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Deborah Petrine To Receive Pamplin College 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Deborah Petrine was a Wachovia Distinguished Speaker this semester.

Deborah Martin Petrine, of Hardy will receive the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the college’s commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m., at Cassell Coliseum.

The college created the award in 1990 to honor alumni for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college.

Petrine earned a bachelor’s degree in management in 1978. The president and owner of CCR Inc. (Commonwealth Care of Roanoke), she has extensive management knowledge and experience in the long-term health-care industry, including nursing and assisted living facilities and home health care.

She began her career in a nursing facility and worked her way up during her 20 years there to chief operating officer before leaving to found two successful long-term care nursing facility companies in Virginia. CCR, her current company, has grown to 11 skilled nursing facilities across Virginia, with more than 1,300 employees and annual revenues of more than $90 million.

She discussed her career in a talk, “Secretary to Owner: The Road to Ownership With a Few Bumps in Between,” as a Wachovia Distinguished Speaker earlier this semester.

Petrine has served as chair of the Virginia Health Care Association and was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Board on Revenue Estimates. She received the Virginia Health Care Association’s James G. Dunton Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005.

Active in university activities, Petrine is a member of Virginia Tech’s regional capital campaign committee and chairs the advisory board of the mana.


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