Alumni Association News
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
Trans-Panama Canal Crystal Harmony Cruise
Swiss Deluxe Winter Escapade
Cuba's Built Heritage
Europe's Magical Waterways
Essential Europe for Young Alumni
Alumni College Abroad in Normandy
Alumni College Abroad in Sorrento, Italy
Deluxe Around the World
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. 12 13 Homecoming (Boston College game)
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 email@example.com 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.