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Cover Stories
Photograph of C.E. Andrews

Think straight, talk straight

C.E. Andrews (ACCT ’74), former Arthur Andersen partner discusses a “painful and difficult” period of crisis management, the mixed legacy of Sarbanes-Oxley, and why ethics education matters today.

Sidebar: “Ethics lessons from the front

Sidebar: “Demise of Arthur Andersen, another partner’s experience

Photograph of Nathan Latka

Pamplin student, serial entrepreneur

Nathan Latka, a junior Finance major at Pamplin, has already founded four social media businesses and is building a parallel career as a motivational speaker. Read more about his ventures.

Web exclusive: Strengthening your moral compass.

Research
  • Rajesh Bagchi

    Loyalty programs: illusions of progress

    Marketing assistant professor Rajesh Bagchi is studying consumer perceptions of rewards and loyalty programs. 1.3 billion loyalty program memberships exist in the U.S. alone.

  • Joseph Sirgy and Richard Wokutch

    Highly ranked for business ethics research

    Management professor Richard Wokutch and marketing professor Joseph Sirgy have been listed among the most productive researchers in business ethics.

  • Chris Zobel

    Improving supply chain management for disaster relief

    Chris Zobel, an associate professor of business information technology, is studying resilience in supply chains for disaster relief and readiness.

  • Yong Chen

    A not-so-risky business

    Yong Chen, an assistant professor of finance, investigates how derivatives are used by hedge funds and focuses on the relationship between derivatives use and hedge funds’ risk-taking behavior.


Alumni
Jessica Forrester

Marketing grad joins small organization with big connections

Forrester has met President Clinton and traveled to New York, Little Rock, and Portland, Ore. Her organization also works closely with the First Lady and such celebrities as basketball star Paul Pierce and TV chef Rachael Ray.

Wayne Robinson

Still building teams: from basketball to employee recruiting & church communities

Former Hokie basketball player Wayne Robinson uses his team-building skills as a recruitment manager and senior pastor of a nondenominational ministry.



Notables

Training health workers on electronic records

Lance Matheson is helping five community colleges incorporate training on electronic medical records in their curricula.

Police officers build leadership skills

Twenty-nine Virginia law enforcement officers have graduated from a Pamplin’s Institute for Leadership in Changing Times, developed in partnership with the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation.

EMBA program adopts iPad

The executive MBA program is now incorporating iPads into the curriculum. “The iPads,” says executive director Charles Jacobina, “are included in the tuition and are the students’ to keep.”

Look who’s talking

Recent speakers at Pamplin included John May, Kimble Reynolds Jr., C.E. Andrews, and Peggy Noonan. The topics discussed included business management, leadership, ethics, and history.

Bridge-to-business graduates 3rd student cohort

The college graduated its third group of participants in its post-doctoral bridge-to-business program, developed to help alleviate the critical national shortage of business-school faculty

MBAs hone skills, help businesses

For more than 10 years, students in Pamplin’s National Capital Region MBA program have spent a semester working with businesses in Alexandria, Va. About 25 businesses have participated in the program.