Alumni News
2003 Alumni Association Scholars
The Alumni Association Presidential Scholarship Endowment awarded major scholarships to the following 13 freshmen. In addition, 46 alumni chapters throughout the nation awarded 136 merit-based scholarships for this fall.
'07 Alumni Presidential Scholars
Caitlin Blaskewicz, Roselle Park, N.J., animal science
Laura Bowe, Powell, Ohio, architecture
Kathryn Firich, Woodbridge, Va., engineering
James Forman, Newport News, Va., computer engineering
Amber Hendricks, Blacksburg, Va., architecture
Sarah Larkins, Ashburn, Va., Spanish
Lucas McWilliams, Purcellville, Va., biology
Jetta Peterkin, Fredericksburg, Va., anthropology
Katrina Ramsdell, Richmond, Va., industrial and systems engineering
Lauren Stone, Charlotte, N.C., chemistry/biology
Michael Vangeloff, Cincinnati, Ohio, university studies
'07 Alumni Honors Scholars
Crysta Highfield, Aldie, Va., university studies
Elizabeth Traut, Vienna, Va., engineering

2004 Alumni Tours (Details, see travel programs at
Trans-Panama Canal Cruise--Jan. 28-Feb. 8 (Crystal Lines)
Hawaii and South Pacific Cruise--Feb.13-23 (Crystal Lines)
Orvieto, Italy--April 19-27
Assisi and the Medieval Hill Towns of Umbria--May 2-10
Essential Europe for Young Alumni--May 25-June 18
National Parks Tour--June departure
Dordogne Region--June 11-19
Alaska Cruise--July departure
Kilkenny, Ireland--July 6-14
Wales--July 18-26
Island Life in Greece--Oct. 10-18
Australia and New Zealand--Oct. 4-20

A homecoming just for you
"Homecoming" now has broader meaning for Virginia Tech alumni. No longer a single weekend during football season, homecoming is now an opportunity for alumni groups to celebrate their own special reunions on different weekends throughout the fall. In addition to academic college homecomings, six reunion classes, beginning with the 25th silver anniversary, will celebrate traditional anniversaries, and alumni from the '80s and '90s will have joint reunions. Corps of cadets alumni will have their own homecoming as well. By spreading out the influx of alumni to Blacksburg, the new approach to reunions helps to ensure the availability of tickets and hotel accommodations. Alumni provided positive feedback about the multiple homecomings when they were introduced last fall. Look for advance schedules of homecomings and other alumni events on this page in each issue of Virginia Tech Magazine, or find the most up-to-date information at

Upcoming alumni events

For complete schedules, registration information, and details for away game events, please go to the link above or call the Alumni Association at 540/231-6285.

Fall 2003
Oct. 11--Syracuse (traditional homecoming parade)
Class of '53 50th Anniversary Reunion (and induction into the Old Guard)
College of Architecture & Urban Studies Homecoming (including Departments of Art & Art History and Interior Design)
Marching Virginians Homecoming
Highty-Tighties Alumni Reunion
Oct. 22--at West Virginia
Nov. 1--Miami
Class of '73 Reunion
Class of '78 Reunion
Corps of Cadets Homecoming
Nov. 8--at Pitt
Pre-game party
Nov. 15--at Temple
Pre-game party
Nov. 22--Boston College
Class of '68 Reunion
College of Engineering Homecoming
Nov. 29--at U.Va.

Spring and Summer 2004
March 26-27
Hillcrest Reunion: Women of Virginia Tech 1926 - 1974
April 23-24
Biology Department Reunion
May 20-21
Old Guard Reunion, including 55th and 60th Anniversary Celebrations for Classes of '44 and '49 (May 19)
June 24-26 15th Annual Virginia Tech Summer Escape