Charles E. Broadwater Jr. and W. Thomas Clark Jr. are the 2007 recipients of Virginia Tech's Alumni Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the university and the Alumni Association.

Broadwater, of Smithfield, Virginia, is past president of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and has served on the Pamplin College of Business Advisory Council. He is a member of the Robert B. Pamplin Society and a former member of the Economic Development Advisory Board. Broadwater also established the Charles Edward Broadwater Sr. Scholarship for Athletics.

Broadwater is a distinguished businessman who is the co-owner and managing partner of Sunbelt Richmond, a mergers and acquisitions firm. Prior to joining Sunbelt, he held executive positions with Bank of America. As a member of the International Business Brokers Association, he earned the designation of Certified Business Intermediary and is a candidate for the Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary designation (M&AMI). He has also earned the professional designation of Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser as designated by the National Business Brokerage Institute.

Broadwater graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in 1972. He holds a master's degree from East Tennessee State University and is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Stonier Graduate School.

Clark, a native of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, served on the board of directors of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and as a member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Center National Leadership Campaign Committee, the National Campaign Steering Committee, the Regional Campaign Committee, and the Foundation Board and Executive Committee. He is currently a member of the Pamplin College of Business Advisory Council.

Clark has a long history of success in various business ventures. He is the retired managing director and partner of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Since retiring from Morgan Stanley in 2000, Clark has established a venture capital business and serves as chairman of The Westchester Bank; as a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation investment committee; and on various local charity organizations in New York. He built and maintains the leading commercial thoroughbred breeding ranch in the state of California.

Clark graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in 1976. He holds an master's degree from Harvard Business School.

Broadwater and Clark are both benefactors of the Ut Prosim Society, which is Virginia Tech’s most prestigious donor recognition society for those whose lifetime philanthropy has reached an outstanding level.

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