Philanthropy News

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.
Dean Rosemary Blieszner (center) joined some of Giving Day team members for a little frivolity. Note the “VT” salute that includes a Marching Virginians director Dave McKee bobblehead.
Everyone knew Virginia Tech’s inaugural Giving Day would entail a great deal of work. But few expected it to be so much fun. “The Hokie spirit was alive and well on Giving Day,” said Rosemary Blieszner, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The first to show his spirit was Je...
Student Crossing Campus
A broad and representative group of 25 Virginia Tech faculty, students, alumni, and community members will convene to form an ad hoc advisory council that will look at Virginia Tech’s history in the context of today and the Beyond Boundaries vision for the future as the university prepares for its s...
Rosemary Blieszner
Rosemary Blieszner, an Alumni Distinguished Professor, has been named dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Her appointment was based on the recommendation of the college’s Executive Council in consultation with the faculty and presented to Executive Vice President an...