2021 marks the McIntire School of Commerce’s Centennial—a time for celebration! In recognition of this important milestone, we honor the members of our global learning community from a memorable 100-year history. Faculty, alumni, students, corporate partners, and friends have all played an integral role in shaping our innovative business education and preparing students to become visionary leaders for generations. Join us in honoring the invaluable contributions of those responsible for our past successes, current innovations, and enthusiastic future plans dedicated to the exchange of ideas that ensures we continue to use commerce for the common good.

1923
Early on, business classes were scattered across Grounds, but in 1923, space at Old Cabell Hall was requested due to the need for permanent facilities for "computing and tabulating machines," like the ones pictured below from the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue. To say our "computing and tabulating machines" have evolved may be the understatement of the century! Space at Old Cabell was also used for periodicals and a reading room; however, faculty offices remained scattered in several locations, making the development of School spirit and identity more difficult.
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A Growing Footprint on Grounds
A Growing Footprint on Grounds
Since 1921, the McIntire School of Commerce has educated and inspired generations of students to become visionary leaders who shape global business with integrity, purpose, and a fundamental understanding of how commerce can contribute to the common good. As McIntire prepares to embark on its next century, the Commerce School has undertaken visionary plans for a new academic complex designed to foster student success and strengthen community connections.
Centennial Merchandise
Centennial Merchandise
Show your commitment to Comm: Thanks to the McIntire Young Alumni Council (MYAC), special Centennial items and McIntire merchandise are now available at the bookstore! Your purchases directly support the School, as a portion of all profits from bookstore sales will help fund the important efforts of MYAC and Commerce Council.
Inspiring the Next Century
Inspiring the Next Century
We achieve business education excellence through the constant evolution of programs, a renowned innovative spirit, and an inclusive and global mindset. When we invest in our people, programs, and facilities, we invest in our future. Make a donation to Inspire the Next Century today.
Centennial Speaker Series

The McIntire School proudly presents the Centennial Speaker Series, thought-provoking keynotes and conversations featuring visionaries in business—and beyond. Representing a wide range of industries across private and public sectors, the series offers relevant and insightful perspectives at the intersection of leadership and business. Speakers reflect the rich diversity of the McIntire learning community and the rapidly changing global business landscape.

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December 7th 2021

Lindsay Vaught ’01 married Taka Wakino in August 2021 at the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego, CA. Jeff Ludden (Engineering ’00) officiated the ceremony, with Laura Wright (A&S ’01) acting as matron of honor. The couple lives in San Diego, CA.

December 7th 2021

Walter Calvert ’80 was elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The American College of Tax Counsel is a professional association of tax attorneys with fellows limited to a maximum of 700 across the United States. Fellows must be nominated for membership and must then undergo a rigorous screening process prior to being elected. Walt is a Partner in the transactional Tax practice of the Venable LLP law firm.

December 7th 2021

Rachel Perini ’03 has been appointed Head of Institutional – UK at asset manager Jupiter, where she will be responsible for growing Jupiter’s institutional business in the UK. Prior to joining Jupiter, Rachel spent nearly seven years on the UK Institutional Client Coverage team at UBS Asset Management, managing UK strategic clients, including pension schemes, insurance companies, and fiduciary managers, representing £4.2 billion in assets under management. Before working with UBS, Rachel spent five years at BlackRock and seven with SEI Investments, a leading fiduciary manager with £100bn under management. In 2020, she was a finalist for Fund Salesperson of the Year at the Investment Week Women in Investment Awards.