Herbert G. Rammrath ’57 Selected as the 2022 Recipient of the Bartley Medallion of the Villanova School of Business

Jonathan Doh, PhD, Herbert G. Rammrath, Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD
Jonathan Doh, PhD (left), Herbert G. Rammrath (middle) and Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD (right)

Villanova, Pa., April 16, 2022 - The Villanova School of Business (VSB) has selected Herbert G. Rammrath ‘57 as the 2022 recipient of The Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion. The Bartley Medallion is the highest distinction VSB can bestow to an alumnus/a, and is awarded annually to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers while also demonstrating extraordinary service to their communities and to VSB. 

The first and only college which Herb Rammrath ever visited was Villanova. It was love at first sight, and it has endured to this day. When he was awarded a full scholarship to the college of his choice, through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Course, Herb chose Villanova, became a member of the NROTC program and majored in chemistry. 

Since graduating, Rammrath served his commitment to the United States Navy, where he developed a lifelong passion for sailing. On receiving his discharge and completing his MBA from American University in 1962, he began his career in the plastics industry. Rammrath’s stellar career took him and his family around the world, where he held positions throughout Europe and Asia. Upon his retirement, he was able to pursue his long-held dream of sailing his boat around the world, ultimately returning to the United States and the beginning of his next chapter. Today he resides in Florida, is a grandfather of 14, and a much-valued supporter of the Villanova School of Business. 

Given Rammrath’s extensive experience in, and commitment to, international business, for decades he has demonstrated his leadership and generosity within the Villanova School of Business through efforts to bolster the study of global initiatives. His keenest interest, however, has been in enabling generations of VSB students to experience study abroad and in making connections with his scholars. 

“It’s quite nice to have your efforts appreciated with an award,” said Rammrath. “But it is much nicer to know that young people are learning more about the global economy because of the contributions you are making.” 

The Bartley Alumni Medallion was presented to Rammrath on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the VSB Stakeholder’s Summit. 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #3, and its online MBA program is ranked #9 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu. 

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