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Kent Murrmann honored with emeritus status


BLACKSBURG, Va., June 7, 2011 – Kent Murrmann, associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the “associate professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus is conferred on retired full professors and associate professors, administrative officers, extra-collegiate faculty with continued appointment, and senior extension agents who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1979, Murrmann taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on human resources, labor relations, and international management. He also taught courses at Virginia Tech’s Center for European Studies and Architecture in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, for four years.

In addition, Murrmann served as director of graduate studies for the Department of Management, chaired two dissertation and two thesis committees, and served on more than 25 dissertation and thesis committees.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.