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Merit and chapter scholars for 2001

Scholarships for seven freshmen were awarded from the Alumni Association's scholarship endowment.

'05 Alumni Presidential Scholars:

Bernard E. Farley, Jr.,Richmond, Va., mathematics

Lauren E. Hoffstetter, Falls Church, Va., biology

Benjamin J. Horton, Gaithersburg, Md., business

Christina M. Osborn,Springfield, Va., architecture

Kathryn M. Rainsberger, Tampa, Fla., animal and poultry sciences

Rachael A. Ramirez, Bowie, Md., engineering

'05 Alumni Honors Scholar:

Elizabeth C. Eaton, Ashland, Ky., engineering

In addition to these endowed scholars, 39 alumni chapters throughout the nation have awarded 134 scholarships totaling $131,750. The scholarships provide merit-based financial assistance.

Alumni travel tours for 2002

The Alumni Association has educational tour opportunities planned for the following destinations:

Young Alumni Abroad in Amsterdam
Departures in December 2001, January, February, and March 2002

Trans-Panama Canal Crystal Harmony Cruise
January 5 – 18

Swiss Deluxe Winter Escapade
February 20 – 27

Cuba's Built Heritage
March 1 – 9 Japan and China Cruise
April 16 – May 1

Europe's Magical Waterways
May 9 – 23 Alumni College Abroad in Kinsale, Ireland
May 26 – June 3

Mediterranean Cruise
June 14 – 22

Essential Europe for Young Alumni
Departure in June

Alumni College Abroad in Normandy
July 1 – 9 Big East Danube to the Black Sea Cruise
July 1 – 16

Alaska Cruise
July 17 – 28

Alumni College Abroad in Sorrento, Italy
August 5 – 13 Alumni College Abroad in Baveno, Italian Lake District
August 12 – 20

Deluxe Around the World
Departure in October Australia and New Zealand
November 2 – 23

Fall 2001 Alumni Events

For complete schedules and registration information, please go to www.VaTechAlumni.com or call the Alumni Assoc. at 540/231-6285.

Oct. 6 Pre-game party at West Virginia: $18 per person, $9 per child 12 & under; Tent City #2, paved lot, west side of stadium, below the Ronald McDonald House, Morgantown, W.Va.

Oct. 1213 Homecoming (Boston College game)
Classes of '51 and '76 Reunions

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Homecoming

College of Arts and Sciences Homecoming

College of Human Resources and Education Homecoming

Highty Tighties Alumni Reunion

Alumni Open House, Squires Student Center

Oct. 26 – 27 (Syracuse Univ. game)

Classes of '61 and '71 Reunions

College of Architecture & Urban Studies Open House

College of Natural Resources Reunion

Nov. 3 Pre-game picnic at Pittsburgh: $15 per person; 2 hours prior to kickoff; CED/Mosebach Electric parking lot on the north side, near the new Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Nov. 9 – 11 32nd Annual YMCA at Virginia Tech Crafts Fair, Squires Student Center

Nov. 10 Pre-game buffet at Temple: $35 per person, $25 per child 11 & under (cost includes game ticket); one hour prior to kickoff through half-time; Veterans Stadium Club, Philadelphia, Pa. YMCA Alumni Open House, Lancaster House, 403 Washington Street

Nov. 17 Pre-game tent at University of Virginia: per person cost to be determined; 3 hours prior to kickoff; off of Alderman Road, in front of Lannigan Field, Charlottesville, Va.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 (Univ. of Miami game)

Classes of '81, '86, '91 and '96 Reunions

Student Alumni Associates 25th Anniversary Reunion

Call the Virginia Tech Alumni Association at 540/231-6285 or email Laura Wedin at lwedin@vt.edu for more information.

Alumni staff promotions and additions

Tom Tillar, vice president for alumni relations, recently announced four alumni staff promotions and two new appointments. Congratulations to the following:

Debbie Shelton, formerly director of alumni relations, has been named associate vice president and oversees the major program areas of chapters, publications and printing, and student programs.

Richard Hastings, formerly senior associate director of alumni relations, has been named assistant vice president and oversees the major program areas of constituency/reunion programs, alumni records, and systems support.

Bob Bailey has been promoted from assistant to associate director of alumni relations. He is merchandising program coordinator and also assists several chapters, class reunions, and the College of Human Resources and Education.

Lynn Young has been promoted from college coordinator to assistant director of alumni relations. She continues her role assisting the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with their alumni programs.

Retired Air Force Colonel Richard S. "Rock" Roszak (business management '71) recently joined the staff as associate director of corps alumni programs. Roszak facilitates Corps of Cadets alumni involvement through special events, reunions, and other activities. He returned to Virginia Tech in 1994 as the commander of the Air Force ROTC detachment and has spent the past three years as a deputy commandant of cadets.

Heather M. Esteban joined the staff as assistant director of alumni relations and assists the College of Engineering with its college and departmental programs. She also assists with the Alumni Association Web site design and maintenance.

For more information about any Alumni Association item, please contact the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Alumni Hall (0102), Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone 540/231-6285; fax 540/231-3039; e-mail VaTechAlumni@vt.edu. Alumni can register with the Alumni Association at www.VaTechAlumni.com.