James A. Rosenstock III of New York (7 West 24th Street, 10010), senior director of corporate development at Sony Corporation of America in New York, has been selected the 2003-04 Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
The award is present annually by Virginia Tech's Alumni Association to honor a graduate within the past ten years from each of the university's eight colleges. Rosenstock received a bachelor's degree in finance in 1995.
A graduate of Lloyd C. Bird High School in Richmond, Va., Rosenstock oversees mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances for Sony's businesses in the United States, including its electronics, pictures, and music divisions. He recently completed work on a joint venture between Sony Music and BMG. Before joining Sony in 2002, Rosenstock was vice president of media and telecommunications investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. He previously worked as an investment banker at SG Cowen in Beverly Hills and New York and at Bank of America (formerly NationsBank) in his hometown of Richmond.
Rosenstock has helped organize the Pamplin College's "Hokies on Wall Street" events, serving as a host in 2002 and as a speaker in 2000. A member of the recently formed alumni advisory board for SEED (the student-investor group that manages $3 million of Virginia Tech's endowment through stock market investments), he has long served as an informal career advisor to SEED members and was instrumental in placing several students with Wall Street firms. His wife, Cathy, is a 1996 graduate of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.
Virginia Tech's nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. The college emphasizes the development of leadership skills and ethical values and the integration of technology in the academic curriculum, and prepares students for global business challenges through faculty-led study abroad programs. The college has research centers that focus on business leadership, electronic commerce, energy modeling, and wireless telecommunications. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech's eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.