Economics Newsletter Spring 2011

Greetings alumni and friends, 

Welcome to the fifth edition of the department’s newsletter. We trust you will enjoy reading about the exciting things we are doing. Just click on the topic headings for the full story.

With warm regards,

Floyd H. Duncan, Col.
Department Chairman

The Major Field Test in Business 

Though not up to our usual standards, the Class of 2011 performed well on the Educational Testing Service’s Major Field Test—Business (MFTB).

Faculty Research

Our faculty have been hard at work publishing research in academic journals as well as presenting their research at various conferences around the country and the world.

TAPS – Col. Karen Gutermuth

Col. Karen Gutermuth, retired professor of economics and business, died 5 February following a lengthy illness. 

New Faculty

We are very fortunate to have three new faculty members joining our department.

Lopez Chair

The Economics and Business department is pleased to announce the return of Mr. Stephen Todd McCane to teach in the department for Fall 2011.

Alumni in the news

Charles S. Luck IV, president and CEO of Goochland County-based Luck Stone Corp., has been named the University of Richmond Robins School of Business' Executive of the Year.

The Cadet Investment Group

The Cadet Investment Group (CIG) was founded in 1986 by the VMI Foundation. The group’s mission is to learn about investing. To do this, members serve as investment analysts and portfolio managers.

Cadet Internships

In the summer of 2011, eighteen cadets will be participating in internships at various businesses across the country. Six of these cadets are also doing the associated academic work required to earn business or economic elective credits for their internships.

BGS and ODE Activity

The Sigma Beta Delta, the Honor Society for Business and Omicron Delta Economics Honor Society were quite active this past year thanks to cadet leadership.

Cadet Awards

The Annual ODE Banquet to honor our top cadets was held on 31 March.

Alumni Survey

Calling all members of the Classes of 1996 and 2006.