Virginia Tech Magazine
Alumni Association News
Fall 2008

Holtzman Alumni Center

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Summer Around the Drillfield
2008 reunions

Other 2008 Fall Events

All fall: Virginia Tech Alumni Association tailgates and chapter football game-watching parties; learn more at

Year-round: Get involved -- our chapters around the country have events throughout the year; find one near you at

ODK 75th Anniversary

The Alpha Omicron Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa and its membership have served as a model of leadership excellence on the Virginia Tech campus for 75 years. Alpha Omicron Circle member James I. "Bud" Robertson Jr. was the keynote speaker for the 75th anniversary celebration on Sept. 6. More information is available at

35th Anniversary Greek Alumni Gala

Join all Virginia Tech Greek alumni to celebrate the 35th anniversary of being officially recognized as a fraternity and sorority community. All fraternity and sorority alumni are invited to attend the Greek Alumni Gala on Nov. 8. Go to for more details.

Marching Virginians Band Day

The Marching Virginians homecoming will be held Nov. 22 during the weekend of the Duke-Virginia Tech football game, and will be celebrated in conjunction with Band Parents' Day. Please visit for more information.

Cotillion Club 95th Anniversary

From 1913-1970, the Cotillion Club played a significant role in the university's social scene, offering a variety of events for the general campus, such as quarterly formal dances in competition with the German Club and popular concerts. The club alumni will celebrate the 95th anniversary on Nov. 21-22. For more information, Cotillion Club alumni should contact

"Escape to Italy" at Virginia Tech for Valentine's Day 2009

Looking for something different to experience on Valentine’s Day? Enjoy an afternoon and evening celebrating "amore" with your "Escape to Italy" on Feb. 14, 2009, at Virginia Tech. The getaway includes a stay at The Inn at Virginia Tech and breakfast served in bed. For more details, please visit

Civil War Weekend at Virginia Tech

From March 13-15, 2009, the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, and Continuing and Professional Education will present the Civil War Weekend at Virginia Tech. For more details, please visit

Rescue Squad 40th Anniversary

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad (VTRS) was formed in 1969 to provide the best possible emergency medical care to the Virginia Tech community, as well as to provide training and experience to those interested in emergency medicine. The oldest collegiate rescue squad of its kind in the nation, the VTRS will celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 2, 2009. Details about this special anniversary are available at

VTAA 2009 Travel Tours
also in this issue ...

. Tribute to a giant among Hokies: William E. Skelton '40 (1919-2008)

. Summer Around the Drillfield

. Virginia Tech's legendary leadership team

. 2008 university and Alumni Association awards

. Virginia Tech Alumni Association chapter awards

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