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May 17: The Pamplin Pulse

Editor's Note: The May 2022 issue of the Pamplin Pulse centers on celebrating outstanding Pamplin Hokies. From our 2022 graduates and commencement speakers, to the 2022 Pamplin Awards alumni recipients, to the undergraduate students who received top honors at real estate and sales competitions, follow along below as we recognize many members of the Pamplin community.

Dean Sumichrast's message to the Class of 2022

Dean Robert Sumichrast has a special message for the members of Pamplin's Class of 2022!


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    2022 Pamplin Awards
    2022 Pamplin Awards , article

    Five Pamplin College of Business alumni were recently honored at the 2022 Pamplin Awards banquet. Deborah Golden (FIN ’94) accepted the Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) Award, while Mary McVay (ACCT ’78, MBA ’81) was honored with the Philanthropy Award. Eddie Hearp (business administration ’66, MBA ’66) received the Mentoring Award, and three alumni, Negar Jamshidimehr (FIN ’11, ACCT ’13), Sophie DeWaal (FIN ’13), and Jwalita Veeramachaneni (BIT ’15), each received the Rising Alumni Award.


Congratulations, Class of 2022!

On May 12, under sunny blue skies, the Pamplin College of Business conferred over 1,000 bachelor's degrees during its two undergraduate commencement ceremonies. Dean Robert Sumichrast presided over the program, marking his final commencement ceremony before his upcoming retirement. Keynote speakers included Haseb Alim, 2022 Outstanding Senior, and Pamplin alumni Starlette Johnson and Chris Shean.


To learn more about the graduates from Pamplin and its affiliated programs, please check out the following Class of 2022 profiles:



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    Virginia Tech students win ‘Rumble in Rocktown’
    Virginia Tech students win ‘Rumble in Rocktown’ , article

    Although the venue was Harrisonburg rather than Zaire, and the sport was a sales competition instead of boxing, when the dust finally settled, a team of Virginia Tech students stood victorious over their fallen opponent much like Ali stood over Foreman in 1974.


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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.