2021 marked the McIntire School of Commerce’s Centennial—a time for celebration! In recognition of this important milestone, we honored 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 embarks 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 Commerce School's Centennial Speaker Series is a 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.

Past Speakers

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June 13th 2024

Bitania Ephrem ’09, Growth Office East Africa Lead at Deloitte, shared her views on tourism in Tanzania and expectations for the sector in a recent Deloitte Budget Bite.

June 13th 2024

Gwin Myerberg ’03 joined Hosking Partners as Director of Client Service and Business Development. Myerberg brings a wealth of experience from her 16-year tenure at Southeastern Asset Management, where she served as Global Head of Client Relations and Communications. Previously, Myerberg held Investor Relations roles at Thales Fund Management and Twinfields Capital Management.

June 13th 2024

Ron Sayco ’99 recently joined Herrick Technology Laboratories, a provider of high-performance signals intelligence/electronic warfare/communications products and systems to the U.S. Department of Defense, as its new Chief Financial Officer. Before joining HTL, Mr. Sayco was CFO of Merlin Cyber, a provider of cybersecurity solutions to the federal government. Before Merlin, he was CFO of Ovzon, a managed satellite services company initially focused on the Special Operations community. Mr. Sayco has held senior strategy and corporate development roles for Thales Communications (the tactical software defined radio business of Thales Group) and BAE Systems. He is a CFA Charter holder and passed the CPA exam.