Student News

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...
Anthony Kwame Harrison teaches a class, “Foundations of Hip Hop.”
This exhibit documents and celebrates the academic and extracurricular history of hip hop at Virginia Tech.
In June 1945, Private Elias Friedensohn of Bronx, New York, was photographed while working for the U.S. Army at a supply distribution center in Paris.
In honor of Veterans Day, Virginia Tech and the National Archives will host a transcribe-a-thon to make accessible an unusual collection of wartime documents — 65,000 pages of uncensored reflections written by U.S. soldiers during World War II. The American Soldier in World War II transcribe-a-th...
From left are cadets Jacob Heil, Ian Donaher, and Megan Watkins.
Cadets Jacob Heil, Ian Donaher, and Megan Watkins will receive the flags at Thursday night’s football game against Georgia Tech. The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their proud partnership to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at e...
Caitlyn Huynh
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 able to afford program costs, the Global Education Office is launching a crowdfunding effort with a ...
Dwight Bigler (foreground), director of choral activities, and the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers are jumping at the chance to perform in Spain.
The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund a musical tour of Spain’s most sacred venues.
The Beatles arrive at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on February 7, 1964.
Virginia Tech history students recently got published with a little help from their friends at VT Publishing. A group of 18 students organized, authored, and edited a book, “Welcome to the Beatles,” over the course of the Spring 2018 semester. The publication is now freely accessible online a...
Cadets Meredith Oakes, at left, and Logan Grow discuss training as they prepare for the arrival of the cadet Class of 2022.
What cadet Meredith Oakes remembers most from being a first-year student in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the enthusiasm and energy upper-class cadets brought to her training. “They were eager to be there. That attitude is very contagious, and I wanted to be there, too,” said Oakes...

The Leader of the Band

David McKee expresses his signature enthusiasm at the grand opening of the new practice facility for The Marching Virginians.
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, ‘Sure.’ And one year turned into 32.” More than three decades later, in June, McKee is set to retire ...
Ashley Vollrath portrait
While other Virginia Tech graduating seniors prepare for commencement, Ashley Vollrath, a multimedia journalism major, is boarding a plane. Her destination is Shreveport, Louisiana, where she will participate in one of the most competitive interviews of her life. As the reigning Miss Virgini...