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March 24: The Pamplin Pulse

Virtual GBAC Town Hall

Hosted by Dean Robert Sumichrast and Lynne Doughtie ’85, former CEO KPMG and Boundless Impact Campaign tri-chair, the virtual town hall featured special guests Willis Blackwood ’72; Mary McVay ’78, MBA ’81; Chris Shean ’87. Students and faculty also joined to discuss the impact of this initiative and participate in a Q&A session.

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    Pamplin sets the pace on Giving Day
    Pamplin sets the pace on Giving Day , article

    Pamplin College of Business alumni and friends showed up en masse on Giving Day, with 1,690 unique donors giving over $1.6 million to the college, both of which were tops among all other Virginia Tech units. Participants made gifts ranging from $5 to tens of thousands of dollars, supporting the college, programs, departments, centers, and special initiatives like GBAC.


Mary McVay announces matching gift challenge for GBAC

Mary McVay, Pamplin Advisory Council emeritus and the first woman to chair the council, announced her plan to match gifts to GBAC up to a total of $1 million.

“We don't have many opportunities to put our stamp on something as important as a university,” McVay said.

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HokieTalks to explore contemporary social justice issues

March 24, 7 p.m. EST
Virginia Tech is delving into this essential topic through a virtual HokieTalks panel discussion on March 24 at 7 p.m. In “Exploring Contemporary Social Justice Issues,” faculty members from three colleges will discuss how their research and advocacy intersect with social justice issues.

The panelists include Brandy S. Faulkner, the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies and a collegiate assistant professor in political science; Broderick Turner, an assistant professor in marketing; and C. L. Bohannon, an associate professor and associate director of the School of Architecture + Design.



More Pamplin in the News

Select recent appearances of Pamplin College of Business faculty, students, and alumni in the news.

  • Washington Post: Spring surge in air travel offers a boost for beleaguered airlines — and brings fears of infection rise
  • Virginia Tech Daily: Charles Schwab gift will fund endowed scholarships in financial planning to support students from underrepresented communities
  • Virginia Tech Daily: Viswanath Venkatesh named Verizon Professor
  • Champions of Wellness: Dr. William Becker - The causes and impact of work expectations