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Vice President for Alumni Relations Tom Tillar '69
Tom Tillar '69

For the Alumni Association, the 2010-11 academic year was perhaps our best yet in engaging alumni. More than 25,000 alumni participated in programs on campus or through our alumni chapter network and other on-campus events, resulting in a banner year for participation.

Young alumni showed growing interest in chapter events, homecomings, and reunions, proving that the tradition of staying involved in the Hokie Nation remains strong.

The new Drillfield Series events were successful, centered on themes designed to attract alumni back to campus for special weekend experiences. Four more Drillfield programs are planned in 2012.

Another new initiative emphasized career resources and job networking for alumni. In an effort to engage alumni, we created more services, programs, and events than in any year in our past—and that effort paid off.

While celebrating the Alumni Association's 135 years of service, we paused to reflect on how our association has evolved through the years and partnered with the university in so many ways. Thanks to all who made our work on behalf of the university so productive and rewarding.

As you'll see in our annual report, we truly are having a beneficial impact.
Vice President for Alumni Relations


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Fall 2011
Virginia Tech Alumni Association