November 22: The Pamplin Pulse
Message of Thanks
Dear Pamplin Hokies,
I want to wish you and your families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
During this season of gratitude, I offer my sincere appreciation for our dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who make Pamplin such an incredible place to work and learn. I continue to be inspired by your enthusiasm, resiliency, and commitment to Ut Prosim.
It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of the semester. You have worked hard and I hope you enjoy the well-deserved break this week.
Thank you for your ongoing contributions to Pamplin and happy Thanksgiving!
Article ItemVirginia Tech earns state approval for new Blackwood Department of Real Estate , article
Building on a foundation of success as one of the nation’s best undergraduate real estate programs, departmental designation will help the Blackwood Department of Real Estate expand enrollment, enhance academic and experiential learning offerings, and recruit top faculty talent to advance research programing.
UPDATE: Pamplin’s Sesquicentennial Spotlight Month
The college will postpone all Pamplin-sponsored in-person December Sesquicentennial spotlight celebrations until spring 2023. Information on rescheduled dates will be shared in early 2023.
We will still proceed with the virtual celebration featuring Interim Dean Russell, faculty, students, and alumni that was originally scheduled for Nov. 30 on a new date, Dec. 13 from 12-1:15 p.m. We hope you will be able to attend. Those who have already registered will receive follow up from the Pamplin Engagement team with next steps.
In the meantime, please follow Pamplin’s social media channels for special content and opportunities to get engaged in Pamplin’s Sesquicentennial spotlight, including sharing photos from your Pamplin experience.
Article ItemMSBA-HTM degree allows alumnus to realize dream goal , article
A brand director for Embassy Suites by Hilton, Parker Henderson has also served as an adjunct professor for the Pamplin College of Business since 2020. It is a position made possible by his degree from Virginia Tech's Master of Science in Business Administration – Concentration in Hospitality & Tourism Management, or MSBA-HTM.
Article ItemOn the move with DEIB , article
The Pamplin College of Business Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) recently took its first-ever “On the Move with DEIB” trip to Charlotte, N.C. The one-day trip connected 24 students to employees of the Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking division and EY Charlotte.
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers among the most cited in the world , article
Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, six Virginia Tech researchers have been named on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list for 2022 for demonstrating significant influence in their fields or across multiple fields through the publication of highly cited papers during the last decade
Article ItemCenter for Business Analytics announces corporate capstone partnership with ValleyStar , article
Pamplin College of Business’s Center for Business Analytics (CBA) has announced a partnership with ValleyStar Credit Union for sponsorship of the program’s capstone project. Under the agreement, Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics (MSBA-BA) students will work with the ValleyStar risk and compliance team to take a critical look at the data used in the credit union's current enterprise risk management framework.
Fall 2022 PAC and PCLE Meetings
Pamplin Advisory Council and Pamplin Community for Leadership and Engagement (PCLE) came together on Nov. 3-4 for their annual fall meetings. Participants networked and heard from college and university leaders on Pamplin’s exciting future, graduate programs in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, Virginia Tech admissions, and much more. The weekend was capped off with the Pamplin Tailgate at Hahn Horticulture Garden.
Inside GBAC Spotlight: PAC tour of the Data and Decision Sciences Building
Pamplin Advisory Council members took a tour of the Data and Decision Sciences Building on Nov. 4.
Giving Tuesday - Nov. 29
Hokie socks and knit caps are student-created and Hokie Nation-selected! Make sure to get yours with a $15 gift to any area at Virginia Tech starting Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. Text HokieStyle to 51555 for early access.
Join this year's Hokie Hike through Nov. 27
Register for the Hokie Hike and then hike anywhere, anytime through Nov 27. Share your journey with us using #HokieHike! We'll celebrate the great outdoors and how far Hokies can go together.
Save the Date - Giving Day 2023
Virginia Tech Giving Day 2023 runs noon, Feb. 15, to noon, Feb. 16.
Interested in getting involved in Giving Day 2023? Please reach out to Pamplin’s Engagement team.
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.
- Ruth Lytton honored with emerita status
- Bosses with this increasingly sought-after trait will generate a different reaction among employees depending on if they’re male or female, study finds
- Unique program helps recruit and retain the best faculty talent
- Virginia Tech sports fans can gobble up peanuts produced by alums
- Second OMBA cohort represents diverse professional backgrounds
- How the VT MBA turns students into strategic leaders