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.
Article ItemChris Shean defines what it means to be a Hokie , article
Since 2016, when Virginia Tech first revealed plans for the Global Business and Analytics Complex, Shean ’87 has acted as one of the project’s most vocal champions.
Article ItemStudent entrepreneurs have a new place to create, collaborate, and learn , article
Virginia Tech’s Apex Center for Entrepreneurs now is housed in a 6,000-square-foot technology-enabled, posh space above PK’s Bar & Grill in downtown Blacksburg. The Virginia Tech community is invited to a kickoff event there on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
Article ItemNew 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.
Article ItemDeloitte 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)
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
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.