberta S. Russell appointed head of business information technology

        Roberta S. (Robin) Russell has been appointed head of the Department of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business. Russell joined Virginia Tech as an assistant professor in 1983. She was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and to professor in 1993.

      • Jul 17, 2017 Chuck Taylor steps down after 34 years as department head

        Bernard W. (Chuck) Taylor has stepped down as head of the Department of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business, a department he had led since 1983. Taylor will return to the faculty in the fall to teach courses in management science. “After 34 years, I probably should have run myself out a lot sooner,” Taylor said jovially. Over the course of his career as department head, Taylor has overseen many changes, most notably, developing what was then a nondegree program into a successful major.

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      • Jul 12, 2017 Forever Investors

        Finance professor Sattar Mansi co-authored a study that examined the effect on corporate decision making of investors who intend to hold on to their investments for more than a year and trade infrequently – known as long-term investment horizons.

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      • Jun 27, 2017 Safeguarding health data

        Data analytics, increasingly used in health care, can promote cures and deliver efficiencies, but massive data collection about individual health and social status may lead to loss of privacy, unequal treatment, and the perpetuation of health inequality, says Virginia Tech business law professor Janine Hiller.

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      • Jun 13, 2017 HTM’s Eojina Kim receives Best Paper Award

        Congratulations to Eojina Kim for her Best Paper Award at the Asia Pacific CHRIE Conference in Indonesia for “Understanding Customer Perception of Restaurant Innovativeness and Customer Value Co-creation Behavior.” In all, 340 papers were submitted to the conference and approximately 220 authors were invited to do presentations. Kim is an Assistant Professor in Pamplin’s Hospitality and Tourism Management department.

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      • Jun 08, 2017 Management Professor Steve Markham Named Outstanding Alumnus by Claremont McKenna College

        The faculty at Claremont McKenna College, in conjunction with the Kravis Leadership Institute, voted Pamplin Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Steve Markham, as their outstanding alumnus for the year. Claremont McKenna College is a very selective and highly rated liberal arts college in California, and this prestigious award honors one of Pamplin’s longest tenured management professors

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      • May 15, 2017 HTM’s Zheng Xiang receives Paper of the Year 2016 award

        Zheng “Phil” Xiang, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, received one of the two Papers of the Year 2016 awards from Electronic Markets, a leading international academic journal that offers a forum for research on networked business. Xiang’s co-authored paper, “Smart tourism: foundations and developments,” was published in the 25 (3), 2015 issue.

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      • May 11, 2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker Brian Slingerland

        Cancer drug company founder and CEO Brian Slingerland will give the keynote address at the Pamplin College of Business commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum. Slingerland, an alumnus who received a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2000, co-founded Stemcentrx, a biotechnology company in San Francisco that is doing research to develop new types of cancer treatments. Stemcentrx, which has five cancer drugs in human clinical trials, is being acquired by drugmaker AbbVie Inc. in a $10.2 billion deal that is one of the 10 biggest biotechnology deals in history.

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      • May 09, 2017 Pamplin graduate awarded prestigious NCAA scholarship

        A May 2016 Pamplin College of Business Graduate, Calyn Witz, was recently awarded the prestigious NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarship to help with the costs associated with pursuing graduate studies. Her undergraduate experience of serving as a student manager for the women’s lacrosse team, her extensive experience in other parts of the VT Athletic Department, and her work with the Management Department’s Undergraduate Programs Committee were important factors in her selection for the NCAA Women’s Enhancement Scholarship. Ms. Witz is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.

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      • May 02, 2017 Spring 2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker Wayne Robinson

        President and CEO of Career Path Management & Associates, LLC, in Greensboro, North Carolina,Wayne Robinson (Finance ’80) will give the keynote address at the Pamplin College of Business commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.

      • Apr 25, 2017 In Memoriam: Vic Bonomo, associate professor of finance

        Vittorio (“Vic”) Bonomo, associate professor of finance, 80, died on April 20 in Blacksburg. Bonomo, a native of New Brighton, Pennsylvania, joined Virginia Tech in 1968, where he taught for 48 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Duquesne University in 1962 and his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University in 1969.

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      • Apr 25, 2017 Spring 2017, Students of Distinction Reception

        On April 12, students, faculty, parents, and staff gathered together in the Owens Ballroom to honor the achievements of students in the Pamplin College of Business. The Students of Distinction Reception awards those graduating in the spring who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance and leadership.

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      • Apr 13, 2017 VTAMA Wins Fourth Place In Conference Competition

        Recently, the Virginia Tech American Marketing Association proudly represented the Pamplin College of Business at the International Collegiate AMA Conference in New Orleans. The conference is a sales and marketing summit where more than 200 colleges around the world compete in events and case competitions. Industry leaders give presentations and there are career networking opportunities. With support from Pamplin’s marketing department, the Virginia Tech chapter of the AMA (VTAMA) was able to send eight student representatives.

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      • Apr 10, 2017 Alumni Spotlight: Theda Blackwood

        After making her mark at Virginia Tech, earning a degree in Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management, Theda Blackwood used her enthusiastic spirit and unwavering determination to establish a legacy post-grad. This Q&A explores her entrepreneurial endeavors, her experience on stage as Annie, and her future plans to continue dreaming big and giving back to the Virginia Tech community.

      • Apr 07, 2017 Congratulations to Pamplin’s award-winning students

        Pamplin congratulates the graduating seniors who won the highly competitive Pamplin undergraduate awards for 2016-2017. Three accomplished seniors who showcased their leadership skills, dedicated time to service, and achieved high grade point averages, during their time in the Pamplin College of Business are recipients of the Pamplin Undergraduate Awards this year.

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      • Apr 05, 2017 Women in Business: How do you get “a seat at the table”?

        How do you get “a seat at the table”? This was the question posed by keynote speaker, Cydni Tetros at the Northern Virginia Women in Business (WIB) reception held on Thursday, March 30th. Over 100 women – including alumni, featured guests, and roughly 20 students – gathered in Reston, Virginia to network and connect with fellow Hokies. Derick Maggard, executive director of Pamplin’s Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship connected WIB to Tetros, and sponsored her presentation.

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      • Apr 04, 2017 Shin Fujiyama

        Shin Fujiyama, founder of Students Helping Honduras, spoke in Squires’ Haymarket Theatre on social entrepreneurism on Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm. Fujiyama talks about founding Students Helping Honduras while in college. He has also started a bilingual school and children’s homes in Honduras. His social entrepreneurship efforts are having a profound impact on the lives of students in both the U.S. and Honduras.

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      • Mar 01, 2017 Pamplin professors Zheng Xiang and Patrick Fan win Best Conference Research Paper award

        Two Pamplin professors, Zheng Xiang, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), and Weiguo “Patrick” Fan, Ph.D., an R.B. Pamplin Professor of Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS), received the “Best Conference Research Paper” award recently at the ENTER 2017 eTourism Conference held in Rome, Italy. The paper, “Assessing Reliability of Social Media Data: Lessons from Mining TripAdvisor Hotel Reviews” is authored by Zheng Xiang (HTM), Qianzhou Du (doctoral student in business information technology,) Yufeng Ma (doctoral student in Computer Science,) and Patrick Fan (ACIS). In addition to receiving the award, Xiang will assume the editorship at the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism.

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      • Feb 09, 2017 Students Engage and Learn with Peers and Employers at Pamplin Leadership Conference 2017

        Students gathered at the German Club Manor on Saturday, January 28th to attend the 18th Annual Pamplin College of Business Student Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Pamplin Leadership Development Team with 11 corporate sponsors, the conference allowed undergraduate students to attend company-led seminars, participate in breakout sessions, and network with alumni and business representatives.

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      • Feb 06, 2017 Dean Sumichrast unveils plans for $250 million Global Business and Analytics Complex

        The future of the Pamplin College of Business was further unveiled to an eager crowd of students gathered in the Pamplin Atrium this past Wednesday. Dean Robert T. Sumichrast led the presentation with a speech highlighting the opportunities surrounding the Global Business and Analytics Complex that will break ground in 2020. This $250 million project will rely on a percentage of private donations—an exciting opportunity for alumni to contribute to the future of Pamplin.

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      • Feb 03, 2017 The Stress of After-Hours Email

        A study co-authored by William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management, finds employer expectations regarding monitoring e-mail after work hours is the main reason employees are unable to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. In the study, he notes that even when no e-mails are present to respond to, the expectation alone leads to stress and ultimately affects employees’ overall well-being and job performance. While those who actively try to keep an intense work and home life separation are most affected, even those who don’t care are still often negatively affected. The results of the study offer practical insights for employers to keep employees more focused during work hours, and less stressed during non-work hours. Managers need to be aware that extreme expectations ultimately lead to poor employee function. Becker suggests enforcing organizational practices that protect employees and prevent e-mail overload.

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      • Feb 03, 2017 Battling for Balance

        As consumers, we are constantly choosing whether to practice self-control or allow our desires to take over in decision-making. Frank May, assistant professor of marketing, found that memory is not always a reliable source during these decisions, like we may assume. In his recent research, May found that when given an opportunity to indulge, memories of past behavior may become distorted in order to justify a treat.

      • Jan 19, 2017 Devi R. Gnyawali appointed management department head

        Devi R. Gnyawali has been appointed head of the Department of Management in the Pamplin College of Business. Gnyawali, who was appointed the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Management in 2011, joined Virginia Tech as an assistant professor in 1997. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2003 and to professor in 2010. He specializes in teaching and research on strategic management, entrepreneurship, and technology management.

      • Jan 13, 2017 MIT Maintains No. 2 Ranking for 2017

        Virginia Tech’s online master of information technology degree program once again earned a No. 2 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Top Online Education rankings. The program — a partnership between Pamplin and the College of Engineering — has maintained a No. 2 ranking for four years in a row, behind the University of Southern California. The program has been highly ranked every year since U.S. News debuted the Top Online Rankings in 2012.

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      • Dec 22, 2016 Happy Holidays from Dean Sumichrast

        As 2016 draws to a close, I can't help but be extremely proud of all the accomplishments by our students,alumni, faculty, and staff. I am very impressed with not only the caliber of the work, but also the passion, dedication, and spirit of our college. I look forward to seeing this momentum continue in the New Year.

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      • Dec 15, 2016 2016 BIT Showcase

        The 2016 BIT Showcase was recently held in the Pamplin atrium. Each year, this showcase gives junior and senior BIT students the opportunity to present interactive project demonstrations they developed through class. Projects range a wide variety of topics, often relating to business problems that the sponsors of the showcase have. Altria and CarMax sponsored this year’s showcase, while several other companies attended to assess and engage with students. Each class was given one hour to present their projects to sponsors using laptop demonstrations and posters.

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      • Dec 13, 2016 Pamplin Society Cultivates Continued College Growth

        Pamplin pride does not stop after graduation. Graduates of the Pamplin College of Business are characterized by their appreciative generosity and strong connection to their alma mater. This is the fabric of the Pamplin Society, to promote, support, and improve the college that has dutifully served them– the Pamplin College of Business.

      • Dec 12, 2016 CISO Executive Summit in Washington, D.C.

        Pamplin faculty members Janine Hiller and Linda Oldham discussed privacy, security, and data analytics curriculum (or education) at the CISO Executive Summit in Washington, D.C., in November. In her presentation, Hiller, a professor of business law, focused on the “complexity around the regulatory and ethical aspects of privacy and how they intersect with data and cybersecurity that challenge today’s privacy conceptions, including health analytics, mobile devices, and the ubiquitous collection and storage of data.” She led the audience in a discussion framed by the following questions, “What are the evolving security and regulatory concerns around data and predictive analytics? How are privacy and cybersecurity management frameworks converging? What do major court and administrative cases foreshadow?

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      • Dec 08, 2016 Barracuda Bowl Season 2 Sparks Creativity and Innovation from Marketing Students

        The marketing department and Coca-Cola teamed up to host Season 2 of the Barracuda Bowl at Virginia Tech in November. The student competition challenged undergraduate marketing majors to create a social media activation campaign on the Virginia Tech campus to build brand love for Coca-Cola. Students were given a budget by Coca-Cola and a limit of five minutes to present their campaign.

      • Dec 08, 2016 The New Data Scientist

        Careers in big data are booming. No surprise. But what is surprising is the new data scientist. These experts are coming from business as well as the computational sciences. Turns out, big data is a segment that requires all comers.

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      • Nov 11, 2016 Power, passion, and purpose in Atlanta

        The Inaugural Atlanta Pamplin Women in Business event sponsored by Coca-Cola was held Thursday, November 3 at Coca-Cola Headquarters. Over 70 women ranging from students, alumni, faculty, keynote speakers, and Virginia Tech administrators attended the event.

      • Oct 31, 2016 Zeta Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi celebrates 50th anniversary

        Over the weekend of October 28-30, 2016, the Zeta Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), a professional business fraternity within the Pamplin School of Business, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Since Zeta Upsilon’s establishment at Virginia Tech in 1966, over 1000 brothers have lived out DSP’s values of professional development, service, and scholarship. The weekend was marked with a number of events to commemorate the accomplishment for the 1049 initiated brothers. These events offered opportunities for active members and alumni to connect, including a happy hour at Hokie House, a lunch and a semi-formal gala at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

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      • Oct 24, 2016 Business Leadership Center announces 2016-17 cohort for New Pamplin Leadership Academy

        Recently, twenty students began a new leadership development program – Pamplin Leadership Academy. Designed as a bridge between our one-day Pamplin Student Leadership Conference and the 18-credit business leadership minor, the Academy seeks to offer Pamplin undergraduate students opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills through coaching and mentoring relationships with leaders and scholars in our professional communities.

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      • Oct 21, 2016 The Emotional Budget

        A study by a research group that includes Pamplin management associate professor Daniel Beal suggests that curbing your emotions at work leads to less productive and less collaborative work environments. Beal’s research suggests that teaching employees to manage their emotions more effectively can increase the amount of bandwidth that employees have for interacting with others throughout the day.

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      • Oct 06, 2016 Virginia Tech and Schwab Advisor Services dedicate Charles Schwab Financial Planning Suite

        Virginia Tech and Schwab Advisor Services dedicated the Charles Schwab Financial Planning Suite in 302 Hutcheson Hall on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. The suite, which comprises classroom and informal meeting spaces, was created with a $200,000 gift from the Charles Schwab Foundation to enhance the learning experience for students in Virginia Tech’s undergraduate program in financial planning. Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast, and Executive Vice President and Head of Schwab Advisor Services Bernie Clark spoke at the dedication. Attendees included faculty, students, alumni, and donors to the program.

      • Sep 26, 2016 University reveals plans for $225 million Global Business and Analytics Complex

        Virginia Tech officials have revealed plans for a more than $225 million Global Business and Analytics Complex to galvanize people who share a passion for an analytic approach to problems that occur in societies, governments, and businesses throughout the world. Four new buildings are planned on the Blacksburg campus, including two academic buildings and two living-learning residential communities for about 700 students.

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      • Sep 22, 2016 Power, Passion, and Purpose in New York City

        See the Women in Business NYC 2016 event photo gallery Pamplin’s seventh annual Women in Business event was held Tuesday, September 13 in New York City. The event was hosted by Tracy Castle-Newman of Morgan Stanley and was attended by over 60 women, both students and alumni, looking to connect with each other. Highlights of the evening included keynote speaker Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke and the presentation of Pamplin’s Rising Star award. “Power, Passion, and Purpose,” was the theme of the evening.

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      • Sep 19, 2016 Kristy Laughlin, Pamplin’s newest Rising Star

        Pamplin College of Business’ Rising Star award for 2016 was presented to Kristy Laughlin on Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016, at the seventh annual Women in Business event hosted by Tracy Castle-Newman of Morgan Stanley in New York City. View the Women in Business NYC 2016 Event photos.

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      • Aug 27, 2016 2016 Pamplin Picnic Recap

        Pamplin's Kickoff picnic was held on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the Alumni Association Lawn. The picnic was free for all Pamplin faculty, staff, and students. The band Empty Bottle played, students mingled with Pamplin faculty and staff, Emeritus faculty, and VT senior leadership, and learned more about Pamplin’s student organizations.

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      • Aug 26, 2016 Executive MBA students analyze Aerospace Corporation patents

        Students in Virginia Tech’s Executive MBA program in metro Washington, D.C., were given an opportunity this summer to evaluate patents held by The Aerospace Corporation and make recommendations to company executives on the best ways of commercializing them. Ed Swallow, vice president of Vaeros, a division of Aerospace, said he was impressed with the students’ team presentations and came away with action points from each of them.

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      • Aug 24, 2016 Accounting programs ranked in nation’s top 25

        Virginia Tech’s undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting broke into the top 25 for the first time in all three degree categories ranked by the Public Accounting Report. “The Hokies landed at No. 22 in both the undergraduate and master’s rankings (up from No. 29 and No. 30 in 2015, respectively) and debuted at No. 24 in the doctoral rankings,” the report said in its August 2016 newsletter, which discussed the findings of its annual survey of accounting professors.

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      • Aug 22, 2016 Art Keown: A Lifetime Investment in Teaching

        At the core of the Department of Finance in the Pamplin College of Business is one of the College’s long-standing working trains. He seems to be tireless and is most definitely committed, and now he is being recognized for those traits.

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      • Aug 05, 2016 Pamplin student develops search tool for product safety data analysis

        Vaibhav Mummalaneni, of Richmond, Virginia, a rising senior with majors in business information technology and marketing, is spending the summer in a paid internship with the federal government. Mummalaneni is working as a student trainee for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in its Office of Compliance, in metro Washington, D.C.

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      • Jun 10, 2016 MSBA program launches new concentration in business analytics in 2016

        The Pamplin College of Business supported by the college’s Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA) is accepting applications for its new concentration in Business Analytics within Master of Science in Business Administration degree program. The program is designed to give students the necessary business knowledge, technical expertise, and professional skills to be effective business analytics practitioners. The program requires the completion of 30-credit hours. Students who have fulfilled the prerequisite requirements (i.e., individuals with basic skills in statistics, computer programming and database management) can normally complete the degree in 12 months.

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      • Jun 08, 2016 PRISM Wins Award for First & Main Blacksburg Transit Bus Wrap

        Out of more than 1,200 submissions from 33 countries, Blacksburg Transit’s bus wrap, designed for First & Main Shopping Center, by Pamplin Reinventing Social Media (PRISM,) has won a gold award in the 2016 Muse Creative Awards competition. The winning work was created by Molly Marshall of PRISM.

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      • May 12, 2016 2016 Outstanding Senior Kaley Burlingame

        Kaley Burlingame, an accounting and finance double major, was selected as the Pamplin’s 2016 Outstanding Senior, in recognition of her achievements. She maintained a 3.94/4.00 GPA and served as co-CEO of SEED, a student-run equity portfolio of over $5 million. She supervised six area managers and 30 analysts and led the technical analyst training program.

      • 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Chris Shean
      • May 11, 2016 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Chris Shean

        Chris Shean, chief financial officer for Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive, received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Pamplin College of Business at the college’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum.

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      • May 02, 2016 Pamplin’s PRISM awarded Telly for “Welcome to Hokie Nation” online video

        The Pamplin College of Business social media group PRISM (Pamplin Re-Inventing Social Media) is the first Virginia Tech organization to win a Telly Award, the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. PRISM is being honored for their creation of the 2015 “Welcome to Hokie Nation” preview video that was developed to excite high school seniors that had been accepted into Virginia Tech to join the community in Blacksburg.

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      • Apr 28, 2016 Hokies on Wall Street Reception

        Initially an event for alumni working on Wall Street, it has expanded to include alumni from many curriculums at Virginia Tech. Students from several Pamplin College of Business groups were invited to participate in the New York events and they also attended the reception, where they had the opportunity to meet over 380 alumni living and working in the New York area

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      • Apr 27, 2016 NYSE Closing Bell

        Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast, and a group of alumni, including advisory board members of the Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 4 p.m. April 26 in celebration of the university’s initiatives in innovation and entrepreneurship.

      • Apr 15, 2016 Pamplin Advisory Council integral to the college’s success (part 2)

        In this series of videos, you will learn about many of the high profile members of one of Pamplin’s most esteemed alumni board: The Pamplin Advisory Council. The Pamplin Advisory Council (PAC) is the senior-level advisory council that is dedicated to the success of Pamplin students and the college overall.

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      • Mar 29, 2016 Evening MBA program ranked #16 again

        Virginia Tech’s part-time MBA program in the Washington metropolitan area is again ranked No. 16 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2017 survey. The program is based in the Pamplin College of Business and known as the Evening MBA. “We continue to be the top-ranked school in Virginia for part-time MBA programs,” said Pamplin dean Robert Sumichrast.

      • Mar 28, 2016 The Importance of 'Care' in Healthcare

        One of the requirements under the Affordable Care Act is that data must be gathered and analyzed to determine what’s working well and what’s not. According to a study by a Virginia Tech Professor, what matters more to patients than anything else is the quality of the connection patients have with their doctors.

      • Mar 28, 2016 Pamplin Advisory Council integral to the college’s success

        In this series of videos, you will learn about many of the high profile members of one of Pamplin’s most esteemed alumni board: The Pamplin Advisory Council. The Pamplin Advisory Council (PAC) is the senior-level advisory council that is dedicated to the success of Pamplin students and the college overall.

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      • Mar 23, 2016 Hats Off to Celeena Jefferson

        As one of Virginia Tech’s newest graduates—officially as of December 2015—Celeena Jefferson said she could not pass the opportunity to come to campus and partake in the graduate ceremony, with her husband and three children.

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      • Mar 10, 2016 Matt Arden joins Marketing Department’s Marketing Industry Mentoring Board (MIMB)

        Matt Arden, the Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director at Screenvision, has accepted an invitation to join the Pamplin College of Business MIMB. He is a three time Emmy Award winner with experience in the sports and entertainment industry, being previously employed for companies like TNT, Turner Sports, and Maggie Vision Productions. Arden has also acted as the Executive Director for Shoot Film Not Guns, a non-profit founded by him and his wife in Atlanta.

      • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visits students at inVenTs Residential Community and Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
      • Feb 24, 2016 Innovating the Future

        As a collaborative effort between Virginia Tech Housing & Residence Life, Pamplin College of Business, and university faculty members, Innovation was born. In August 2013, those core groups came together with the common goal of creating a unique program to jumpstart innovation and entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech. Hosting a range of students representing all seven colleges within the university, the focus of the program is brought to light and applied within many different disciplines.

      • Jan 12, 2016 MIT Program Ranked #2

        Virginia Tech’s online Master of Information Technology degree program once again earned a No. 2 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Top Online Education rankings. The program – a partnership between the College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business – has maintained a No. 2 ranking for three years in a row, behind the University of Southern California. The program has been highly ranked every year since U.S. News debuted the Top Online Rankings in 2012.