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The Online Business Guidebook

A Guide to e-Business: For Students By Students

A step-by-step guide to online business, written by Pamplin’s business information technology students for entrepreneurship-minded students.

BASIS

Outperforming the Market

Despite economic conditions, the university's student investors in fixed-income securities have produced very favorable returns for the Virginia Tech Foundation.


Research

Alumni

Leading by example: A passion for service beyond health care

John Tolmie (MGT ’80), CEO and president of St. Joseph Medical Center, talks about the healthcare industry and service to others.

From rural Virginia to around the world: Diplomacy as a career

Life in the U.S. Foreign Service and a Pamplin education: we talk with Alexander Lipscomb (MBA ’02), vice consul at the U.S. Embassy in Honduras.



Notables
Earl Cox, Richard R. Whitt, Brian Slingerland, and Vahan Janjigian

Look who's talking

Recent speakers at the College have included Markel Corporation senior vice president and CFO Richard R. Whitt (ACCT ’87), Qatalyst group co-founder Brian Slingerland (FIN ’00), Forbes newsletter editor Vahan Janjigian (MBA ’82, Ph.D./FIN ’85), and Earl Cox (COMM ’78), partner and director of strategic planning at the Martin Agency.

Richard E. Sorenson, Pamplin Dean

Dean discusses recession's impact on business schools

At a recent workshop at the AACSB Deans Conference, Pamplin Dean Richard E. Sorenson discussed how the recession is affecting business schools.

Richard Wokutch, professor of management

Exploring engineering ethics

The NSF is funding a program in the College of Engineering to establish a curriculum of ethics integrated with the 18-year program of business ethics in the Pamplin College. Richard Wokutch, professor of management, codeveloped the proposal with professors from the engineering and philosophy faculty.

MBA students visiting Washington, D.C.

MBA students meet Washington-area execs

The MBA office at Pamplin recently organized an outreach program in which Pamplin MBA students travelled to the Washington, D.C. area to meet with employers.