This award goes to a Virginia Tech alumnus who represents our hopes for all our students – that they live lives of curiosity, integrity, innovation, leadership, success, fulfillment, and that they continue to embody the university’s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), as a way of life.
Dan Maguire supports his alma mater -- not just as a generous donor but also as an engaged mentor to current students. Dan is a member of the Virginia Tech class of 1994, graduating with a degree in Management Science. He is co-founder and CEO of Dominion Consulting Inc. and a member of the Student Affairs Alumni Advisory Board. Along with his business partner, J.P. Foley, also a Virginia Tech graduate, he created an endowment within Student Affairs to support undergraduate leadership training.
Flash back ten years to 2007. Robert and Kara Julius were about to graduate from Virginia Tech, Robert with a degree in Business Management, and Kara with a degree is Music. Both were involved and engaged in the university community and held leadership roles in their Greek organizations. Kara had been an orientation leader and still speaks fondly of the new students and colleagues she met and how much fun she had that summer. Bob worked in Recreational Sports. He also volunteered with the Pamplin College of Business academic advising department for summer orientation, where he had the opportunity to talk with incoming freshmen and their parents about the great things that happen when you embrace the Virginia Tech experience. Both enjoyed helping new students become acquainted with Virginia Tech.
True, John Graham graduated from Virginia Tech in 1982 with a degree in Management and Economics from the Pamplin College of Business. But in a very real sense, he is also a graduate of Student Affairs.
While studying Civil Engineering at one of the premier engineering universities in the world, you might say that Robby devoted his fair share of time to studying. But students learn about more than academics during their time at Virginia Tech, and Robby’s experiences outside-of-the-classroom contributed equally to his development as a leader, his devotion to service, and his dedication to his alma mater.