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FBI assistant director Gordon Snow

Gotcha! MBA alum leads FBI cybercops

FBI assistant director Gordon Snow talks to guest interviewer Wade Baker about cybersecurity in business and government. Read the interview here.

Public service: a natural career choice

Agent bulks up skills with MBA

Verizon Business director of risk intelligence Wade Baker

Cyber survival

Wade Baker, director of risk intelligence for Verizon Business, is the interviewer for today's cover story. He's also a Pamplin doctoral student in business information technology. Here, he talks about the critical issues in information security today.

Web exclusive: Cyber investigators.

Jobs for Hokies

Jason Messer

Connecting Hokies and jobs

A web site launched by Pamplin alumnus Jason Messer has given job-seeking alumni and students and Hokie-seeking employers an additional means to connect with one another.

Jason Messer on Excuses

Job advice (Web exclusive)

What's the number one excuse for a job candidate skipping the interview? Messer offers advice on changing jobs in this web exclusive.

Business Horizons

Business Horizons (Web exclusive)

The Business Horizons fair, organized annually by Pamplin undergraduates, gives students and employers a good opportunity to meet and interact with each other in an informal setting.


When users resist password security

Accounting and information systems professor France Belanger has a new study about user resistance to mandatory password security.

Teaching information systems to today's learners

Experimenting with new teaching methods led France Belanger to discoveries that she puts to use in a new textbook, Information Systems: A Participatory Approach.

Privacy or savings?

Electronic health records save money, but are they safe? Pamplin business law professor Janine Hiller has co-authored a new study comparing systems in the United States and the European Union.

Privacy studies (Web exclusive)

Very few researchers study information privacy concerns, according to France Belanger and a colleague who reviewed information privacy studies in more than 500 journal articles.


Success in two worlds: business and service

Jeff Allison put his financial management skills to good use to support an orphanage in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

From accounting to Africa: alum runs school in Rwanda

Erica Robertson’s challenges include finding teachers with English language skills.


HTM ranks with the best

A new study in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research places Pamplin's faculty among the world's top scholars in the discipline.

LEAP into college

A small group of Pamplin freshmen started their studies early with a 12-day summer program called LEAP (Leadership, Excellence, and Academics in Pamplin).

EMBA Great Falls

Executive MBA students in the Great Falls cohort visited businesses and cultural sites during a 10-day trip to Turkey and Ireland in June.

Undergrad scores with The Extra Point

Pamplin senior Nik Bandopadhaya helped kick off a new campus newspaper devoted to Hokie football that is seeing significant success.

Bridge to business

The six graduates of Pamplin's 2011 post-doctoral bridge-to-business program will go on to teach at institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Red Ventures sponsors BIT Senior Showcase

Charlotte, N.C. marketing firm will sponsor this fall's BIT Senior Showcase Day on Tuesday, Nov. 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Pamplin Hall atrium.

Look who's talking

Recent speakers at Pamplin included Bill Bradley, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, Greg Ip, U.S. economics editor for The Economist, attorney Jack Radke, Robert F. Hogan Jr., president and chief executive of AmeriCable Inc., and Deborah Martin Petrine, president of Commonwealth Care.

Hokies on Wall Street

The college's 11th annual “Hokies on Wall Street” reception in New York this spring drew 84 Pamplin College alumni and friends together for an evening of networking.