Two new development professionals have been hired to assist the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with its fund-raising operations. Wallace Allen was named associate director for corporate relations and Amanda Hall will serve as assistant director of development.

“We’re very excited to welcome these two new professionals and build capacity in our fund-raising program,” said Gerhardt Schurig, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. “Private support will play a pivotal role in the college’s future.”

Allen, who has been working with Virginia Tech as the associate director of corporate and foundation relations, joined the college Feb. 1. Allen will work closely with the college’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies in developing corporate support to drive the college’s rapidly developing research program. He is a past recipient of the “Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year” award from the Roanoke Chapter of the American Association of Fundraising Executives.

Amanda Hall is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she studied public relations and fundraising. Hall has experience with a number of fund-raising programs at Tennessee. She is a native of Rockbridge County, Va.