Philanthropy News

Laura Belmonte
Historian Laura Belmonte began her new position as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences on Aug. 1. Lee Friesland, a content creator on the University Relations team, caught up with her on her first day. Their conversation follows, as does Friesland’s video, which captures B...
Dean Rosemary Blieszner (center) joined LaTawnya Burleson, president of the college’s Staff Association, and Cyril Clarke, executive vice president and provost of Virginia Tech, in the official ribbon cutting for the college’s new headquarters.
At the end of April, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in the oldest Hokie Stone building on campus. For its first three decades, the building — constructed between 1900 and 1902 — housed Blackburg’s Young Men’s Christian Associ...
Timothy Miles
The written Arabic language is like reading sheet music for Timothy Miles, and the culture of the Middle East has a bittersweet resonance for the 2019 Outstanding Senior of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Miles, a religion and culture major, uses this complicated...
Laura Belmonte
Following a national search, Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke has appointed Laura Belmonte as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Belmonte will begin at Virginia Tech on Aug. 1. “Laura’s strong record of scholarship, leadership, and achievement m...
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences building
The building stood unbedecked by construction fencing for the first time since 2008, its copper adornments glinting in the sunlight. On a crisp and clear day in October 2018, the Facilities Department completed a full renovation of the newly named College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences building....
Nikki Cooke
Stepping out of the pool and onto the concrete decking at Arizona State University for her last match as an undergraduate athlete, Nikki Cooke was thankful. Because of the several scholarships she received throughout her time at that university, she felt independent, confident, and valued. In Coo...
Brian Plum
While growing up on a farm in King George, Virginia, Brian Plum learned agricultural practices and applied sciences through the Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension. That experience helped him gain a deep connection with Virginia Tech and a respect for higher education, both of which are at the heart...

The Dean’s Vision

Dean Rosemary Blieszner experiences virtual reality at the Cube in the Moss Center for the Arts.
As college leader, Rosemary Blieszner wears many figurative and literal hats, including the occasional virtual-reality headset and hard hat. Now she’s donning yet another one: advocate for a worthy successor. Earlier this month, the university announced the formation of a search committee to sele...
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Virginia Tech has announced the formation of a search committee to select the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Rosemary Blieszner has served as dean since March 2017 and, as originally planned, will be returning as faculty by summer 2019. During her tenure as dean, Bli...
Christina Miller
Christina Miller brings nearly seven years of experience in alumni relations to the college, which has more than 60,000 graduates.