A major initiative of the Pamplin Society is the alumni awards program. As Pamplin has a long-standing tradition of honoring its outstanding alumni, the society will capitalize on this custom in the growing alumni awards program. At present, the Society has established the Pamplin Ut Prosim Service Award, Pamplin Rising Young Alum Award, Pamplin Corporate Ambassador Award and Mentorship Award.
Pamplin Ut Prosim Service Award
Recipient must be an alum for a minimum of 5 years. They should have distinguished himself/herself in rendering service to the community, and demonstrated a proven track record in the spirit of Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim, for a prolonged period of time (i.e. 2-3 years).
- Minimum 2-3 years of service, either for a single entity or across multiple entities.
- Charitable works or efforts outside of Pamplin/VT are the primary focus, not direct service to Pamplin/VT. That being said, extraordinary service to Pamplin/VT can be considered in lieu of service to local communities.
- Examples could include organizational impact made (fundraising leadership, profile awareness, hours served, etc.), board service, community mentoring, establishment of a non-profit, etc.
Pamplin Rising Young Alum Award
Recipients must be graduates of the past 10 years, and typically under the age of 35. Each should have distinguished himself/herself professionally in his/her career or in rendering service to the university since graduating. There will be 3 awardees.
Pamplin Corporate Ambassador Award
Recipient is a company that has demonstrated prolonged support of Pamplin’s mission and its students. Demonstrated via extended recruitment programs, academic partnerships, student mentorship, guest speaker programs, etc. Anyone can nominate a company, including an employee of the company.
Recipient is an individual who consistently embodies the spirit of mentorship of Pamplin students, graduates, and of those in their local community who are not necessarily involved with Pamplin/VT. This can be demonstrated through one-to-one mentoring, one-to-many mentoring, serving as a conduit for opening new corporate recruiting relationships, and direct support and participation in Pamplin mentorship programs. Specific examples of impact are important in strengthening a nominee’s case.