Graduate Students News

Alek Skarlatos, who helped disarm a terrorist on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, speaks at an event that was Lehi Dowell's Diversity Scholars project. Renee Cloyd and Anthony Wilson also were speakers at the event.
Virginia Tech Graduate School’s 2019 Diversity Scholars will discuss their projects to the university community and the public during the Diversity Spotlight program on May 2 at noon in the Graduate Life Center multipurpose room. Each of the 10 scholars will provide a five-minute presentatio...
2019 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society scholars gather during the ceremony at Yale University. From left: Chontrese Doswell Hayes, one of the society’ss founders and a Virginia Tech alumna; Ashley Taylor; Mayra Artiles Fonseca; Ayesha Yousafzai; Racheida Lewis; Erika Bass; and Shernita Lee, Graduate School director of recruitment, diversity, and inclusion. Photo courtesy of Ashley Taylor.
Virginia Tech’s five newest members of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society were inducted during a recent ceremony at Yale University. Mayra S. Artiles, Erika L. Bass, Racheida S. Lewis, Ashley R. Taylor, and Ayesha L. Yousafzai are the fifth group of students to join the Virginia...
Several of the graduate students who received awards at the Graduate School Awards Dinner gathered for a quick photo after the evening event.
The Virginia Tech Graduate School honored master’s and doctoral degree students from across the university at the school’s annual awards dinner during Graduate Education Week. Students received awards for service, teaching, research, and top dissertations and theses. Vice President and De...
Melissa Faircloth
When Melissa Faircloth became director of Virginia Tech’s American Indian and Indigenous Community Center last fall, she brought a wealth of experience, relationships, and dedication to the position. Faircloth was one of the first programming assistants for the center when it was established in 2...
Stephen Dixon demonstrates his design of the artifacts and projects section of the online ePortfolios course his graduate class created.
Stephen Dixon, a December 2018 graduate of the master of arts in instructional design and technology program in the Virginia Tech School of Education, demonstrated how to work through his online module about what artifacts and projects to include in an effective career-focused ePortfolio. “...
Mirna Veronica Palacio Ornelas (left), a graduate student in the creative writing master’s degree program, enjoys a moment of presymposium planning with Veronica Montes, assistant director of El Centro.
Rays of sun stream through the skylights above El Centro, and for a moment the atmosphere feels reminiscent of a mild afternoon. The light soon takes second place to the warmth within the Hispanic and Latino cultural and community center at Virginia Tech. For those who self-identify as La...
Allison Hutchison, a Virginia Tech doctoral student in the Department of English, plays a name game with other graduate students during a workshop to prepare for the Oct. 27 Nutshell Games.
The Nutshell Games will be held on Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moss Arts Center in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Science Festival.
Graduate Life Center exterior
On May 3, the Virginia Tech Graduate School's 2018 Diversity Scholars will discuss their projects during a Diversity Spotlight program beginning at noon in the multipurpose room of the Graduate Life Center on Otey Street. Students will give five-minute presentations about their work in a light...
Core faculty members for the Center of Gerontology include, from left: Laura Sands, Karen Roberto, Pamela Teaster, Nancy Brossoie, and Tina Savla.
Voices may rise from conversational to impassioned. Sometimes the words carry an angry timbre, sometimes a laugh. The exchange is between family members discussing relocating the eldest to an assisted living facility, a subject that lends itself to drama — or even theatre, as is the case with an upc...
Megan Lorincz, Joanna Papadopoulos, and Fadoua El Moustaid
Each year, the Graduate School offers a challenge to graduate students: Create and implement a project that connects your research with a community. Students who accept the challenge and develop such projects are recognized as Citizen Scholars. The Graduate School offers a Citizen Scholar c...