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Pamplin turns 50

The Pamplin College of Business will celebrate its 50th anniversary all year long with events, displays, and publications.

Dean's message

"Our goal is to ensure that students get the best business education anywhere. We take a broad view of what constitutes education. Pamplin education includes experiences beyond the classroom."

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Shades of privacy

We love the ease of the Internet and mobile devices, but convenience comes at a cost.

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Heading to the cloud

From Compaq "luggables" to Apple watches, much in the field of business information technology has gone from the research lab to mainstream marketplace.

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Borrowing and lending

Fifty years of global economic changes and federal regulations influence how we bank today.

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Paper and pixels

Electronic word-of-mouth plays an increasing role in influencing travel plan decisions.

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A society transformed

Movements in race and gender equality, environmental protection, and consumer safety legislation helped transform business and business education.

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We are what we buy

... and share on social media. Conspicuous consumption is not a new social phenomenon, but it has become "a self defining activity."

Jorge Del Alamo

Jorge Del Alamo (ACCT '69)

A childhood defined by escaping Castro's Cuba, and a long, fulfilling career in accounting has taught Del Alamo "being grateful and generous" is one life's most important lessons.

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David Calhoun (ACCT '79)

Calhoun spent 27 years at GE and another 7 as CEO of Nielson. Now as senior managing director of Blackstone, he finds himself "watching the game from a different seat."

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Starlette Johnson (FIN '85)

Learning the "why" behind the figures led Johnson to extend her business expertise and greater career development.

Vincent Fuller

Vincent Fuller (BIT '04)

Fuller knew football wasn't forever, and has always sought an academic challenge.

Lauren Prociv

Lauren Prociv (MKTG '10)

As Prociv makes her mark in advertising, she continues to nurture her Hokie connections.

U.S. News

Master of IT ranked
No. 2 in nation

The degree program is a partnership between Pamplin and the College of Engineering and was also ranked No. 2 last year.

Evening MBA

Evening MBA in top 20

At #16 in the nation, this ranking "puts us among the top 10 part-time MBA programs at public schools," said Robert Sumichrast.

apex systems

Apex Systems Center

A $5 million joint commitment from alumni Ted Hanson, Brian Callaghan, Edwin "Win" Sheridan, and Jeffrey Veatch will fund the Apex Systems Center for Entrepreneurship.

Look who's talking

Donald KahnTracy Mendez Eagar

Donald Kohn, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and Tracy Mendez Eagar (MKTG '81), vice president at Xerox, spoke at Pamplin in 2014.