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.

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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June 24th 2022

Kevin Wong ’13, Co-Founder of Lunar, is pleased to announce that their product, a modern hard seltzer that is perfectly blended “in a delicious, harmonious way” with Asian flavors that the founders love, is now available at Whole Foods Market in New York City. In December 2020, Wong says, he walked into his local Whole Foods in Brooklyn “with nothing but a dream, a few Lunar cans, and the passion to share our mission of amplifying Asian American culture and flavors,” and from there built and gathered excitement and passion from consumers and store managers alike in their market. “From homebrewing in my studio apartment three years ago, to Whole Foods naming Yuzu as a top food trend of 2022, to seeing our cans on the shelf at our dream retailer, this is such a surreal moment,” Wong adds.

June 15th 2022

Anna Peck ’13 is Founder and CEO at Chia Smash, which is now available in all Whole Foods Markets across the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Midwest, and Florida. “In mid-2020, we launched in a single Whole Foods in Manhattan; we spent every week there, getting to know the team, demoing, and keeping the shelves stocked and looking good,” she says. “Over time, we went from one store to three, then to five, and now two years later to over 200.”

June 7th 2022

Paola A. Castillo ’13 and Matthew T. Gregus ’13 (M.S. in Accounting ’14) celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on May 21, 2022. They were married at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Washington, DC. The couple will be moving to Tampa, FL, with their one-year-old pug, Gnocchi, and continue to work for the federal Risk and Financial Advisory practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP.