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October 26: The Pamplin Pulse

President predicts success with planned dean transition

See Virginia Tech President Tim Sands as he comments on Dean Sumichrast at the Fall 2021 PAC Meeting.


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    New research reveals that our choices may be making us more individualistic
    New research reveals that our choices may be making us more individualistic , article

    In her recently published research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “The salience of choice fuels independence: Implications for self-perception, cognition, and behavior,” Shilpa Madan illustrates how this salience of choice alone can have a range of powerful psychological effects, including empowerment of the individual.

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    Deloitte presents matching gift to GBAC initiative
    Deloitte presents matching gift to GBAC initiative , article

    Jackie Norell (’98, MBA ’01), managing director and lead university partner for the Deloitte-Virginia Tech relationship, presented Provost Cyril Clarke and Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert T. Sumichrast with a matching gift check of approximately $315,000 toward the $3 million Deloitte Global Business and Analytics Complex (GBAC) initiative on October 8, 2021.


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INSIDE GBAC SPOTLIGHT: Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Watch as Lynne Doughtie, former U.S. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, speaks with three students in the Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management about the impact the Global Business and Analytics Complex will have on the department.


Salute to Veterans Day: The Embodiment of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)
Nov. 11
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Please join us as we honor those Hokies who embody the spirit of Virginia Tech's motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). You may attend the live event at the Pamplin Atrium or watch virtually from the Falls Church Campus or the comfort of your own home. The following individuals are among the anticipated speakers for the event:

• Robert Sumichrast, Dean, Pamplin College of Business
• Dana Hansson, Director, MBA Programs
• Wanda J. Smith, Associate Professor Emerita of Management, Army Veteran
• Chan Kim, Masters of Science in Business Administration – Business Analytics, Army Reserve
• Reed Fundter, Senior, Business Information Technology, Corps of Cadets
• Veterans Day Program Steering Committee
• Janice Branch Hall, Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Pamplin College of Business

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Pamplin in the News & Notes

Select recent appearances of Pamplin College of Business faculty, students, and alumni in the news, as well as recent announcements and college notes.