Hokies on Wall Street

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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 and reconnecting with several faculty members.

Hokies on Wall Street was held at the offices of investment firm AllianceBernstein, where Michael Aldrich (FIN ’02) is vice president of global wealth management. Aldrich also serves on the finance department’s advisory board.

Event brings together Hokie alumni to network and share ideas

Finance associate professor and assistant department head Randy Billingsley gave a presentation on a proposed new interdisciplinary lab that aims to provide an enhanced learning environment in business applications to better prepare students for their careers.

Pamplin dean Richard E. Sorensen gave an update on the college’s programs to the guests, who work in fields that include finance, accounting, real estate, marketing, and publishing.

Attendees included university Alumni and Development representatives. Pamplin College representatives included finance department head Raman Kumar; finance professors George Morgan, Vijay Singal, and Mike Kender (CHE ’83); associate dean for graduate programs Steve Skripak (FIN ’79); accounting department head Bob Brown; and management department head Anju Seth.

Women's Networking Reception is the first such event, will be held annually

On the previous evening, 34 alumnae attended the Virginia Tech Women’s Networking Reception. The first of such events that the college and university plan to organize annually in conjunction with Hokies on Wall Street, the women’s event was sponsored by Patricia Ann Caldwell (MATH ’71), a partner at Gordian Group, and Lynn Doughtie (ACCT ’85), national managing partner of KPMG’s U.S. advisory services.

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