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Three Old Dominion University alumni were mentioned in The Richmond Times-Dispatch's annual listings of the "Rising 25," Richmond's fastest-growing businesses.

Graduates Ken Ampy and Sam Young, who were roommates at ODU, co-founded Astyra Corp., a technology consulting and staffing firm, in 1997.

Rich Robertson, a native of Danville, Va., who graduated from ODU with a mechanical engineering degree, co-founded Dallan Construction Inc. in 1997.

View the "Rising 25" online at http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FPage%2FRTD_SectionFront&c=Page&cid=1063025703204.

To be eligible to earn a position among the Rising 25, a company must be privately held and independent, headquartered in the Richmond area, operate for profit, have at least a five-year sales history and sales more than $200,000 in 1998, the base year. The Rising 25, now in its 14th year, is sponsored by KPMG, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

This article was posted on: January 25, 2005

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