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Kenneth Cooke (ACCT ’92) pursued a business degree that he thought would make him rich. But what has kept him in the world of finance for so many years is very different.

Milione has spent most of her successful 31-year career at Hyatt Hotels where she started as a corporate management trainee after graduating from Virginia Tech.

Now in his fifth year as an independent consultant, James Wu has worked with Sesame Street, Duolingo, National Geographic, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, General Motors, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Research & Teaching

Nine seniors participated in a project with one of Asia’s top business schools to develop software to aid student learning.

The Feiertag Hospitality Academy-to-Industry Research Collection makes hospitality research easily accessible to industry professionals, academic scholars, students, and others.

From the Divine Comedy to the price of wool, Robert Davidson pulls on an abundance of sources to study executive behavior and its effects on firms.


A total of 21 volunteer organizations — Pamplin Advisory Council (PAC), Pamplin Society, and 19 advisory boards — with nearly 480 members overall serve the college and its departments, centers, and other programs.

Being in a meeting with dozens of accomplished industry professionals and veteran academic officials may make some undergraduates a little anxious. Intimidated, even. Not Ben Kennedy.

Jon Taillon (CEEN ’98) died unexpectedly on February 20. Taillon was a principal at Deloitte Consulting in the firm’s national defense, security, and justice sector.