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Virginia Tech Magazine, fall 2015

Fall 2015

On the cover: When a Hokie (portrayed by Nate Smith Jr. '02) has three applicants for a job and one's a Hokie (portrayed by junior triple-major Madeline Sault), the others don't stand a chance. Just ask junior theater arts majors Maggie Gough and Miles Gheesling (in black). Photo by Jim Stroup. Hokie jewelry and tie courtesy of Volume Two Bookstore.

Cover story

Jesse Tuel

Assistant Editor

Mason Adams

Art Director

Robin Dowdy

Graphic Designers

Sarah Cisneros '13, Tiffany Pruden


Andrea Brunais, Carrie Cox '99, Juliet Crichton, Shirley Fleet, Dave Hunt, Amy Loeffler, Annie McCallum, Tom Tillar '69

Copy Editors

Juliet Crichton, Richard Lovegrove


Michael Kiernan, Tricia Lombardi, Jim Stroup, Logan Wallace

Webmaster, Digital Editor

Juliet Crichton

Business Manager

Paula Hill Stith

Creative Services Manager

Ed Lemire

Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Creative Services

Sarah Elliott

Senior Associate Vice President for University Relations

Tracy Vosburgh

Jesse Tuel

Jesse Tuel




Mason Adams

Mason Adams

Assistant Editor



Robin Dowdy

Robin Dowdy

Art Director



Virginia Tech photographers

University Relations photographers (from left) Jim Stroup, Logan Wallace, and Michael Kiernan

Story ideas and letters to the editor


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Class Notes


Mail – Class Notes, Alumni Association; Holtzman Alumni Center (0102), Virginia Tech; 901 Prices Fork Rd.; Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Address Changes


Phone – 540-231-6285 (8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday)

Mail – Alumni Association; Holtzman Alumni Center (0102), Virginia Tech; 901 Prices Fork Rd.; Blacksburg, VA 24061



Jeanne Coates '88



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