Brian Britt's face was superimposed over a retro image.

Giving Day 2019 to Launch with College Sizzle

Matt Gabriele was distracted. At the start of Virginia Tech’s inaugural Giving Day, the frequent tweeter had encouraged his followers to support the Department of Religion and Culture. But then, preoc...
Danielle Jeffers

Paying It Forward

Danielle Jeffers was packing for a study abroad trip to the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Switzerland when she received a letter from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. O...
Nikki Cooke

Nikki Cooke Joins the College’s Advancement Team

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 rec...
Brian Plum

Brian Plum Named Associate Director of Development

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 d...
Rosemary Carucci Goss

Rosemary Carucci Goss Honored with Emerita Status

Rosemary Carucci Goss, professor of apparel, housing, and resource management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Residential Proper...
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.

JUMP Campaign to Support the First Virginia Tech Latinx Symposium

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 Hisp...
Ellen Cheever stands beside materials in her recently donated collection of publications spanning her career in the kitchen and bath industry. Behind her, still under construction at the time, is the library space that now houses her collection.

Ellen Cheever Collection to Provide Inspiration to New Kitchen and Bath Designers

When kitchen and bath designer Ellen Cheever helped conceptualize the Center for Real Life Design at Virginia Tech in the early 1990s, she did not know it would one day house the breadth of her life’s work in a new library resource for students.
Caitlyn Huynh

Crowdfunding Project Aims to Give Underrepresented Students a Chance to Study Abroad

More students could incorporate international experiences into their college years if money were available to support their study abroad aspirations. To help students who might not otherwise be ...
Dwight Bigler (foreground), director of choral activities, and the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers are jumping at the chance to perform in Spain.

JUMP Campaign Aims to Send a Harmony of Voices to Spain

The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund a musical tour of Spain’s most sacred venues.
Allen Vizzutti playing the trumpet

Third Annual Trumpet Festival Showcases Range of Talent

The third annual Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival will fill the Squires Student Center with the music of talented guest artists and faculty and student trumpeters throughout the weekend of Sept. 28–30. ...
Paul Quigley

Paul Quigley Reappointed Robertson Associate Professor in Civil War Studies

Paul Quigley, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, was reappointed as the James ...
Will Stewart in the stands at Lane Stadium

Tech Sideline Boosts Virginia Tech’s Sports Media Program

Will Stewart, who converted his own love of Hokie sports into a profitable website, has donated an endowed scholarship to support future Virginia Tech sports journalists.
Emily Blair

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Blair Blends Writing with Teaching

When she was 18, Emily Blair made it clear she planned to teach composition at a college or university in the South. Now, at age 25, this first-generation college student who grew up rural in Fort ...
Rosemary Goss (center) and her husband, Bob, look astonished as realize that the gateway the Virginia Tech football team uses to enter Lane Stadium had been named in her honor. André Davis, a property management alumnus and retired National Football League wide receiver and kick returner, applauds in the background, while advisory board member Alice Fletcher (left) watches and a beaming Julia Beamish (standing behind Bob Goss), head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, delights in her colleague’s response.

Rosemary Goss Surprised with Professorship Named in Her Honor

When Rosemary Goss helped create a new major, an advisory board, and a career fair, she knew they would all benefit students. What she did not know is that the same board and her department would continue the legacy in her name.
David McKee expresses his signature enthusiasm at the grand opening of the new practice facility for The Marching Virginians.

The Leader of the Band

In 1986, a slight underestimation was made about graduate assistant Dave McKee’s future at Virginia Tech. “They said, ‘Take the band and run it for a year,’” said McKee, in March. “And I said, ‘Sur...
Christina Miller

Christina Miller Joins College as Director of Alumni Relations

Christina Miller brings nearly seven years of experience in alumni relations to the college, which has more than 60,000 graduates.
In 1983, Kathryn Thompson Leckie (left) enjoyed a day at Lane Stadium with her sister, Elaine Thompson (right), and Pam Meade, then the Collegiate Times editor-in-chief.

Alumna’s Devotion to Journalism Remembered

After pursuing her passion for heralding truth in journalism at Virginia Tech, Kathryn Thompson Leckie forged a lifelong career as an investigative journalist. Her family and friends are honoring her devotion—and hoping to inspire future generations of journalists—through a memorial scholarship.
Maria Jernigan, Undergraduate Student of the Year, inside one of her favorite rooms in Hillcrest Hall where she has lived during her four years at Virginia Tech. She says she loves the history of the space and the fact you can still see the marks in the hardwood floor from the heeled shoes of early, all-female residents.

Maria Jernigan Named Undergraduate Student of the Year

Maria Jernigan, a triple major from Virginia Beach, Virginia, thinks about how virtual reality could enhance high school learning. She absently taps an old-fashioned fountain pen against her not...
The finalists gather in the lobby of the Moss Arts Center. Pictured in the front row are, from left, Shalini Rana, third-place winner; Katherine Louis, second-place winner; and Jillian Mouton, first-place winner. In the middle row, from left, are finalists Mara DePena, Jessica Mardian, Allison Lee Craft, and Nima Trivedi. In the back row are H. H. Hsueh; Alison Miller; AnnRea Fowler; Fintan Kelly; Donna and Dennis Treacy, supporters of the competition; Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English; and Taylor Thackaberry.

Nikki Giovanni Announces 2018 Steger Poetry Prize Winners

One of the world’s oldest art forms was recently celebrated in one of the most technologically advanced performance spaces, when the ceremony honoring Steger Poetry Prize winners was, for the first ti...
Amy Azano with her son at the Moss Arts Center

Crowdfunding Project Aimed at Creating Autism-Friendly Environments

When her children were young, Amy Azano avoided most events because her son, as a child with autism spectrum disorder, found them too loud and bright and crowded. Then, one day, Azano’s fam...


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Christina Miller
Director of Alumni Relations


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