Photo Gallery: Black Alumni Reunion

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Traci DeShazor
Traci DeShazor, deputy secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a 2008 international studies graduate of Virginia Tech, enjoyed the college reception held the first evening of the Black Alumni Reunion.

Spirits were high during Virginia Tech’s Black Alumni Reunion 2018, held in Blacksburg from April 13 to 15. Hokies returned to campus to catch up with friends, commemorate historical milestones, and celebrate successes, including those of four Influential Black Alumni Award winners in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences: David ClowneyDeseria Creighton-Barney, Erick King, and Carmen Sanders.

President Tim Sands and Matt Winston, senior associate vice president for alumni relations, pose with the winners of the Influential Black Alumni Awards and their presenters. Pictured, from left, are Tisha Lewis Griffith, Rianka Dorsainvil, Edward Baine, David Clowney, Tim Sands, Matt Winston, Erick King, Carmen Sanders, Deseria Creighton-Barney, Portia Moore, and Keith Willis.
President Tim Sands and Matt Winston, senior associate vice president for alumni relations, pose with the winners of the Influential Black Alumni Awards and their presenters. Pictured, from left, are Tisha Lewis Griffith, Rianka Dorsainvil, Edward Baine, David Clowney, Tim Sands, Matt Winston, Erick King, Carmen Sanders, Deseria Creighton-Barney, Portia Moore, and Keith Willis.
David Clowney
David Clowney (Property Management ’06) was named Athlete of the Year.
Deseria Creighton-Barney
Deseria Creighton-Barney (Communication ’86) was chosen as a co-recipient of the Ut Prosim Award.
Erick King
Erick King, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2000 with bachelor’s degrees in both political science and sociology, was named co-recipient of the Ut Prosim Award.
Carmen Sanders
Carmen Sanders (English ’06) was named Educator of the Year.
Justin Graves (Sociology ’12, MAED ’14), center, attends the Old School and New School parties following the Influential Black Alumni Awards ceremony.
Justin Graves (Sociology ’12, MAED ’14), center, attends the Old School and New School parties following the Influential Black Alumni Awards ceremony.

 

Ted King attends the black-tie gala.
Ted King, a member of the Dean’s Roundtable of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, attends the Black Excellence Gala.

 

Andre Davis (Property Management ’01) attends the Black Excellence Gala.
Andre Davis (Property Management ’01) attends the Black Excellence Gala.
Celebrants at the Black Alumni Reunion black-tie gala gather at the Holtzman Alumni Center.
Celebrants at the Black Excellence Gala gather at the Holtzman Alumni Center.
Black-tie gala and after party.
The weather was perfect for the Black Excellence After Party, held on the Holtzman Alumni Center Patio.
Hokies danced at least part of the night away at the After Party.
Hokies danced at least part of the night away at the After Party.